Why is my bot banned

So your bot can’t connect and it’s saying it has been banned from the network. This has happened because your bot was either:

  1. Spamming users, opers or channels
  2. In a channel where the channel owner hadn’t given it permission

If your bot didn’t run ident then your entire host has been banned from the network. If you bot did respond to ident then only it was banned so you can still connect to the server just not with the account the bot was on.

To appeal the ban contact an operator in #help or email opers (@) digitalirc (dot) org

Can I link two channels?

One question that is routinely asked in #help is how a channel owner can forward users from one channel to another. They usually ask this because they have changed channel names, and there is no other method available to regular users (as opposed to those with access to the IRCd configuration files); however it is also useful if the group that the channel is used by is hosting an event, and to keep the main channel manageable, want to limit it to only X amount of people, and have users that join after that go to an overfill channel. Continue reading “Can I link two channels?”

How to use the chanserv access System

On Digital IRC, we have two access systems. Standard access system, and XOP. XOP is a simplification of the access system to make things a bit easier. However, with simplification comes a loss of features.

XOP is enabled by default for newly registered channels. It has 4 ChanServ commands – VOP, HOP, AOP and SOP for auto voice, auto halfop, auto op and auto admin, respectively. See ChanServ Commands for help with those commands. Continue reading “How to use the chanserv access System”

What is a vHost and how to get one

What is a vHost
A host is the part that comes after the @ when you join a channel on IRC (For example, [you] (webchat@SilentZombies-2C774A64.your.isp.net) ) has joined #empornium). A vHost (aka virtual host) is a feature on Empornium irc network, that allows you to be identified with a custom host, hiding your real ISP, making some silly joke, or even ban evasion (requesting one for ban evasion will get you banned from the entire network, not just a channel). Continue reading “What is a vHost and how to get one”

Are you using our round robins?

As we explain on our Servers page, you often achieve the best connection by connecting to the server geographically closest to you. To do this, you can find the closest server on the map and then connect to servername.digitalirc.org for example, shire.digitalirc.org would be a good choice if you were in Europe. Continue reading “Are you using our round robins?”

Using Mibbit

Digital IRC has registered with mibbit, what this means is that unlike some other networks when you connect via mibbit your IP/hostname doesn’t appear as your real name.

To use this feature specify the server irc.digitalirc.org when connecting. This tells mibbit you’re connecting to our network and to auth with our IRC servers so that your IP can be hidden.

Other addresses you can use to connect with are:

  • exodus.digitalirc.org
  • mooo.digitalirc.org
  • shire.digitalirc.org
  • irc.eu.digitalirc.org
  • irc.us.digitalirc.org

Please note that ipv6.digitalirc.org DOES NOT work with mibbit.

Can I get a custom BotServ bot?

Yes, you can! There are 2 classifications of botserv bots, Public and Private. These are detailed below.

Public Bots

Anyone may request a public bot absolutely free. These bots are available for all users to assign to their channels. However, they must be completely generic and not channel specific – for example a Spooks themed bot called HarryPearce is acceptable, whereas a bot named GamesBot for #games would not be acceptable.

You may request a bot be added in #help on Digital. When you ask, you must state a nickname, ident, hostname and Gecos – e.g. “HarryPearce harry@runs.MI5 Harry Pearce from Spooks”. Bots must be creative and worth adding. If a staff member deems your suggestion is a good one, your bot will be added and an unused bot will be deleted.

This whole process should help us provide a better range of bots to our users.

Private Bots

Private bots can have any credentials that you like and will not be available to all users. When you request a private bot, you must state a nickname, ident, hostname, Gecos and channels to which the bot should be assigned. After initial creation, you may request a single change to your BotServ bot every 30 days. A single change is counted as a change to any of the bot’s credentials or the set of channels in which it resides.

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