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July 10, 2011, 06:50:20 PM
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I guess I'm just paranoid, but I downloaded the latest .24 client from the Bitcoin website and I can see that the client is logging onto IRC? (irc.jipugtug.org, #bitcoin42).

What's up with this??
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July 10, 2011, 06:54:31 PM
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That's normal. Bitcoin gets nodes from IRC. You can disable that with an option though

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