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RFC 1459

Internet Relay Chat Protocol, May 1993

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Updated by:
RFC 2810, RFC 2811, RFC 2812, RFC 2813, RFC 7194
J. Oikarinen
D. Reed

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC1459

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The IRC protocol is a text-based protocol, with the simplest client being any socket program capable of connecting to the server. This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.