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#1 trem

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 02:26 AM

I'm really not a fan of any IRC clients and thought maybe I could use netcat as one...

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 10:15 AM

probably be easier to use telnet as a client.

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 10:45 AM

probably be easier to use telnet as a client.

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while you absoutely could use telnet as a client, why on earth would you want to? If you havn't found a client that you like I say either keep looking, or write a few scripts to modify one that's out there now more to your liking. But watching raw IRC over telnet? I wouldn't be able to keep anything stright.
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Posted 27 June 2005 - 11:57 AM

probably be easier to use telnet as a client.

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while you absoutely could use telnet as a client, why on earth would you want to? If you havn't found a client that you like I say either keep looking, or write a few scripts to modify one that's out there now more to your liking. But watching raw IRC over telnet? I wouldn't be able to keep anything stright.
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i was thinking the same thing bout using netcat as a client while i was replying. that's just sadism.

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 12:19 PM

probably be easier to use telnet as a client.

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while you absoutely could use telnet as a client, why on earth would you want to? If you havn't found a client that you like I say either keep looking, or write a few scripts to modify one that's out there now more to your liking. But watching raw IRC over telnet? I wouldn't be able to keep anything stright.
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i was thinking the same thing bout using netcat as a client while i was replying. that's just sadism.

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You'd want to do it so that you can feel 1337 :D (or at least thats why I do it occasionally)

Heres an oreilly article about doing irc over telnet. Hope it helps

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 02:37 PM

Thanks for the link. I guess that article also applies to netcat because I got it to work.

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 02:39 PM

Thanks for the link. I guess that article also applies to netcat because I got it to work.

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Netcat essentially is telnet. Telnet is just what you call the type of client.

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 03:53 PM

Telnet is the protocol, not the client. Hence the name "telnet client," and netcat is somewhat just a telnet client on steroids.

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