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Ad hoc is a Latin phrase meaning literally "for this".
Alphanumeric is a combination of alphabetic and numeric characters, and is used to describe the collection of Latin letters and Arabic digits or a text constructed from this collection.
Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
An application layer is an abstraction layer that specifies the shared communications protocols and interface methods used by hosts in a communications network.
ASCII, abbreviated from American Standard Code for Information Interchange, is a character encoding standard for electronic communication.
BITNET was a co-operative U.S. university computer network founded in 1981 by Ira Fuchs at the City University of New York (CUNY) and Greydon Freeman, Inc.
BITNET Relay, also known as the Inter Chat Relay Network, was a chat network setup over BITNET nodes.
A bulletin board system or BBS (also called Computer Bulletin Board Service, CBBS) is a computer server running software that allows users to connect to the system using a terminal program.
Chapel Hill is a town in Orange and Durham counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina.
In computer and machine-based telecommunications terminology, a character is a unit of information that roughly corresponds to a grapheme, grapheme-like unit, or symbol, such as in an alphabet or syllabary in the written form of a natural language.
Character encoding is used to represent a repertoire of characters by some kind of encoding system.
A chat log is an archive of transcripts from online chat and instant messaging conversations.
The term chat room, or chatroom, is primarily used to describe any form of synchronous conferencing, occasionally even asynchronous conferencing.
ChatZilla is an IRC client for Mozilla-based browsers such as Firefox, introduced in 2000.
A client is a piece of computer hardware or software that accesses a service made available by a server.
Client-to-client protocol (CTCP) is a special type of communication between Internet Relay Chat (IRC) clients.
The client–server model is a distributed application structure that partitions tasks or workloads between the providers of a resource or service, called servers, and service requesters, called clients.
In telecommunication, a communication protocol is a system of rules that allow two or more entities of a communications system to transmit information via any kind of variation of a physical quantity.
The following is a comparison of instant messaging protocols.
The following tables compare general and technical information between a number of IRC client programs which have been discussed in independent published literature.
The following tables compare general and technical information including the differences in feature sets between popular IRC daemons.
The following tables compare general and technical information between a number of IRC client programs for mobile devices.
The CRC Press, LLC is a publishing group based in the United States that specializes in producing technical books.
A cryptographic hash function is a special class of hash function that has certain properties which make it suitable for use in cryptography.
The Cyrillic script is a writing system used for various alphabets across Eurasia (particularity in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and North Asia).
In multitasking computer operating systems, a daemon is a computer program that runs as a background process, rather than being under the direct control of an interactive user.
DALnet is an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) network made up of 33 servers, with a stable population of approximately 8,000 users in about 7,000 channels.
A standard is a custom or convention that has achieved a dominant position by public acceptance or market forces (for example, by early entrance to the market).
In computing, a denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) is a cyber-attack in which the perpetrator seeks to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users by temporarily or indefinitely disrupting services of a host connected to the Internet.
Direct Client-to-Client (DCC) is an IRC-related sub-protocol enabling peers to interconnect using an IRC server for handshaking in order to exchange files or perform non-relayed chats.
EFnet or Eris-Free network is a major Internet Relay Chat (IRC) network, with more than 35,000 users.
Emacs Lisp is a dialect of the Lisp programming language used as a scripting language by Emacs (a text editor family most commonly associated with GNU Emacs and XEmacs).
An email address identifies an email box to which email messages are delivered.
In cryptography, encryption is the process of encoding a message or information in such a way that only authorized parties can access it and those who are not authorized cannot.
ERC is an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client integrated into GNU Emacs.
Extended Unix Code (EUC) is a multibyte character encoding system used primarily for Japanese, Korean, and simplified Chinese.
Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California.
File sharing is the practice of distributing or providing access to digital media, such as computer programs, multimedia (audio, images and video), documents or electronic books.
File transfer is the transmission of a computer file through a communication channel from one computer system to another.
Finland (Suomi; Finland), officially the Republic of Finland is a country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east.
Finnish (or suomen kieli) is a Finnic language spoken by the majority of the population in Finland and by ethnic Finns outside Finland.
Mozilla Firefox (or simply Firefox) is a free and open-source web browser developed by Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, Mozilla Corporation.
Flaming is a hostile and insulting interaction between persons over the Internet, often involving the use of profanity.
Freenode, formerly known as Open Projects Network, is an IRC network used to discuss peer-directed projects.
GNU Screen is a terminal multiplexer, a software application that can be used to multiplex several virtual consoles, allowing a user to access multiple separate login sessions inside a single terminal window, or detach and reattach sessions from a terminal.
The Gulf War (2 August 199028 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Shield (2 August 199017 January 1991) for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm (17 January 199128 February 1991) in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition forces from 35 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.
Hoboken (Unami: Hupokàn) is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States.
In computer networking, a hostname (archaically nodename) is a label that is assigned to a device connected to a computer network and that is used to identify the device in various forms of electronic communication, such as the World Wide Web.
In computing, a hyperlink, or simply a link, is a reference to data that the reader can directly follow either by clicking, tapping, or hovering.
The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is an application protocol for distributed, collaborative, and hypermedia information systems.
ibiblio (formerly SunSITE.unc.edu and MetaLab.unc.edu) is a "collection of collections," and hosts a diverse range of publicly available information and open source content, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies.
IBM Cloud Video, formerly Ustream, is an American live video streaming and video hosting company.
The Ident Protocol (Identification Protocol, IDENT), specified in RFC 1413, is an Internet protocol that helps identify the user of a particular TCP connection.
Instant messaging (IM) technology is a type of online chat that offers real-time text transmission over the Internet.
The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is a function of ICANN, a nonprofit private American corporation that oversees global IP address allocation, autonomous system number allocation, root zone management in the Domain Name System (DNS), media types, and other Internet Protocol-related symbols and Internet numbers.
The Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) is a supporting protocol in the Internet protocol suite.
The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) develops and promotes voluntary Internet standards, in particular the standards that comprise the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP).
The Internet Protocol (IP) is the principal communications protocol in the Internet protocol suite for relaying datagrams across network boundaries.
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is an application layer protocol that facilitates communication in the form of text.
Internet slang (Internet shorthand, cyber-slang, netspeak, or chatspeak) refers to various kinds of slang used by different people on the Internet.
iOS (formerly iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. exclusively for its hardware.
An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to each device connected to a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication.
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) is the fourth version of the Internet Protocol (IP).
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the most recent version of the Internet Protocol (IP), the communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet.
An IRC bot performing a simple task.An IRC bot is a set of scripts or an independent program that connects to Internet Relay Chat as a client, and so appears to other IRC users as another user.
An IRC operator (often abbreviated as IRCop or oper) is a user on an Internet Relay Chat network who has privileged access.
Internet Relay Chat services (usually called IRC services) is a name for a set of features implemented on many modern Internet Relay Chat networks.
An IRC channel takeover is an acquisition of IRC channel operator status by someone other than the channel's owner.
An IRCd, short for Internet Relay Chat daemon, is server software that implements the IRC protocol, enabling people to talk to each other via the Internet (exchanging textual messages in real time).
IRCnet is one of the largest IRC networks with more than 60,000 users using it daily.
IRCX (Internet Relay Chat eXtensions) is an extension to the IRC protocol, developed by Microsoft.
Irssi () is an IRC client program for Linux, FreeBSD, macOS and Microsoft Windows.
ISO/IEC 2022 Information technology—Character code structure and extension techniques, is an ISO standard (equivalent to the ECMA standard ECMA-35) specifying.
ISO/IEC 646 is the name of a set of ISO standards, described as Information technology — ISO 7-bit coded character set for information interchange and developed in cooperation with ASCII at least since 1964.
ISO/IEC 8859-1:1998, Information technology — 8-bit single-byte coded graphic character sets — Part 1: Latin alphabet No.
ISO/IEC 8859-5:1999, Information technology — 8-bit single-byte coded graphic character sets — Part 5: Latin/Cyrillic alphabet, is part of the ISO/IEC 8859 series of ASCII-based standard character encodings, first edition published in 1988.
Jarkko Oikarinen (born 16 August 1967, in Kuusamo, Finland) is the inventor of the first Internet chat network, called Internet Relay Chat (IRC), where he is known as WiZ.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., also referred to as Wiley, is a global publishing company that specializes in academic publishing.
KOI8-R (RFC 1489) is an 8-bit character encoding, designed to cover Russian, which uses a Cyrillic alphabet.
Linux is a family of free and open-source software operating systems built around the Linux kernel.
This is a list of all Internet Relay Chat commands from RFC 1459, RFC 2812, and extensions added to major IRC daemons.
This is a list of TCP and UDP port numbers used by protocols of the application layer of the Internet protocol suite for the establishment of host-to-host connectivity.
macOS (previously and later) is a series of graphical operating systems developed and marketed by Apple Inc. since 2001.
In cryptography and computer security, a man-in-the-middle attack (MITM) is an attack where the attacker secretly relays and possibly alters the communication between two parties who believe they are directly communicating with each other.
The many-to-many communication paradigm is one of three major Internet computing paradigms, characterized by multiple users contributing and receiving information, with the information elements often interlinked across different websites.
Marina del Rey is an unincorporated seaside community and census-designated place (CDP) in Los Angeles County, California, United States.
Media blackout refers to the censorship of news related to a certain topic, particularly in mass media, for any reason.
Mibbit is a web-based client for web browsers that supports Internet Relay Chat (IRC), Yahoo! Messenger, and Twitter.
Microsoft Notification Protocol (MSNP, also known as the Mobile Status Notification Protocol) is an instant messaging protocol developed by Microsoft for use by the Microsoft Messenger service and the instant messaging clients that connect to it, such as Skype since 2014, and the earlier Windows Live Messenger, MSN Messenger, Windows Messenger, and Microsoft Messenger for Mac.
Microsoft Windows is a group of several graphical operating system families, all of which are developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.
Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) is an Internet standard that extends the format of email to support.
mIRC is an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client for Windows, created in 1995 and developed by Khaled Mardam-Bey.
In computer networking, multicast is group communication where data transmission is addressed to a group of destination computers simultaneously.
MySQL ("My S-Q-L") is an open-source relational database management system (RDBMS).
In computer networking, specifically Internet Relay Chat (IRC), netsplit is the disconnection of a given node from the previously established network or between two nodes.
A nickname is a substitute for the proper name of a familiar person, place, or thing, for affection or ridicule.
No Starch Press is an American publishing company, specializing in technical literature often geared towards the geek, hacker, and DIY subcultures.
NORDUnet is an international collaboration between the National research and education networks in the Nordic countries.
The North Germanic languages make up one of the three branches of the Germanic languages, a sub-family of the Indo-European languages, along with the West Germanic languages and the extinct East Germanic languages.
The symbol # is most commonly known as the number sign, hash, or pound sign.
O'Reilly Media (formerly O'Reilly & Associates) is an American media company established by Tim O'Reilly that publishes books and Web sites and produces conferences on computer technology topics.
The Open and Free Technology Community (OFTC) is an IRC network that provides collaboration services to members of the free software community in any part of the world.
Opera is a web browser for Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems developed by Opera Software AS.
An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs.
Oracle Database (commonly referred to as Oracle RDBMS or simply as Oracle) is a multi-model database management system produced and marketed by Oracle Corporation.
Oregon State University (OSU) is an international, public research university in the northwest United States, located in Corvallis, Oregon.
A packet analyzer (also known as a packet sniffer) is a computer program or piece of computer hardware that can intercept and log traffic that passes over a digital network or part of a network.
Pearson Education (see also Pearson PLC) is a British-owned education publishing and assessment service to schools and corporations, as well as directly to students.
Peer-to-peer (P2P) computing or networking is a distributed application architecture that partitions tasks or workloads between peers.
In computing, a plug-in (or plugin, add-in, addin, add-on, addon, or extension) is a software component that adds a specific feature to an existing computer program.
Privacy is the ability of an individual or group to seclude themselves, or information about themselves, and thereby express themselves selectively.
In computer networks, a proxy server is a server (a computer system or an application) that acts as an intermediary for requests from clients seeking resources from other servers.
QuakeNet is one of the largest Internet Relay Chat (IRC) networks, with a peak average of about 72,000 users and 42,000 channels.
Rizon is a large Internet Relay Chat (IRC) network with an average of around 20,000 users.
Rockland is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States.
SAGE Publishing is an independent publishing company founded in 1965 in New York by Sara Miller McCune and now based in California.
San Francisco (initials SF;, Spanish for 'Saint Francis'), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.
Scottsdale (Vaṣai S-vaṣonĭ; Eskatel) is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, part of the Greater Phoenix Area.
SeaMonkey is a free and open-source Internet suite.
Sebastopol or is a city in Sonoma County, California, United States, approximately 52 miles (80 km) north of San Francisco.
Secure Shell (SSH) is a cryptographic network protocol for operating network services securely over an unsecured network.
A security hacker is someone who seeks to breach defenses and exploit weaknesses in a computer system or network.
In computing, a server is a computer program or a device that provides functionality for other programs or devices, called "clients".
A serving channel (sometimes called a depot channel) is a slang term for a file sharing channel found on an IRC network.
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is an Internet standard for electronic mail (email) transmission.
Smuxi is a cross-platform IRC client for the GNOME desktop inspired by Irssi.
Social media are computer-mediated technologies that facilitate the creation and sharing of information, ideas, career interests and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks.
The Spring Engine (also termed SpringRTS and formerly TA Spring), is a game engine for real-time strategy (RTS) video games.
In computing, the superuser is a special user account used for system administration.
A terminal multiplexer is a software application that can be used to multiplex several separate pseudoterminal-based login sessions inside a single terminal display, terminal emulator window, PC/workstation system console, or remote login session, or to detach and reattach sessions from a terminal.
Usually used in reference to a computer application, a text-based application is one whose primary input and output are based on text rather than graphics or sound.
A text-based protocol or plain text protocol is a communications protocol whose content representation is in human-readable format.
The Hamnet Players, founded in 1993, perform virtual theatre (cyberformance) using IRC chat.
Thousand Oaks is the second-largest city in Ventura County, California, United States.
The tilde (in the American Heritage dictionary or; ˜ or ~) is a grapheme with several uses.
tmux is a terminal multiplexer, allowing a user to access multiple separate terminal sessions inside a single terminal window or remote terminal session.
The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) is one of the main protocols of the Internet protocol suite.
Transport Layer Security (TLS) – and its predecessor, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), which is now deprecated by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) – are cryptographic protocols that provide communications security over a computer network.
A tree network, or star-bus network, is a hybrid network topology in which star networks are interconnected via bus networks.
Twitch is a live streaming video platform owned by Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of Amazon.
Twitter is an online news and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets".
The Undernet is the fourth largest publicly monitored Internet Relay Chat (IRC) network, c. 2016, with about 19 client servers serving 17,444 users in 6621 channels at any given time.
The symbol underscore (_), also called underline, low line or low dash, is a character that originally appeared on the typewriter and was primarily used to underline words.
Unicode is a computing industry standard for the consistent encoding, representation, and handling of text expressed in most of the world's writing systems.
A Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) is a string of characters designed for unambiguous identification of resources and extensibility via the URI scheme.
With reference to a given (possibly implicit) set of objects, a unique identifier (UID) is any identifier which is guaranteed to be unique among all identifiers used for those objects and for a specific purpose.
The Universal Coded Character Set (UCS) is a standard set of characters defined by the International Standard ISO/IEC 10646, Information technology — Universal Coded Character Set (UCS) (plus amendments to that standard), which is the basis of many character encodings.
The University of Denver (DU) is a research coeducational, four-year university in Denver, Colorado.
The University of Helsinki (Helsingin yliopisto, Helsingfors universitet, Universitas Helsingiensis, abbreviated UH) is a university located in Helsinki, Finland since 1829, but was founded in the city of Turku (in Swedish Åbo) in 1640 as the Royal Academy of Åbo, at that time part of the Swedish Empire.
The University of Oulu (Oulun yliopisto) is one of the largest universities in Finland, located in the city of Oulu.
The University of Tampere (UTA) (Tampereen yliopisto (Tay)) is a public university in Tampere, Finland offering undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes with 20,178 degree students and 1,981 employees as of 2016.
Unix (trademarked as UNIX) is a family of multitasking, multiuser computer operating systems that derive from the original AT&T Unix, development starting in the 1970s at the Bell Labs research center by Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, and others.
Unreal Tournament is a first-person shooter video game developed by Epic Games and Digital Extremes.
Unreal Tournament 2004 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Epic Games and Digital Extremes.
Uplink (known in North America as Uplink: Hacker Elite) is a video game released in 2001 by the British software company Introversion Software.
Upper Saddle River is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States.
Usenet is a worldwide distributed discussion system available on computers.
UTF-8 is a variable width character encoding capable of encoding all 1,112,064 valid code points in Unicode using one to four 8-bit bytes.
Warez is a common computing and broader cultural term referring to pirated software (i.e. illegally copied, often after deactivation of anti-piracy measures) that is distributed via the Internet.
Warsow, also stylized as War§ow, is an open source first-person shooter video game.
A web browser (commonly referred to as a browser) is a software application for accessing information on the World Wide Web.
The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. (WMF, or simply Wikimedia) is an American non-profit and charitable organization headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Windows-1251 is a 8-bit character encoding, designed to cover languages that use the Cyrillic script such as Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian Cyrillic and other languages.
XChat is an Internet Relay Chat client.
Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) is a communication protocol for message-oriented middleware based on XML (Extensible Markup Language).
ZDNet is a business technology news website published by CBS Interactive, along with TechRepublic.
0 A.D. is a free and open-source, real-time strategy game under development by Wildfire Games.
The 1991 Soviet coup d'état attempt, also known as the August Coup (r "August Putsch"), was an attempt by members of the Soviet Union's government to take control of the country from Soviet President and General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev.
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