SILC Client

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SILC Client
Protocol for secure conferencing through the Internet

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 Help" IRC Help channel

"IRC development" IRC development channel


version 1.1.11 (stable)
released on 13 May 2014

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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 14 February 2017.


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