Inter-Console Electronic Post, usually abbreviated to ICEP or ICE Post is the internal communication system that is maintained at PPC HQ. It is normally accessed through the consoles, but technologically proficient agents have worked out ways of tapping into the network from other devices, with various degrees of success.
Normal messages between individual parties are able to be deleted; orders and intel reports remain in the system by default.
When messages arrive at a console, they are typically announced with a [bip] rather than the [BEEP!] that accompanies mission assignments.
Address Formatting Edit
Addresses within the system are codified with several parameters: identity, console code, RC number, and department.
For example, the following address would send to a single person: [smlara.console145890as890903av89988.rc454.DOI] S. M. Lara, who operates from the console with the serial 145890as890903av89988 out of RC 454 for the Department of Intelligence.
The following, however, would be receivable to anyone working from this console and RC: [console145890as890903av89988.rc454]. TARDIS ICEP addresses have a 'T' before the serial number, such as [consoleT10984yn482043a3405.tardis1045.DMS].
For a list of all known ICEP addresses, see the ICEP Address Book.
- The ICEP system was first seen in action in this exchange, which somehow ended up on the Board. Most likely a plothole was involved.
- An ICEP message chain from FicPsych on the topic of therapy kittens appeared here on February 27, 2012.
- Multiple ICEP messages are exchanged by members of the Continuity Council of Gallifrey-in-Exile during their Introduction.