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Concluded WG IRC Update (ircup)

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WG Name IRC Update
Acronym ircup
Area Applications Area (app)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-ircup-01 Approved
Document dependencies
Personnel Chair Chris Stegner
Mailing list Address
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Final Charter for Working Group

For some time the internet community has been using the IRC protocol, as
basis for building community focused, text based conferencing networks.
The IRC client/server implementations have, until recently, been based

Due to limitations in real-world aspects of RFC-1459, such as
internationalisation, security and extensibility, the emergence of
alterations to the IRC RFC have clearly caused a divergence amongst the
collective development of global IRC networks to the extent that they
are no
longer interoperable from a network to network perspective, and have
confused the situation with respect to the
client to server operability.

As a result from these divergent development streams, it has been
through co-operative mailing list discussions, that some common features
protocol changes can be agreed upon and submitted as an enhancement or
superceding amendment to the current RFC-1459.

The aim of this BOF is to outline the common issues and concerns, to
formulate a working group that will document problems in implementing
RFC-1459 and develop solutions to these problems in the form of an
RFC, or extensions to the current RFC-1459.

The following agenda outlines the tasks that will be performed at the
BOF meeting.