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Passive DCC feature #144411 10/03/06 05:38 AM
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I am wondering about the passive DCC feature which is in the new mIRC. Do both sides have to have the passive DCC box checked to use it? How does it work exactly? Does it only work on mIRC or do other clients support it?

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Re: Passive DCC feature #144412 10/03/06 05:50 AM
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Well I have begun to answer my own question using the debug command. It seems only 1 side needs to have it enabled - the side which is sending the file. Both sides do need the newest mIRC obviously.

The dcc privmsg are in the format:
DCC SEND <filename> 4294967295 0 <filesize> incremental_number
4294967295 is 255.255.255.255. 0 is port number 0.
The incremental number is the number of passive DCCs sent by the client so far.
I am still looking into this interesting protocol. Is it documented anywhere?

Re: Passive DCC feature #144413 10/03/06 12:36 PM
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Quote:
Both sides do need the newest mIRC obviously.


I would think that too, but I sent a file to a friend who is
still using 6.16, with passive dcc enabled and it worked.

Re: Passive DCC feature #144414 10/03/06 01:15 PM
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Indeed, mIRC has supported passive DCC for quite a while, even there just was no option to actually turn it on for normal (non-firewalled) connections. See for example my post about the passive DCC protocol - this is from before 6.17 was released!

To the OP: it's documented in the helpfile under "DCC Socks5 Protocol". I'm not sure when that page was added to the helpfile.


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Re: Passive DCC feature #144415 10/03/06 01:19 PM
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Thank you for the information smile