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Definition: A BNC is called a "bouncer", because you literally bounce your connection off it in order to connect to an IRC server. It's a small program run off of a shell account, and if your shell account provider allows it, you can use it with your favourite IRC client to use a variety of virtual hostnames (vhosts) that the provider may have availagle.

Also Known As: bouncer

Related Resources:

Hey, Cool Hostname!
Learn about how to get a "cool" hostname like "" and more.

Elsewhere on the Web: - BNC 2.4.x
An excellent walkthrough to setting up bnc2.4.x.

EggXpress - IRC Bounce/BNC
A helpful guide to setting up a BNC, particularly if you know what you're doing.

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