Monthly Archives: July 2015

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Using SSLFP Authentication on Cuff-Link

This post details how to use SSLFP authentication on Cuff-Link. This particular method of authentication is nice for a couple of reasons, but the main one is that you don’t authenticate with a password, but rather an SSL certificate. This works in both mIRC and HexChat. Please note: You must use an SSL connection (port +6697) in order for the fingerprint to work. One of the advantages you’ll gain using this method in HexChat is […]

SASL Setup for HexChat

While this is specifically for setting up SASL on Cuff-Link using HexChat, this tutorial should work for any network that offers SASL connections to users. This is assuming that you already have a connection setup for Cuff-Link. 1. Open the Network List: 2. Choose Cuff-Link and Edit…: 3. Make sure your “User name” is the same as your NickServ account name, then select SASL (username + password) from the Login method dropdown: 4. Enter your […]

mIRC – Basic Setup on Cuff-Link

To set up mIRC for use on Cuff-Link, please use the following instructions. Please note, these instructions will only work for the version of mIRC that have SSL capability included, and we recommend using SSL over other connection types, so we are defaulting to the use of SSL in this tutorial. Please keep in mind that if you do not have mIRC v. 7.35 or newer. The latest version, as of writing this, is 7.42. […]

Extended Bot Policy

For users wishing to provide various bot services, such as profiles, botmail, trivia bots, channel protection services, and anything else that mimics existing services or interacts directly with existing services, the following must be followed: Do not put a bot in channels until you get the permission of the owner(s) or at the very least the chanops. Preferably, you will come to #help to notify staff that channel admins in any given channel wish to […]