miau is a smart and versatile IRC-bouncing tool for *NIX. The difference
between miau and other bouncers is that miau will go on IRC as soon as
it is launched, guarding or attempting to get your nick. Control over
the session can be taken as with other bouncers, by simply connecting to
miau (and providing a password) like you would connect to a normal IRC
server. On disconnect, miau is able to stay in the channels and to
reintroduce them to your client on your next connect. Other handy
features are message logging, flood protection, and DCC bouncing.