XDCC (Xabi DCC or eXtended DCC) was initially a script written in 1994 for ircII by [http://xa.bi/ Xabi] . This script extends the ircII DCC command.

Now XDCC refers to IRC bots running file sharing programs in general. XDCC bots serve one or more usually large files for download using the DCC protocol. Though XDCC is commonly employed in distributing illegal content, such as warez releases of software, music, and movies, it can also be used in legal ways.

XDCC is quickly gaining popularity over older mediums of data transfer such as newsgroups and fserve. Unlike peer-to-peer transfers, XDCC servers are often hosted on connections with very high upstream bandwidth, sometimes in excess of 100 Mbit. Often FTP servers are also running on the XDCC servers to facilitate uploading of materials to them. Some XDCC servers run on security compromised computers.

To use XDCC, one can send a private message (query) or send a CTCP command to a bot, using an IRC client. The user can ask a bot what files it has by private messaging "xdcc list" to the bot. However, this feature is often disabled as to not attract too much attention. When a user wants to download a packet or file from a bot, the user would type something such as "xdcc send #" to the bot. The bot will either start sending the user the packet or the bot will place the user in a queue, and force the user to wait their turn.

Common (Iroffer) XDCC Commands

Unless otherwise noted, most commands may be sent via ctcp instead of msg. Some servers disable msg commands.
* /msg xdcc send # - Requests the specified pack number from the bot.
* /msg xdcc list - Requests a list of packs available from the bot.
* /msg xdcc remove - Removes all files one has queued for sending. (This only works via msg.)
* /msg xdcc remove # - Removes the file in the specified queue position. (This only works via msg.)
* /msg xdcc info # - Requests information about the specified pack number.

External links

* [http://xdccreport.com/ XDCC Report] - XDCC Search Engine
* [http://www.ircdig.com/ IRCDIG] - Top XDCC Search Engine
* [http://avarice.cc/ Avarice] - High-performance XDCC Search Client
* [http://xdccengine.com/ xdccengine] - XDCC Search Engine
* [http://xdccfetch.sourceforge.net/ XDCC-Fetch] - Open source XDCC client (Windows, Linux, ...)
* [http://www.mircscripts.org/comments.php?cid=2138/ XDCC Browser] Open source mIRC add-on for XDCC.
* [http://www.xdcccatcher.com/ XDCC Catcher] - XDCC client (Windows only)
* [http://xdccklipper.sourceforge.net/ XDCC Klipper] - Open source mIRC add-on for XDCC.

* [http://arisa-chan.org/ Arisa-chan] - XDCC software with multi pack and multi server support
* [http://www.iroffer.org/ iroffer] - XDCC software
* [http://iroffer-lamm.sourceforge.net/ iroffer-lamm] - Modified version of iroffer with more features
* [http://iroffer.dinoex.net/ iroffer-dinoex] - An improved iroffer
* [http://kiri.zsoft.co.uk/ Kiri] - XDCC server for Windows
* [http://xa.bi/files/irc/xdcc.3.3.0b.irc xdcc script 3.3.0 beta] The original XDCC script
* [http://xchat.org/cgi-bin/search.pl?str=xdcc+client&cat=0&Submit=Search XDCC-Client for X-Chat] - Text-only XDCC plugin for X-Chat
* [http://www.hashdesign.co.uk/ DCC Manager] - XDCC client, easy one click downloads (Windows only)
* [http://www.ircamp.com/ ircAMP.com] - XDCC Search Engine
* [http://xdccing.com/ XDCCiNG] - XDCC Search Engine

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