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?
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.