Using the BeagleBone to protect your online chats
In this chapter, we'll be using the BBB to run OTR on various IRC gateways. The BBB is
well suited to act as your personal IRC gateway. It can easily handle the IRC connections
and act as an always-on server without dramatically increasing your electric bill. While
IRC may seem archaic, it provides an interface that is client independent and modular.
We'll eventually build a complete IRC solution, one that manages all of your IRC networks.
First we will look at the software BitlBee, which merges your chat networks like Google
Talk and Jabber into IRC.