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SILC Client
SILC (Secure Internet Live Conferencing) is a protocol which provides secure Internet conferencing services over insecure channels. It superficially resembles IRC, although they are very different internally. The purpose of SILC is to provide secure conferencing services. Strong cryptographic methods are used to secure all traffic, and all messages are encrypted and authenticated. The SILC also supports secure file transferring. There is the SILC Client for end users, the SILC Server for system administrators, and the SILC Toolkit for application developers.


User FAQ available in HTML format from; User README available in HTML format from; Developer's reference manual available in HTML format from; See also for a complete list of documentation

"IRC irc:// " IRC Help channel
"IRC irc:// " IRC development channel


Download version 1.0.2 (beta)
released on 8 April 2005

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GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey28 February 2002

Leaders and contributors

Pekka Riikonen Maintainer
See the CREDITS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 8 April 2005.


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