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- IRC definition: Internet Relay Chat Protocol, by Oikarinen and Reed (ftp://nic.merit.edu/documents/rfc/rfc1459.txt)
- IRC Help: includes an overview, client/server pointers, and general information, including links to reference manuals; recommended (http://www.irchelp.org)
- IRC connections: tells you basics of IRC and sites available via telnet (http://www.nova.edu/Inter-Links/irc/connect.html)
- IRC discussion: an unmoderated Usenet discussion about IRC (news:alt.irc)
- IRC recovery: an umoderated Usenet discussion group about weaning oneself off of IRC (news:alt.irc.recovery)
Definition: IRC provides real-time, many-many text discussion divided into channels.