ircio(1) General Commands Manual ircio(1)
ircio - A quaint little program to make irc life PING free
This little program connects to the server (given as arg 1) on the
given port (given as arg 2). It then accepts input from stdin and
sends it to that server. Likewise, it reads stuff sent from the server
and sends it to stdout. Simple? Yes, it is. But wait! There's more!
It also intercepts server PINGs and automatically responds to them.
This frees up the process that starts ircio (such as IRCII) to pause
without fear of being pooted off the net.