PHOENIX: When someone has a specific problem with dcc, that is a part of mIRC that we should help with. Sometimes due to the wording of a post, its obvious when its about illegal file sharing. In this case the poster said "a friend is trying" and that they are new. Could this be illegal? sure, but they didnt ask a generic where can i find movies etc. Of course some users that we help with a specific dcc prob are going to use it for illegal stuff, but i ask myself: Is this a specific question regarding a mIRC option? if so, then i answer regarding that option.
TYLER: as suggested, look in your status window for any error msg and ask your friend to do the same. Many things can block a dcc, including
- routers/firewalls etc not being set up correctly
-dcc being blocked in file/option/dcc/, in file/options/folders under dcc ignore area, and under file/options/general/lock
-a script putting that puts the user on ignore or blocks dcc
-on DALnet, for certain file types the receiver must /dccallow +sendersnickname
-some routers get cranky when you try to dcc while connected on server port 6667
-the prob could be on the senders end
Without more info it would be hard for us to help you other than telling you general possibilities. I would suggest asking another friend to try to send you a file and see if that works. Obviously do be careful about what files you accept and who you accept them from, as many contain backdoors/trojans/virus.