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VoidZero IRC Network FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)



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Category: Main -> IRC Usage FAQ -> NickName FAQ

Question
·  What are modes ?
·  How do I apply or remove modes ?
·  What modes are available on VoidZero ?
·  What is user mode +i?
·  What is user mode +p?
·  What is user mode +r ?
·  What is user mode +t ?
·  What is user mode +w ?
·  What is user mode +x ?
·  What is user mode +z ?
·  What is user mode +B ?
·  What is user mode +T ?
·  What is user mode +D ?

Answer
·  What are modes ?

VoidZero provides several modes that you can apply to your nickname by using the command /mode <nickname> [+-]<mode>.
Modes allow you to benefit from the different services that the VoidZero IRC NetWork has to offer such as hostname hiding or virtual hosts.

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·  How do I apply or remove modes ?

Modes can be applied or removed by using the command /mode <nickname> [+-]<mode>

Where Nickname is your IRC NickName, [+-] is to be replaced with either + (meaning you want to apply the mode) or - (meaning you want to remove the mode) and mode is to be replaced by the letter assigned to the mode you want to change.

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·  What modes are available on VoidZero ?

The following user modes are available on VoidZero for you to use them. Some of them require special privileges or cannot be manullay set. For more information on any of these modes, see the specific question on that mode.

d = Makes it so you can not receive channel PRIVMSGs (Deaf)
g = Can read & send to GlobOps, and LocOps
h = Available for Help (Help Operator)
i = Invisible (Not shown in /WHO searches)
p = Hide all channels in /whois and /who
r = Identifies the nick as being Registered (settable by services only)
s = Can listen to Server notices
t = Says that you are using a /VHOST
v = Receive infected DCC send rejection notices
w = Can listen to Wallop messages
x = Gives the user Hidden Hostname (security)
z = Marks the client as being on a Secure Connection (SSL)
B = Marks you as being a Bot
D = Blocks all incoming private messages (Deaf)
G = Filters out all Bad words in your messages with <censored>
R = Allows you to only receive PRIVMSGs/NOTICEs from registered
T = Prevents you from receiving CTCPs
V = Marks the client as a WebTV user

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·  What is user mode +i?

User mode +i is set by typing : /mode <nickname> +i

When a user sets mode +i on himself, he is not shown in the results of the /who command. When you want to limit the chances of your online presence being detected by others it is a good idea to set that mode.

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·  What is user mode +p?

User mode +p is set by typing : /mode <nickname> +p

When a user sets mode +p on himself, the channels he has joined will not be shown when other users issue a /who or /whois command on him.

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·  What is user mode +r ?

User mode +r can only be set by NickServ.

When a user has the +r mode set, it means the nickname he is using is registered with services. It will not be possible for you to use their nickname even if they disconnect from IRC.

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·  What is user mode +t ?

User mode +t adds a line to a users /whois output telling others that the user is using a Virtual Host.

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·  What is user mode +w ?

User mode +w is set by typing : /mode <nickname> +w

When a user has the +w mode set, he automatically receives WALLOPs. WALLOPs are global messages exchanged by IRC Operators in the event of a network issue. This information is generally targetted to inform on what is happening.
IRC Operators are aware of the fact that users might listen to the WALLOPs channel and have other channels for communicating when more security is needed.

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·  What is user mode +x ?

User mode +x is set by typing : /mode <nickname> +x

When a user sets mode +x, he is assigned a fake, non-resolving hostname by the server and this hostname is displayed to other users when they use commands such as /whois or /who.
We strongly recommend that you use mode +x at all times because it allows for increased security. As other users don't know your real hostname, it is more difficult for them to succeed in hacking attempts.

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·  What is user mode +z ?

User mode +z marks a user as being using a secure connection with the VoidZero IRC Network. All our servers support SSL on ports 9994 and 9999 allowing you to establish a secure connection to the server as all data exchanged between your machine and the server will be encrypted.

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·  What is user mode +B ?

User mode +B is set by typing : /mode <nickname> +B

This mode is reserved to IRC Bots operating on the network. The VoidZero IRC Network welcomes friendly Bots that are used for managing a channel for example. However, in order to comply with the TOS it is required that all Bots operating on VoidZero have the +B mode.
This adds a line in the /whois for the user indication that it is a Bot.

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·  What is user mode +T ?

User mode +T is set by typing : /mode <nickname> +T

When a user has set mode +T, CTCP requests directed to him are systematically blocked by the server. CTCP stands for Client-To-Client-Protocol and its goal is to provide a way for users to exchange structed data over IRC. However, some malicious uses of this protocol with older IRC Client software have lead to a security compromise, that is why VoidZero provides you with a way to block such requests if you desire.

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·  What is user mode +D ?

User mode +D is set by typing : /mode <nickname> +D

When a user has set mode +D, private messages directed to him are not delivered, they are systematically blocked by the server.

Private messages can be used by malicious users to send unwanted advertisement to you. This represents a violation of the VoidZero network policy. If you set mode +D you will not receive such messages anymore.
Please note that mode +D may also block some messages you would have wanted to receive. For a per client block we invite you to use the /ignore function that your IRC client provides.

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