I happen to know that in older versions there were not these identical restrictions, so if the poster was being restricted in the version he had at the time of the original post, then his assumptions were basically correct.

I'm not sure what you're trying to say in your post... but this statement is inaccurate. If you had read my post earlier in this thread, you would have noticed that I tediously tested each-and-every prior version, and came to the conclusion that mIRC always had this restriction.

mIRC v6.14 is the FIRST version of mIRC to allow DCC port values less-than 1024.
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