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IRC Client chat with no server? #216540 18/11/09 04:28 PM
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I am new to IRC in general and it seems as though even DCC requires a server connection first. Is that correct? Is there any chat client that would allow a set of networked local users to chat when no server is available but also connect to a server when that is the need?

Re: IRC Client chat with no server? [Re: pkordes] #216541 18/11/09 04:55 PM
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You can use an ip address instead of a nickname with the /dcc chat command.

Type /help /dccserver

Re: IRC Client chat with no server? [Re: RoCk] #216542 18/11/09 05:02 PM
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Okay, but from everything I read on DCC, it seemed to need to negotiate the handshaking via the server first no matter what. I will try it out though.

Best case, though, this will only allow 2 people to directly chat, not a group, correct?

Re: IRC Client chat with no server? [Re: pkordes] #216543 18/11/09 05:19 PM
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Correct.

Re: IRC Client chat with no server? [Re: RoCk] #216545 18/11/09 06:10 PM
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Well, from what I can see so far, it looks like this absolutely won't work without a server to connect to first.

Re: IRC Client chat with no server? [Re: pkordes] #216546 18/11/09 06:46 PM
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Well, you're seeing it wrong.

Re: IRC Client chat with no server? [Re: RoCk] #216551 18/11/09 10:52 PM
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No, he isn't. Whatever he's defined as "IRC Client chat" (in the topic) requires a server. He hasn't specified whether this server is central, or distributed, IRC or DCC. It's still a server.

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An IRC server is not required to initiate DCC chat when specifying an ip address. I referred him to the dcc server section of the help file for instruction on how to do this. If this is not what he meant, then he needs to clarify.