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Network and Server question. Huh? #112859 27/02/05 05:08 AM
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I was wondering about something. There are many servers on the IRC network. If I'm on Undernet, and I join a channel, will all "see" the users across the whole Undernet network who are on that channel or will I just be "seeing" that channel with that perticular server? In other words, if I join a channel will I join the entire channel on the network or server? Thanks.

Re: Network and Server question. Huh? #112860 27/02/05 05:39 AM
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all servers on a network are linked together (unless they "netsplit") so what happens in 1 server will be seen in all the others on that network.

Re: Network and Server question. Huh? #112861 27/02/05 05:54 AM
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What Danthemando said, except...

#channel = network wide
&channel = local to that specific server

if you /join #channel on undernet you will be chatting with all users on undernet who are on that channel.
if you /join &channel on undernet you will be chatting only with users on the same server who are on that channel - probably none. laugh

Re: Network and Server question. Huh? #112862 27/02/05 01:48 PM
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Quote:

&channel = local to that specific server

Nope they arent.. im from sweden, and i can chat with people from *.us on a &channels, and since they arent allowed on *.se servers, then they must be able to join the &channels from a *.us server.. this is on ircnet tho, but why use "local" channels? that take away the whole point in a irc-network, and what i know you cant have a "local" channel on any networks, the &channels was firstly created to stop takeovers, "they are harder to split in to", dont ask me why and how, but that was why they inplanted them on ircnet servers..


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Re: Network and Server question. Huh? #112863 27/02/05 06:11 PM
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Quoting http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/misc/ccosmos.html#Heading666
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3.2 Local channels
A channel with the "&" prefix instead of “#” (e.g &chat) is a channel that is local to your server. People from other IRC-servers can't join, can’t find it in the channel-listing and can't spot you'r in it, unless they retrieve a remote whois. (2.6)


Quoting http://ircnet.irchelp.org/channel.html
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&channel
&Channels have modes and are local[4] Actually a &channel can exist on various servers on your network, however every same-named &channel on the different servers will be unique, i.e. it will NOT share information about users or propagate messages to other servers. There are various &channels created automatically by the server (for example &servers) where different data about events happening on the server are displayed.


Are you sure you're not thinking of ircnet's !channels?