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  • HELP
     NickServ allows you to "register" a nickname and
     prevent others from using it. The following
     commands allow for registration and maintenance of
     nicknames; to use them, type /msg NickServ command.
     For more information on a specific command, type
     /msg NickServ HELP command.
     
         REGISTER   Register a nickname
         GROUP      Join a group
         IDENTIFY   Identify yourself with your password
         ACCESS     Modify the list of authorized addresses
         SET        Set options, including kill protection
         DROP       Cancel the registration of a nickname
         RECOVER    Kill another user who has taken your nick
         RELEASE    Regain custody of your nick after RECOVER
         SENDPASS   Forgot your password? Try this
     
     Other commands: GHOST, ALIST, GLIST, INFO, LIST, LOGOUT, 
                     STATUS
     
     NOTICE: This service is intended to provide a way for
     IRC users to ensure their identity is not compromised.
     It is NOT intended to facilitate "stealing" of
     nicknames or other malicious actions.  Abuse of NickServ
     will result in, at minimum, loss of the abused
     nickname(s).
     
    
  • REGISTER
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  REGISTER password [email]
     
     Registers your nickname in the NickServ database.  Once
     your nick is registered, you can use the SET and ACCESS
     commands to configure your nick's settings as you like
     them.  Make sure you remember the password you use when
     registering - you'll need it to make changes to your nick
     later.  (Note that case matters!  EPONA, Epona, and 
     epona are all different passwords!)
     
     Guidelines on choosing passwords:
     
     Passwords should not be easily guessable.  For example,
     using your real name as a password is a bad idea.  Using
     your nickname as a password is a much worse idea ;) and,
     in fact, NickServ will not allow it.  Also, short
     passwords are vulnerable to trial-and-error searches, so
     you should choose a password at least 5 characters long.
     Finally, the space character cannot be used in passwords.
     
     The parameter email is optional and will set the email
     for your nick immediately. However, it may be required
     on certain networks.
     Your privacy is respected; this e-mail won't be given to
     any third-party person.
     
     This command also creates a new group for your nickname,
     that will allow you to register other nicks later sharing
     the same configuration, the same set of memos and the 
     same channel privileges. For more information on this
     feature, type /msg NickServ HELP GROUP.
     
    
  • GROUP
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  GROUP target password
     
     This command makes your nickname join the target nickname's 
     group. password is the password of the target nickname.
     
     Joining a group will allow you to share your configuration,
     memos, and channel priviledges with all the nicknames in the
     group, and much more!
      
     A group exists as long as it is useful. This means that even
     if a nick of the group is dropped, you won't lose the
     shared things described above, as long as there is at
     least one nick remaining in the group.
     
     You can use this command even if you have not registered
     your nick yet. If your nick is already registered, you'll
     need to identify yourself before using this command. Type 
     /msg NickServ HELP IDENTIFY for more information. This
     last may be not possible on your IRC network.
     
     It is recommended to use this command with a non-registered
     nick because it will be registered automatically when 
     using this command. You may use it with a registered nick (to 
     change your group) only if your network administrators allowed 
     it.
     
     You can only be in one group at a time. Group merging is
     not possible.
     
     Note: all the nicknames of a group have the same password.
    
    
  • IDENTIFY
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  IDENTIFY password
     
     Tells NickServ that you are really the owner of this
     nick.  Many commands require you to authenticate yourself
     with this command before you use them.  The password
     should be the same one you sent with the REGISTER
     command.
     
    
  • LOGOUT
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  LOGOUT
     
     This reverses the effect of the IDENTIFY command, i.e.
     make you not recognized as the real owner of the nick
     anymore. Note, however, that you won't be asked to reidentify
     yourself.
    
    
  • DROP
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  DROP [nickname]
     
     Drops your nickname from the NickServ database.  A nick
     that has been dropped is free for anyone to re-register.
     
     You may drop a nick within your group by passing it
     as the nick parameter.
     
     In order to use this command, you must first identify
     with your password (/msg NickServ HELP IDENTIFY for more
     information).
    
    
  • ACCESS
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  ACCESS ADD mask
             ACCESS DEL mask
             ACCESS LIST
     
     Modifies or displays the access list for your nick.  This
     is the list of addresses which will be automatically
     recognized by NickServ as allowed to use the nick.  If
     you want to use the nick from a different address, you
     need to send an IDENTIFY command to make NickServ
     recognize you.
     
     Examples:
     
         ACCESS ADD anyone@*.bepeg.com
             Allows access to user anyone from any machine in
             the bepeg.com domain.
     
         ACCESS DEL anyone@*.bepeg.com
             Reverses the previous command.
     
         ACCESS LIST
             Displays the current access list.
    
    
  • SET
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  SET option parameters
     
     Sets various nickname options.  option can be one of:
     
         DISPLAY    Set the display of your group in Services
         PASSWORD   Set your nickname password
         LANGUAGE   Set the language Services will use when
                        sending messages to you
         URL        Associate a URL with your nickname
         EMAIL      Associate an E-mail address with your nickname
         ICQ        Associate an ICQ number with your nickname
         GREET      Associate a greet message with your nickname
         KILL       Turn protection on or off
         SECURE     Turn nickname security on or off
         PRIVATE    Prevent your nickname from appearing in a
                        /msg NickServ LIST
         HIDE       Hide certain pieces of nickname information
         MSG        Change the communication method of Services
     
     In order to use this command, you must first identify
     with your password (/msg NickServ HELP IDENTIFY for more
     information).
     
     Type /msg NickServ HELP SET option for more information
     on a specific option.
    
    
  • SET DISPLAY
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  SET DISPLAY new-display
     
     Changes the display used to refer to your nickname group in 
     Services. The new display MUST be a nick of your group.
    
    
  • SET PASSWORD
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  SET PASSWORD new-password
     
     Changes the password used to identify you as the nick's
     owner.
    
    
  • SET LANGUAGE
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  SET LANGUAGE number
     
     Changes the language Services uses when sending messages to
     you (for example, when responding to a command you send).
     number should be chosen from the following list of
     supported languages:
     
    
    
  • SET URL
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  SET URL url
     
     Associates the given URL with your nickname.  This URL
     will be displayed whenever someone requests information
     on your nick with the INFO command.
    
    
  • SET EMAIL
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  SET EMAIL address
     
     Associates the given E-mail address with your nickname.
     This address will be displayed whenever someone requests
     information on the channel with the INFO command.
     
    
  • SET ICQ
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  SET ICQ number
     
     Associates the given ICQ number with your nickname.  This 
     number will be displayed whenever someone requests 
     information on your nick with the INFO command.
     
    
  • SET GREET
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  SET GREET message
     
     Makes the given message the greet of your nickname, that
     will be displayed when joining a channel that has GREET
     option enabled, provided that you have the necessary 
     access on it.
    
    
  • SET KILL
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  SET KILL {ON | QUICK | IMMED | OFF}
     
     Turns the automatic protection option for your nick
     on or off.  With protection on, if another user
     tries to take your nick, they will be given one minute to
     change to another nick, after which NickServ will forcibly change
     their nick.
     
     If you select QUICK, the user will be given only 20 seconds
     to change nicks instead of the usual 60.  If you select
     IMMED, user's nick will be changed immediately without being
     warned first or given a chance to change their nick; please
     do not use this option unless necessary.  Also, your
     network's administrators may have disabled this option.
    
    
  • SET SECURE
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  SET SECURE {ON | OFF}
     
     Turns NickServ's security features on or off for your
     nick.  With SECURE set, you must enter your password
     before you will be recognized as the owner of the nick,
     regardless of whether your address is on the access
     list.  However, if you are on the access list, NickServ
     will not auto-kill you regardless of the setting of the
     KILL option.
    
    
  • SET PRIVATE
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  SET PRIVATE {ON | OFF}
     
     Turns NickServ's privacy option on or off for your nick.
     With PRIVATE set, your nickname will not appear in
     nickname lists generated with NickServ's LIST command.
     (However, anyone who knows your nickname can still get
     information on it using the INFO command.)
    
    
  • SET HIDE
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  SET HIDE {EMAIL | USERMASK | QUIT} {ON | OFF}
     
     Allows you to prevent certain pieces of information from
     being displayed when someone does a NickServ INFO on your
     nick.  You can hide your E-mail address (EMAIL), last seen
     user@host mask (USERMASK), and last quit message (QUIT).
     The second parameter specifies whether the information should
     be displayed (OFF) or hidden (ON).
     
    
  • SET MSG
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  SET MSG {ON | OFF}
     
     Allows you to choose the way Services are communicating with 
     you. With MSG set, Services will use messages, else they'll 
     use notices.
    
    
  • RECOVER
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  RECOVER nickname [password]
     
     Allows you to recover your nickname if someone else has
     taken it; this does the same thing that NickServ does
     automatically if someone tries to use a kill-protected
     nick.
     
     When you give this command, NickServ will bring a fake
     user online with the same nickname as the user you're
     trying to recover your nick from.  This causes the IRC
     servers to disconnect the other user.  This fake user will
     will remain online for one minute to ensure that the other
     user does not immediately reconnect; after that minute, you
     can reclaim your nick.  Alternatively, use the RELEASE
     command (/msg NickServ HELP RELEASE) to get the nick
     back sooner.
     
     In order to use the RECOVER command for a nick, your
     current address as shown in /WHOIS must be on that nick's
     access list, you must be identified and in the group of
     that nick, or you must supply the correct password for
     the nickname.
    
    
  • RELEASE
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  RELEASE nickname [password]
     
     Instructs NickServ to remove any hold on your nickname
     caused by automatic kill protection or use of the RECOVER
     command.  By default, such holds last for one minute;
     this command gets rid of them sooner.
     
     In order to use the RELEASE command for a nick, your
     current address as shown in /WHOIS must be on that nick's
     access list, you must be identified and in the group of
     that nick, or you must supply the correct password for
     the nickname.
    
    
  • GHOST
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  GHOST nickname [password]
     
     Terminates a "ghost" IRC session using your nick.  A
     "ghost" session is one which is not actually connected,
     but which the IRC server believes is still online for one
     reason or another.  Typically, this happens if your
     computer crashes or your Internet or modem connection
     goes down while you're on IRC.
     
     In order to use the GHOST command for a nick, your
     current address as shown in /WHOIS must be on that nick's
     access list, you must be identified and in the group of
     that nick, or you must supply the correct password for
     the nickname.
    
    
  • INFO
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  INFO nickname [ALL]
     
     Displays information about the given nickname, such as
     the nick's owner, last seen address and time, and nick
     options. If you are identified for the nick you're 
     getting information for and ALL is specified, you will
     be shown all the information; regardless of whether 
     it's hidden or not.
    
    
  • LIST
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  LIST pattern
     
     Lists all registered nicknames which match the given
     pattern, in nick!user@host format.  Nicks with the
     PRIVATE option set will not be displayed.
     
     Examples:
     
         LIST *!joeuser@foo.com
             Lists all nicks owned by joeuser@foo.com.
     
         LIST *Bot*!*@*
             Lists all registered nicks with Bot in their
             names (case insensitive).
     
         LIST *!*@*.bar.org
             Lists all nicks owned by users in the bar.org
             domain.
    
    
  • ALIST
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  ALIST [level]
     
     Lists all channels you have access on. Optionally, you can specify
     a level in XOP or ACCESS format. The resulting list will only 
     include channels where you have the given level of access.
    
     Examples:
         ALIST Founder
     	    Lists all channels where you have Founder
     		access.
    
     	ALIST AOP
     	    Lists all channels where you have AOP access 
     		or greater.
    
     	ALIST 10
     	    Lists all channels where you have level 10 
     		access or greater.
     
     Channels that have the NOEXPIRE option set will be prefixed by 
     an exclamation mark.
     
    
  • GLIST
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  GLIST
     
     Lists all nicks in your group.
    
    
  • STATUS
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  STATUS nickname...
     
     Returns whether the user using the given nickname is
     recognized as the owner of the nickname.  The response has
     this format:
     
         nickname status-code
     
     where nickname is the nickname sent with the command, and
     status-code is one of the following:
     
         0 - no such user online or nickname not registered
         1 - user not recognized as nickname's owner
         2 - user recognized as owner via access list only
         3 - user recognized as owner via password identification
     
     Up to sixteen nicknames may be sent with each command; the
     rest will be ignored.  No error message is generated if no
     nickname is given.
     
    
  • SENDPASS
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  SENDPASS nickname
     
     Send the password of the given nickname to the e-mail address
     set in the nickname record. This command is really useful
     to deal with lost passwords.
     
     May be limited to IRC operators on certain networks.
     
     This command is unavailable when encryption is enabled.
    
    
  • SERVADMIN HELP
     
     The following commands are available to Services admins:
     
         GETPASS    Retrieve the password for a nickname
                        (only if encryption is disabled)
         FORBID     Prevent a nickname from being used
     
     Services admins can also drop any nickname without needing
     to identify for the nick, and may view the access list for
     any nickname (/msg NickServ ACCESS LIST nick).
    
    
  • SERVADMIN LOGOUT
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  LOGOUT [nickname [REVALIDATE]]
     
     Without a parameter, reverses the effect of the IDENTIFY 
     command, i.e. make you not recognized as the real owner of the nick
     anymore. Note, however, that you won't be asked to reidentify
     yourself.
     
     With a parameter, does the same for the given nick. If you 
     specify REVALIDATE as well, Services will ask the given nick
     to re-identify. This use limited to Services admins.
    
    
  • SERVADMIN DROP
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  DROP [nickname]
     
     Without a parameter, drops your nickname from the
     NickServ database.
     
     With a parameter, drops the named nick from the database.
     You may drop any nick within your group without any 
     special privileges. Dropping any nick is limited to 
     Services admins.
    
    
  • SERVADMIN SET
     
     Services admins can also set the option NOEXPIRE, with
     which nicknames can be prevented from expiring.
     Additionally, Services admins can set options for any
     nickname without entering a password, using the format
     SET nickname option parameters.
    
    
  • SERVADMIN SET NOEXPIRE
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  SET [nickname] NOEXPIRE {ON | OFF}
     
     Sets whether the given nickname will expire.  Setting this
     to ON prevents the nickname from expiring.  If no
     nickname is given, sets the no-expire flag for your nick.
     
     Limited to Services admins.
    
    
  • SERVADMIN LIST
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  LIST pattern [FORBIDDEN] [NOEXPIRE]
     
     Lists all registered nicknames which match the given
     pattern, in nick!user@host format.  Nicks with the PRIVATE
     option set will only be displayed to Services admins.  Nicks
     with the NOEXPIRE option set will have a ! prepended to the
     nickname for Services admins.
     
     If the FORBIDDEN or NOEXPIRE options are given, only nicks
     which, respectively, are FORBIDden or have the NOEXPIRE flag
     set will be displayed.  If both options are given, both
     types of nicks will be displayed.  These options are limited
     to Services admins.
     
     Examples:
     
         LIST *!joeuser@foo.com
             Lists all registered nicks owned by joeuser@foo.com.
     
         LIST *Bot*!*@*
             Lists all registered nicks with Bot in their
             names (case insensitive).
     
         LIST * NOEXPIRE
             Lists all registered nicks which have been set to
             not expire.
    
    
  • SERVADMIN ALIST
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  ALIST [nickname] [level]
     
     With no parameters, lists channels you have access on. With
     one parameter, lists channels that nickname has access 
     on. With two parameters lists channels that nickname has 
     level access or greater on.
    
     This use limited to Services admins.
    
    
  • SERVADMIN GLIST
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  GLIST [nickname]
     
     Without a parameter, lists all nicknames that are in
     your group.
     
     With a parameter, lists all nicknames that are in the
     group of the given nick.
     This use limited to Services admins.
    
    
  • SERVADMIN GETPASS
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  GETPASS nickname
     
     Returns the password for the given nickname.  Note that
     whenever this command is used, a message including the
     person who issued the command and the nickname it was used
     on will be logged and sent out as a WALLOPS/GLOBOPS.
     
     Limited to Services admins.
     
     This command is unavailable when encryption is enabled.
    
    
  • SERVADMIN FORBID
     Syntax: /msg NickServ  FORBID nickname [reason]
     
     Disallows a nickname from being registered or used by
     anyone.  May be cancelled by dropping the nick.
     
     On certain networks, reason is required.
     
     Limited to Services admins.
    

 

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