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.)
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*
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?
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: