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Default Port for Internet Relay Chat (IRC) via TLS/SSL (RFC7194)

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Publication Date: 2014-Aug-08
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1. Rationale

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Independent Submission                                       R. Hartmann Request for Comments: 7194                                   August 2014 Updates: 1459 Category: Informational ISSN: 2070-1721

          Default Port for Internet Relay Chat (IRC) via TLS/SSL

Abstract

   This document describes the commonly accepted practice of listening    on TCP port 6697 for incoming Internet Relay Chat (IRC) connections    encrypted via TLS/SSL.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This is a contribution to the RFC Series, independently of any other    RFC stream.  The RFC Editor has chosen to publish this document at    its discretion and makes no statement about its value for    implementation or deployment.  Documents approved for publication by    the RFC Editor are not a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7194.

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Hartmann                      Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 7194            Default Port for IRC via TLS/SSL         August 2014

 Table of Contents

   1. Rationale .......................................................2    2. Technical Details ...............................................2       2.1. Connection Establishment ...................................2       2.2. Certificate Details ........................................3            2.2.1. Server Certificate ..................................3            2.2.2. Client Certificate ..................................3    3. Security Considerations .........................................3    4. IANA Considerations .............................................4    5. Normative References ............................................4    6. Informative References ..........................................4    7. Acknowledgements ................................................5    Appendix A. Supporting Data ........................................6

1.  Rationale

   Although system port assignments exist for IRC traffic that is plain    text (TCP/UDP...