Another fork effort, the first that really made a big and lasting difference, was initiated by 'Wildthang' in the U. October 1992 (it forked off the EFnet ircd version 2.8.10).
It was meant to be just a test network to develop bots on but it quickly grew to a network "for friends and their friends".
On August 15, the new user count record was set to 57 users.
which led various implementations of servers and clients to diverge.
DALnet ircd modifications were made by Alexei "Lefler" Kosut.
DALnet was thus based on the undernet ircd server, although the DALnet pioneers were EFnet abandoners.
In August 1990, the first major disagreement took place in the IRC world.The "A-net" (Anarchy net) included a server named eris.It was all open, required no passwords and had no limit on the number of connects.For the latter purpose, the Undernet implemented timestamps, new routing and offered the CService—a program that allowed users to register channels and then attempted to protect them from troublemakers.The very first server list presented, from February 15, 1993, includes servers from USA, Canada, France, Croatia and Japan.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.Jarkko got in touch with people at the University of Denver and Oregon State University.They had their own IRC network running and wanted to connect to the Finnish network.In fact, software implementation varied significantly from one network to the other, each network implementing their own policies and standards in their own code bases.During the summer of 1994, the Undernet was itself forked.