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Privacy on IRC

You should always keep in mind that messages you send to someone over IRC are passed along all the servers between you and the person you're writing to. When you're sending a letter to someone, any postman on the way could open it and read its contents...

Well, it's the same on the network. Any IRC -Admin could compile its server in ``debug'' mode and log whatever messages are transmitted through his nodegif, so a good rule of thumb is not to trust the servers  .

How to establish direct communications between clients will be explained later (see DCC CHAT page gif). This should be used when you wouldn't want anybody else on IRC to intercept your private messages.

Nikos Drakos
Thu Jan 12 11:58:54 GMT 1995