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Local Host Look Up Method #99790 05/10/04 03:10 PM
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I was just wondering whats the difference between the Normal and the Server look up method under Local Info and which one is better, if theres a difference. Thanks.

Re: Local Host Look Up Method #99791 05/10/04 03:25 PM
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the server look up methode does a userhost lookup (/userhost $me) when connecting and resolves the returning hostname if needed. the normal methode gets the ip not from the irc server, but directly from your pc (windows) afaik.

Re: Local Host Look Up Method #99792 05/10/04 05:26 PM
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As a side note (and to add a small bit of extra info), this is available in the help file:

"With the Normal method, mIRC relies on your winsock to reply with the correct information.

With the Server method, mIRC looks up your local host through the IRC Server, and then performs a /dns on it to resolve it to an IP address.

The Server method will most likely be slower, you can tell when it has been completed when you see your local host name and IP address displayed in the status window."

See /help local info.

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