Frequently Asked Questions
How do I find out what channels there are?
To get a channel list, you simply use the list command by typing
/list and clicking on the channel you wish to enter.
My channel has been overthrown! What can I do?
Register a new channel and ask your members to join you at your new channel. You should have registered your channel originally, which would have made it much more difficult to be overthrown.
Is there an official Help channel?
Yes, the channel name is #Help. Type
/join #Help to join this channel.
Somebody is bugging me - can you ban them?
No. Take it up with your channel owner(s) and operators as it is their responsibility to set the rules of your channel. If this user persists to annoy you, use your IRC Client's feature to ignore them. With most clients, just type /ignore <nickname>.
Can I use TOR or a VPN Client with this IRC network?
Yes, but you do not need to. Please remember that we only allow 3 connections per IP Address. Once this limit is up, additional connections will not be possible. Many TOR and VPN connections have shared exit IP Addresses.
Can I connect without encryption? Yes. The choice is always yours. The unsecure port is 6667 and the secure port is 6697
Is the Services NickServ and ChanServ secure? Yes. All communcation between our IRC servers is also done via SSL. All data stored in the NickServ and ChanServ databases are encrypted.
Can I apply to be an IRC Operator? No. Join the #Help channel to get assistance, and an IRC Operator may make himself available for you.
Can I help out in the #Help Channel?
It is preferred that the #Help channel is kept clear for those that need assistance. You can offer to help, but you may be asked to leave the channel once your question is answered satisfactorily.
What IRC Daemon do you run? We run Unreal IRC Daemon, conbined with Anope services. To get the exact version, please connect to one of our servers.
Can I use a fake e-mail address when I register with NickServ?
Yes you may. Unlike other IRC networks we have given the users the ability to protect their digital Identity as part of their human rights to Privacy. However, should you accidentally forget your password, we will not be able to help you recover it if you have used an invalid e-mail address and cannot remember the e-mail address you used. NickServ entries expire after 30 days of inactivity.
Just how secure is this?
This IRC network uses the same kind of encryption which is used on most if not all Internet Banking sites as well as well known web sites such as Paypal or Amazon. It is using the strongest allowed encryption and is extremely safe. Even if somebody were to sit in one of the IRC channels to log all activity (this is still possible as it is a feature of the client), the IP's are masked. If you still have doubts, please connect via a VPN.
Will DCC Chats and DCC File Transfers be secure?
No. DCC stands for Direct Client to Client, and therefore does not go via our IRC Network. Any chats or sends done via DCC can be intercepted using a protocol analyser. For secure chat, open up your own channel and restrict the access and chat on the channel normally. For secure file transfers, consider using FTP over SSL or another encrypted transfer solution.
How do I register my nickname? When you are on IRC, type /msg NickServ HELP and it will list all the commands you require which are nickname related.
How do I register a channel? When you are on IRC, type /msg ChanServ HELP and it will list all the commands you require which are channel related.