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    IRC q

    I've heard most tech people use IRC, and so in hopes they visit this forum, I'd like ask a question related to it. Okay, well, I just picked up Chatzilla last night, tried it out, and talked for a while on a room in undernet. Now, today, I go to get onto undernet again- and apparently, I've been k-lined. I just started IRC last night, just started out, and I've already been k-lined- I'm such a newb at it I even had to look it up. So, I was wondering... is there a way to find out the hows and whys of my being banned, and any way to get it undone? (I looked for reasons on Google, but none of them seemed to apply to me.)

    Thanks for your time.

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    I am a tech person and I don't use irc :P

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    Originally posted by PeOfEo
    I am a tech person and I don't use irc :P
    Lol. Well, you also listen to Iron Maiden, so you don't count. (Kidding, kidding.) Ech... maybe I'll just quit IRC. I only got to try it once, and it was pretty fun, but the only room I know of is on undernet, and if I'm banned from that... *le sigh*

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    Hi there Ben.

    May I firstly suggest you use mIRC ( http://www.mirc.co.uk ), this is the most popular IRC client.

    Also, when you try to connect to Undernet, what message do you receive that you've been banned? Usually a reason will be given in your 'Status' window.

    You can e-mail abuse@undernet.org to try and get it removed, but if you post the message here I'll find out for you, i've been involved in IRC (and Undernet in partcular) for a while.

    Regards,
    Kind regards,
    Daniel.

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    I'll eventually make the switch, but I just figured it'd be simpler to go with the extension- plug n' play, and I've heard mIRC can be a tad user-unfriendly to beginners.

    Here's the messages I get when I attempt connection:
    [INFO] Network view for “undernet” opened.
    [INFO] Attempting to connect to “undernet”. Use /cancel to abort.
    [INFO] Connecting to irc://undernet/ (irc://irc.undernet.org/), attempt 1 of 5...
    === *** Looking up your hostname
    === *** Checking Ident
    === *** Found your hostname
    === please install ident in order to connect to our server..
    [ERROR] Closing Link: Schpiffay by mesa.az.us.undernet.org (K-lined)
    [ERROR] Connection to irc://undernet/ (irc://irc.undernet.org/) closed.
    I didn't notice the "ident" line last time- what is that? I was able to previously connect without knowing what it was, though.

    I'd rather wait on contacting them until you check that, however- maybe it's something I can fix. If it isn't, what's easier- explaining to me what information they need, or just you sending the message?

    Anyways, thanks for replying.

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    Hi Ben.

    As I assumed not a ban on yourself, just a general ban for non-ident users.

    I really suggest you use mIRC, I'm not sure where you've heard that but mIRC is a very user friendly program and is decent, imho a lot easier to use than any other.
    I found the following link especially good as it uses screenshots for the installation and setup:

    http://www.whatnet.org/help/mirc_install/index.php

    Pay particular attention to the ident part of this link
    http://www.whatnet.org/help/mirc_install/mirc3.php
    this is why you were unable to connect to Undernet.

    Any issues Ben, please let me know.
    Happy to help.

    Regards,
    Kind regards,
    Daniel.

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    Oh, it was just that? Lol. I'll try that out. Thanks for the help. I'm still confused as to why I was able to connect the first time, though.

    As for mIRC- is there one that doesn't cost money? The 6.16 I just downloaded says it's trial only.

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    Yup just that.

    mIRC is shareware, so after 30 days you get a window pop up everytime you start mIRC asking you to register, it won't stop you using mIRC though, it disappears after you click "Continue".
    Kind regards,
    Daniel.

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    Trillian has IRC support, and is freeware just so you know.

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    If it just nags you, that's fine. *considers making sick joke*...*reconsiders*

    Eh... not a Trillian fan.

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    Originally posted by Ben R.

    Eh... not a Trillian fan.
    *gasp* but trillian rules!

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    Originally posted by PeOfEo
    *gasp* but trillian rules!
    That'd be true if it wasn't for the overall suck of the Trill.

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    Originally posted by Ben R.
    That'd be true if it wasn't for the overall suck of the Trill.
    come again?

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    Originally posted by PeOfEo
    come again?
    *considers making... off-colour joke*

    Meh. I just didn't like trillian, I found the actual messengers much better.

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    All sorted Ben?
    Kind regards,
    Daniel.

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