StatsServ is a little program which emulates an ever smaller IRC server (in regard to the commands it handles) and transfers statistics from IRC into a database. You can then use the data, for example, on a Web site where you want to display the latest statistics. Statistics consist of the uptime of each server in the network, a list of channels, including their topic (except for secret (+s) and private (+p) channels), and the number of users in the network. You can normally get these statistics via /stats u, /list, and /lusers (if /stats u is supported on the network and enabled for normal users).
IRK is a Tcl IRC client library. IRK is intended for Tcl programmers that want to use the IRC protocol for communication. It can be used to ease the creation of IRC "bots", to serve as the basis for graphical chat clients, and to allow IRKs to find each other without centralized coordination by meeting on a designated IRC server and channel. This last feature makes it ideal for negotiating the initial contact of P2P programs without requiring a central registry or server.