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From: proc ps <procps () softhome net>
Date: Mon, 06 Sep 2004 21:00:17 +0800


I've been looking for any white papers that describe the security/technical aspects of the IRC protocol, but so far just found mIRC exploits and insecurities.

I'm trying to secure a building network based on an OpenBSD 3.5 server and Win32 clients.

As the clients purpose are just for file sharing, email, internet access, instant messaging and some irc usage for the students.

How can I secure/scan for virii what the members are downloading via IRC? How about the possibilities of hijacking connections via IRC? What are the threats that can come to this network via the IRC protocol?

Thanks and best regards.


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