mIRC 6.14 released

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mIRC 6.14 released

Postby panic » Wed Mar 03, 2004 10:24 pm

mIRC 6.14 was released today. This new version has SSL IRC support!! (finally). Does EFnet have any SSL servers? I realize it would probably be pointless, since someone could just packet sniff a non-secure server and get all that data, but I just want something to test the SSL support with.

Thanks
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Postby prefect » Wed Mar 03, 2004 10:53 pm

no

all ircd-hybrid7 and ircd-ratbox servers _could_ use ssl, but they don't. linket is a network that does have ssl-servers, try that if you're keen on testing

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Postby munky » Thu Mar 04, 2004 2:44 am

afaik, no, not all hybrid/ratbox servers can do ssl.
linknet is a hacked up hybrid (and from what i could tell, could never handle the volume efnet gets) to get ssl.

if you want mirc 6.14, we are an official mirror: ftp://ftp.efnet.info/clients/win32/mirc/mirc614.exe
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Postby Hwy » Thu Mar 04, 2004 2:46 am

Hybrid 7 and ratbox 1.x have SSL for server-server links only. No client-server SSL is provided officially in either server.
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Postby prefect » Thu Mar 04, 2004 7:27 am

i blame it on the moonlight
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Postby seiki » Thu Mar 04, 2004 5:20 pm

if someone would code a SSL mod for ircd-efnet, which would scale to the amount of users an average efnet server holds (even if expensive SSL hardware cards are required), and would be transparent to the IRC server with regards to DNS lookups, I'd try it out on ServerCentral.

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Postby AndroSyn » Thu Mar 04, 2004 5:38 pm

seiki wrote:if someone would code a SSL mod for ircd-efnet, which would scale to the amount of users an average efnet server holds (even if expensive SSL hardware cards are required), and would be transparent to the IRC server with regards to DNS lookups, I'd try it out on ServerCentral.
I'm not sure what the point would be of encrypting all of the traffic for all users. I think it lulls users into a false sense of security. The only users I can forsee actually having a need for something like this would be opers. But the problem is, the way ircd's are coded, they are single threaded, so you'll block all other processing while the encryption, decryption is going on. I suppose if you're willing to throw money at SSL hardware cards that are supported by OpenSSL, then it might perform ok. If its going to be done on the main cpu, its seriously going to suck to have SSL going for 10k users without any real gain.
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Postby HM2K » Thu Mar 11, 2004 2:18 pm

So what happened to v6.13 i wonder, unlucky for some? lol
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Postby munky » Thu Mar 11, 2004 2:49 pm

i would guess either:
a) unlucky number
or b) they didn't want it to get confused with the fake mIRC 6.13 'upgrade' virus that has been going around the past couple months
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Postby bobjuh » Wed Mar 17, 2004 7:24 am

munky wrote:i would guess either:
a) unlucky number
or b) they didn't want it to get confused with the fake mIRC 6.13 'upgrade' virus that has been going around the past couple months
Or both ;)
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Postby HM2K » Wed Mar 17, 2004 12:18 pm

lol, aka c) all of the above?

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Postby bobjuh » Mon Mar 22, 2004 3:20 pm

Or D. Something else :P

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