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Internet Relay Chat: Channel Management (RFC2811)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003410D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 15 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

C. Kalt: AUTHOR

Abstract

One of the most notable characteristics of the IRC (Internet Relay Chat) protocol is to allow for users to be grouped in forums, called channels, providing a mean for multiple users to communicate together.

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Network Working Group C. Kalt

Request for Comments: 2811 April 2000

Updates: 1459

Category: Informational

Internet Relay Chat: Channel Management

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this

memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2000). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

One of the most notable characteristics of the IRC (Internet Relay

Chat) protocol is to allow for users to be grouped in forums, called

channels, providing a mean for multiple users to communicate

together.

There was originally a unique type of channels, but with the years,

new types appeared either as a response to a need, or for

experimental purposes.

This document specifies how channels, their characteristics and

properties are managed by IRC servers.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction ............................................... 2

2. Channel Characteristics .................................... 3

2.1 Namespace .............................................. 3

2.2 Channel Scope .......................................... 3

2.3 Channel Properties ..................................... 4

2.4 Privileged Channel Members ............................. 4

2.4.1 Channel Operators ................................. 5

2.4.2 Channel Creator ................................... 5

3. Channel lifetime ........................................... 5

3.1 Standard channels ...................................... 5

3.2 Safe Channels .......................................... 6

4. Channel Modes .............................................. 7

4.1 Member Status .......................................... 7

4.1.1 "Channel Creator" Status .......................... 7

4.1.2 Channel Operator Status ........................... 8

4.1.3 Voice Privilege ................................... 8

4.2 Channel Flags .......................................... 8

4.2.1 Anonymous Flag .................................... 8

4.2.2 Invite Only Flag .................................. 8

4.2.3 Moderated Channel Flag ............................ 9

4.2.4 No Messages To Channel From Clients On The Outside 9

4.2.5 Quiet Channel ..................................... 9

4.2.6 Private and Secret Channels ....................... 9

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