What files exactly are
you "downloading". Do you know that we don't help with illegal/mass file trading due to the problems that can be caused by it, and the fact mIRC is not a file sharing program? Can't help but be suspicious with the term "downloading" being used in a thread referring to an FServe error message. Also, it's extremely bad practice to download from people you don't know, they could contain anything (I assume that's why "you might not know"
the person you're downloading from). It's like taking sweets off a stranger.
$address uses the IAL to check the address, which isn't necessarily the needed IP. I don't know of a way to correct the address with a CTCP event for DCC. Keep checkin' back though, got lots of smart people here who may know a way
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