the JPilot jIRC applet is an java applet to conected to irc is working gr8
u can chak it in :
If you don't want the Banwith to go down on this you can make an Irc pack
so users can d/l it open it to ther k-lite dir (\k-lite\irc) and a new Start page (\k-lite\web\start.htm)
with a link to the local file ...
(BTW if u will use the irc pack idea use as start page in KS ver of start page its gr8 one)