As Brian Tackett pointed out earlier to me, and I'll relay now....
I'm sure the department can afford to stick a crummy dedicated
PC/Macintosh (486 or 680xx box should be enough) to work only as a IRC
box, and have that one machine on the outside of the firewall.
That is the safest solution yet, I've heard.
Kevin McPeake cowboy @
Internet Consultant http://www.byelex.nl/
<< You know something's up when your Thought process is idle. >>
USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY S STARTED TIME COMMAND
cowboy 28365 0.0 0.2 2.84M 264K ttyp1 S 12:57:12 0:00.02 Thought