DALnet ircd modifications were made by Alexei "Lefler" Kosut.
History showed most servers and users went with EFnet.
Once ANet disbanded, the name EFnet became meaningless, and once again it was the one and only IRC network.
On August 15, the new user count record was set to 57 users.
which led various implementations of servers and clients to diverge.
Another fork effort, the first that really made a big and lasting difference, was initiated by 'Wildthang' in the U. October 1992 (it forked off the EFnet ircd version 2.8.10).