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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

IceChat9 – Basic Setup on Cuff-Link

Continuing on our basic setups for clients that support SASL, IceChat has updated their ircv3 options in version 9.13 which appears to have corrected previous SASL issues.  Grab the latest version [9.14 as of writing] from their website.  Note that version 7 does NOT support SASL. After install and starting the program for first run, we’re greeted with a couple dialogs to begin setup: Here we’ll edit a few things.  Notice that the two fields […]