CL Services

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A Beginner’s Guide to Channel Administration

Intro Cuff-Link offers channel administration services [via Anope 2]. Register your nick with NickServ and use a secure connection to the chat network – you’re now ready to start your own channel or join an existing ChanOp team1. This is a guide to using Anope2 with InspIRCd on Cuff-Link for channel administration, and may not work exactly the same on other services. At any time, you can access ChanServ’s help menus from your IRC client […]

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 […]

Proper Channel Registration

Cuff-Link uses Anope2 for services, which has been available for 2+ years now. Many people are still either using the old method of channel registration or registering the same way one might a nickname. Cuff-Link Administrators are no longer suspending incorrectly registered channels and chasing founders down to correct the issue of having used a password to register. We will instead be sending a memo to the channel founder directing them to this post and subsequently […]

Cuff-Link Channel Bios

A suggestion was made during our last Q&A session with the staff by rowenne to put up channel bios on the website so people can come and have a more in-depth look to see what a room is about on Cuff-Link. We said that we would implement this feature for channels as soon as possible, and after going over the details, we’re rolling out this feature. If you’d like to have a post here on […]

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 […]