ProxIRC aims to be a proxy through which one can
connect to an IRC server while also being able to
connect to other instant messaging systems. Right
now, partial support is offered for Microsoft's
MSN using libMSN. Any IRC client can be used.
Status of connected users in the MSN is made
thanks to a virtual channel created by the proxy.
When a user wants to talk to a friend from MSN,
they /join #friend and talk. The rest of the
channels are provided by a true IRC server and
directly forwarded by the proxy. Only messages
outgoing from the IRC client (which may be
anyone) are parsed to look for information
intended for the proxy. Information not useful
for the proxy is forwarded to the IRC server.