What do these symbols mean that are printed for each contact with the 'e', 'w', 'ee', 'ww' and 's' commands?The symbol printed after the peer-to-peer protocol version with the 'ee' and 'ww' commands are connectivity flags:
%': SSL-encrypted direct connection with contact established.
- '&': direct connection with contact established.
- '|': direct connection with contact failed.
- ':': direct connection with contact is tried to establish.
- '.': direct connection with contact closed.
- '^': no direct connection, but IP address and port number known.
- ' ': no direct connection possible.
- '+': alias entry, only with 'ww'
- '#': temporary contact (i.e. UIN was mentioned, but not added to contact list), only with 'w' and 'ww'
- '*': intimate: sees you when invisible
- '-': hide: doesn't see you at any time
- '^': ignore this contact
Why do messages to and from some contacts are noted with '«««' and '»»»', while for some others '<<<' and '>>>' are used?The style of those indicates the transport mechanism used. '<<<' and '>>>' are non-acknowledged messages through the server, '«<<' and '>>»' are acknowledged messages through the server, '«««' and '»»»' are acknowledged messages via a direct connection, and finally '»%»' and '«%«' acknowledged messages via an SSL-encrypted direct connection.
The initial contact list download is not saved.
Workaround: explicitly import contact list with 'contact import' and 'save'.
The first contact import may lead to a disconnect.
Workaround: 'save', then log in again with 'login', until the complete contact list is imported.
Sending a message of several thousand bytes will cause an abort.
Workaround: Split your message into smaller parts.
I tried to accept an incoming file request, and mICQ aborted with this error message: Assertion failed: (list), function PeerFileIncAccept, file peer_file.c, line 158. Abort trap (core dumped)Make sure that each icq8 connection in your micqrc is followed by a peer connection like this:
type icq8 auto
type peer auto