Search Results for : SASL

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Tutorial – Using AndroIRC with SASL on Cuff-Link

We’re working to create tutorials for various clients with SASL capabilities for additional security, both yours and ours. Many of you who use Cuff-Link use AndroIRC as your preferred mobile client, and it has built-in SASL capabilities — why not use the added layer of security?  Simply explained, SASL is the process of logging into NickServ during the connect process which enables other features such as immediate vhost application, joins based on authentication [such as exceptions], […]

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 […]

TLS [SSL] Setup On Various Clients

Here are some visuals on some popular clients to assist with setting up TLS connections in preparation for the February 1, 2018 change to going TLS-only on Cuff-Link. Feel free to submit support tickets with screenshots in any clients we don’t have here or request that we get some for you! Notes: If you already have TLS/SSL enabled, but you have boxes ticked that say “Accept invalid certificates”, untick them. Our certs are verified with […]

Correct Nickname Registration

Cuff Link recommends that you register any nicks that you use. Registered nicks have many advantages that unregistered nicks do not. Registered nicks can only be used by the individual who registered them – if you register a nick, you effectively own it. Registered nicks can make use of services such as ChanServ and MemoServ. Nicks must be registered to make use of SASL. The ability to recover your nick if you are unexpectedly disconnected […]

Why You Should Move to Using Authentication

As many of you know, because you’ve either gotten caught in one yourself, have talked to others who have, or have seen the admins discussing it wherever, we use CIDR bans on Cuff-Link to help cut down on malicious activity. A CIDR ban locks the door on an entire range of IP addresses, and we use them almost exclusively for ISPs around the world who use dynamic [revolving] IP addresses and for servers [VPN, VPS, […]