Using IRC as a hub?

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Using IRC as a hub?

Post by mad1max » 2005-11-21 12:37

Hi,

is it possible/hard to modify dc++ so it can use a channel in the irc (quakenet?) as a hub? Everyone in our Intranet fears to be responsible for an hub, so this, i think would be a nice solution.

Mark

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Post by ivulfusbar » 2005-11-21 13:24

Yes to some extent. But it do require some work to function correctly. The protocols are different. You can high-jack the irc-protocol in an CTCP-manner. I think sandos wrote a small script for it in the past with some basic functionality.
Everyone is supposed to download from the hubs, - I don´t know why, but I never do anymore.

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Post by FCN-Eki » 2006-02-19 10:26

But upkeeping hub is totally legal, hub gives just a search engine and chat room. If there's a goverment that blames a hub, they could blame google and every chat as well?

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Post by GargoyleMT » 2006-02-19 10:42

That's not a sound argument.

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Post by sandos » 2006-02-28 17:40

ivulfusbar wrote:Yes to some extent. But it do require some work to function correctly. The protocols are different. You can high-jack the irc-protocol in an CTCP-manner. I think sandos wrote a small script for it in the past with some basic functionality.


Thats right, it's available at http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=47459, but it was very buggy. Chatting, Searching and transfers all worked at least once though ;)

Any IRC network would mind the traffic from a hidden hub being run though.

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Post by ivulfusbar » 2006-03-01 02:46

only obfusticatious with it would be ISPs disallowing the running of a DC-hub but not an IRC-server. But it will only be a temporary solution. And if it was an issue, a tunneled hub would work better than that. ;))
Everyone is supposed to download from the hubs, - I don´t know why, but I never do anymore.

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