ABSTRACT

IRC on Your Dime? What You Really Need to Know about Internet Relay Chat, CIAC-2318   [open pdf - 131KB]

The purpose of this paper is to describe recent trends CIAC has encountered while working with sites that have been compromised. Frequently, the intruders set up and run Internet Relay Chat (IRC) to exchange information and to show off their success at having compromised a site. Invariably, this protocol consumes bandwidth, uses CPU cycles and is a source of embarrassment for the site. This paper focuses on these negative aspects of IRC and concedes that one can cite numerous examples where IRC is used in a positive manner.

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UCRL-ID-130898
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1998-06
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Public Domain
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