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Re: IRC spying to increase
From: Darren Reed <avalon () cairo anu edu au>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 16:14:04 +1000 (EST)

In some mail from Simon Lorentsen, sie said:

There are some internet relay chat daemons that allow this, but doing a
simple ping to the channel shows them, like unreal and ultimate, or a simple
whois if you know the opers will show them in the channel when they are +I
that you are part of.

It dosent require much skills or programing as a large number of IRCd's will
allow this as the norm.

And just as similarly you can tell the client software not to respond to
pings sent to a channel in cases such as this or in general or...

If someone wants to monitor a channel using ircd or tcpdump or a sniffer
from some specialist company and they do it right, you won't know about
it nor will you be able to detect it.

All that you will catch using the above techniques is amateurs who are
playing around without being fully aware of what they're doing and the
environment in which they're working.

Darren

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