Among Internet Relay Chat (IRC) users, a split is a condition where two or more IRC servers are
temporarily unable to communicate. When a split occurs between two computers on IRC, each seems to
have gone offline to the other. The condition is usually temporary. It can be caused by a packet
route timing out, a server rebooting, or a similar circumstance.
Contributor(s): James B. Lingan
This was last updated in April 2007
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