Network Maintenance

Since the network is quieting down for the holiday period we will be doing some maintenance and testing on various parts of the network.

This should start at roughly 0000 hours (GMT) this Friday (27 December 2012)

The maintenance should only last a few hours but is planned to last the entire day. This post will be updated when it is over.

The network has been updated and all services should be running normally.

Anope to atheme

As of 20 October 2012 services on DigitalIRC have moved from anope to Atheme. This move will provide more flexability for channel owner while maintaining the current functionality provided by anope, documentation on the site has been updated and all user data has been moved over.

As always if you have any problems feel free to drop by #help @

A How to guide has been created on the wiki

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

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 for example, would be a good choice if you were in Europe. Continue reading “Are you using our round robins?”

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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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 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:


Please note that DOES NOT work with mibbit.