I have bought a Raspberry Pi which I intend to use as a 24/7 IRC server, probably using IRCD-Hybrid.
Ideally, this server would have a persistent chat history (where new people joining the channel(s?) should automatically see the chat's last
x messages) as well as working timestamps. If possible, users would be able to see this chat history regardless of the IRC client they're using, but if this requires me to host some sort of modified web client alongside the IRC server then that's no problem.
Any advice would be immensely appreciated.