1994-04-26 - Re: Internet Relay Chat

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From: Darren Reed <avalon@coombs.anu.edu.au>
To: hfinney@shell.portal.com (Hal)
Message Hash: 1327c7f0be5741a038816641dd36818d75bbeb57ef3d13c8819a4010e80633ee
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UTC Datetime: 1994-04-26 16:32:48 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 26 Apr 94 09:32:48 PDT

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From: Darren Reed <avalon@coombs.anu.edu.au>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 94 09:32:48 PDT
To: hfinney@shell.portal.com (Hal)
Subject: Re: Internet Relay Chat
In-Reply-To: <199404261620.JAA04231@jobe.shell.portal.com>
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> If you did hack your own IRC server, would it be possible to eavesdrop
> on channels like #warez, without anyone knowing, and without fear of being
> kicked off?  It seems to me that this would be the true hacker's approach
> if it were possible.
> Hal


But, there is a catch...you only get traffic for #warez if your server is
meant to see it...ie someone on your server is on that channel or your
server forms part of the spanning tree for that channel.  It's not
difficult, but if you get caught..*ouch*