They had gotten the program from one of Jarkko's friends, Vijay Subramaniam—the first non-Finnish person to use IRC.IRC then grew larger and got used on the entire Finnish national network—Funet—and then connected to Nordunet, the Scandinavian branch of the Internet.Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is an application layer protocol that facilitates communication in the form of text.The chat process works on a client/server networking model.Jarkko got in touch with people at the University of Denver and Oregon State University.
One of the more significant changes in DALnet was use of longer nicknames (the original ircd limit being 9 letters).
History showed most servers and users went with EFnet.
Once ANet disbanded, the name EFnet became meaningless, and once again it was the one and only IRC network.
In wumpus' words again: "Eris refused to remove that line, so I formed EFnet.
It wasn't much of a fight; I got all the hubs to join, and almost everyone else got carried along." A-net was formed with the eris servers, EFnet was formed with the non-eris servers.