Beirut was founded the night of March the 21st of the year 2005 by
Stefano El Douaihy
founder and his friend Mike Minassian
" of #Beyrouth on the Undernet
IRC network, being frustrated with the current lame users on Undernet and
wanting an alternate IRC network, they created Beirut IRC network as an alternative.
Starting when Mohamad Dimashk
" of #Liban DALnet
joined the team and launched the first joint server which became Verdun. The next day
, Dimitar Tnokovski
" came and became the manager of the servers and services.
On April the 7th, Beirut changed it's services and servers from beware to srvx
and from ircu daemon to Nefarious
The network grew fast in a very short period of time and reached 9 servers in
late summer 2005.
On January the 30th, Hani Mouneimne
" of ChatNet
joined the club and made a big contribution by donating Hamra server and free
Publicly listed on February the 8th of the year 2006 in servers.ini
Beirut immediately became a target of drones and spambots attacks and was about to turn
into chaos if "SanitariuM
" hadn't joined the staff and scripted Snoop
which halted the attacks and it has been protecting the network
Through its short history, Beirut has been repeatedly damaged by attacks such as
floods and ddos. After Israel started war on Lebanon (see
), the attacks
weren't only on the Lebanese land, but it was also over the Internet, where Israeli
drone runners were attacking with botnets. But, like the mystical phoenician phoenix, it has risen
from its ashes.
On December the 22nd of the year 2006, after weeks of hard coding, "Hal9000
" made Beirut
proud to be the first Nefarious IRCu network to be running Denora
On February the 20th, Beirut's red army team smashed all rival IRC networks in the
As of 2007, Beirut network celebrated it's 2nd anniversary on the 21st of March.
Joined by the powerful Lebanese diaspora, Beirut has acquired a reputation as
“The chat that never sleeps”.
With an average realtime user count of 400 users and 110 channels, Beirut has
become the main Middle Eastern IRC network and SearchIRC
ranked it around the 150th most populous network in the world.
Users growth is largely accomplished through its users and partners who brought
the best of them to the network which flowerishes every day.