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Connection sequence
General commands (concise version)
A typical IRC session log
A typical IRC session log (explaining each line)
Original Text File

All the commands can be tested using telnet
(available on most major operating systems)


Ultra Light IRC RFC Doc by Phoenixx

(with the aid of telnet, and sockets logging)


This document was made to help show folk how it is the IRC software they use communicates
with thier IRC server.

It details a list of basic commands, and the connection sequence.

If you ever plan on trying to make an IRC client, or need to use IRC on a machine
with nothing but telnet installed, or are simply curious this is the document for you.