- If you have any questions or comments please visit us on StarLink-IRC
- #Channels is the home of Channel Service and handles administration
of CStar and channel registrations.
- #TerraNova is the general StarLink Help and Administration Channel.
- The StarLink-IRC and Channel Service Charters are on the website.
- Type /msg CStar HELP to see how to report an abuser.
- StarLink-IRC Servers (all connect on port 6663-9 and 7001) Always
check the StarLink-IRC Servers page
for the most current server information.
Related pages: The StarLink-IRC and
Channel Service Charters may also be of interest.
Channel Service will initialize the channel once registration is approved.
You will need to have the following information handy to assist in the
* * * * * Initializing
A New Channel * * * * *
- Your IDNick. This is the User ID that uniquly IDENTIFIES
you to the bot.
- Your password This is the password that AUTHENTICATES
you as who you say you are.
- Your hostmask This is the [email protected] mask. You can get it by
sending /msg CStar whoami
- Your email The email address used for registration.
- Your Name Your name (First and Last) are required. You may use
your real name or a pseudonym.
- NOTE: IDnick and password are case-sensitive --make
sure you remember them.
****** Tips For Running A Channel
- If your client supports aliases, using them will make talking to CStar
much more convenient.
- For mIRC, a useful alias is: /CS /msg CStar *1
- Check your client information for options to set up an equivalent alias.
- NOTE: CStar has a very good help system. Type /msg CStar Showcommands
to see the command list or /msg CStar HELP <command> for help on
a specific command.
Adding Users and Host Masks
- Note: The ADDUSER command
is ONLY if you are adding a new user.
- Use MODUSER ADDMASK if an existing user simply has another
ISP or their [email protected] mask has changed.
Adding A NEW User
- These are the commands used to add a new user to CStar and are only
available to those having the appropriate access.
- 1. /msg CStar WHOIS <nick> This will return the [email protected] mask
for the user.
- 2. Find out what userID (IDnick) and startup password they want.
- 3. You can add a use in two different ways:
- /msg CStar ADDUSER <#channel> <IDnick> <[email protected]
mask> <password> <accesslevel> <protect level>
- or, if the user is online at the time
- /msg CStar ADDUSER <#channel> <IDnick> <UserNick>
<password> <accesslevel> <protect level>
- Note: accesslevel may be from 0 to 499 (See recommendations).
Adding A New MASK For A User.
- To add a host mask for an EXISTING user:
- Type /msg CStar WHOIS <nick> This will return the [email protected]
mask for the user.
- Type /msg CStar MODUSER #Channel ADDMASK <IDNick>
- This is the sequence of commands that it takes to 'authenticate' after
you've been added as a user.
- 1. Type /msg Cstar AUTH <IDnick> <password>
- 2. Type /msg CStar OP #Channel YourNick (or some command allowed
by your level of access)
Setting Default Channel Mode and Topic
- Modes: It is a good idea to set your channel to +tn unless you
have a reason not to. Mode +t prevents anyone but channel operators from
setting the Topic. Mode +n prevents external messages from showing up in
channel if sent from people who are not in the channel at the time. CStar
can set +tn default channel modes for you with:
- /msg CStar CHANOPT #Channel DEFMODES +tn
- Topics: You may also set a default topic for your channel. Note
that this will only appear whenever the bot has restarted for some reason.
- /msg CStar CHANOPT #Channel DEFTOPIC Your Topic Text
CStar Command List
- These are the basic commands for controlling access to CStar on a channel.
- For specific syntax of commands not shown in detail, simply type /msg
Cstar HELP <command>
- The CHANOPT Command sets various channel options and modes.
- CHANOPT<#channel> <option> <parameter list>
- Example: /msg CStar CHANOPT #friendly DEFMODES +tn
- Available CHANOPT commands by access level are:
- 500 Level (Reserved for Channel Owners)
- 500 OWNERNICK <IDNick>
- 500 CHANURL <http://[address]>
- 500 OPEROP <ON/OFF>
- Channel Users
- 450 STRICTOP < NOT AVAILABLE >
- 450 NOBAN <ON/OFF>
- 450 CHMODESLEVEL <ON/OFF>
- 450 NOOPS <ON/OFF>
- 400 DEFMODES <+/-[iklmnpst]>
- 400 BANLEVEL <0-400>
- 400 DESCRIPTION <channel description>
- 400 DEFTOPIC <default channel topic>
- 300 WELCOME <welcome message>
- 450 Level
- ADDUSER <channel> <IDnick> <[email protected]> <password>
- Note: If the user you are setting up is currenly online, you do not
have to tell Cstar the <[email protected]> since it can find it for
you. Instead, use:
- ADDUSER <channel> <IDnick> <password> <accesslevel>
- DELUSER <channel> <IDnick>
- Adds/Deletes authorized users for the channel.
- CLEARME <channel> Used to remove all modes from a channel
other then +b and +o
- DEOPALL <channel> Deops everyone on the channel
- OPALL <channel> Ops everyone on the channel
- MODUSER <channel> <option> <IDnick> <parameter
- This Changes user information for the channel.
- Example: /msg CStar #friendly ADDMASK Billy *!*[email protected]*.microsoft.com
- MODUSER Options and <parameters> are:
- ADDMASK <[email protected]>
- DELMASK <[email protected]>
- PROTECT <ON/OFF>
- LEVEL <1-499>
- NEWIDNICK <old IDnick> <new IDnick>
- NEWPASS <IDNick> <new password>
- BAN <#channel> <[email protected]> <[email protected]>
- NICKBAN <@channel> <nick1> <nick2> Ban
users by nick.
- UNBAN <#channel> <[email protected]> <[email protected]>
- DEOP <#Channel> <nick1> <nick2> <nick3>
- OP <#Channel> <nick1> <nick2> <nick3>
... Ops users.
- INVITE <#Channel> <nick1> <nick2> <nick3>
... Invites people to channel.
- KICK <#Channel> <nick1> <nick2> <nick3>
... Kicks users from channel.
- Everyone on the Bot is allowed to authenticate/deauthenticate and change
- AUTH <channel> <IDnick> <password>
- DEAUTH <channel> NEWPASS <channel> <IDnick>
<old password> <new password>
- General Information available to anyone.
- ACCESS <#channel> [<IDNick>|>0-500|<0-500]
Shows the access level for a user on a channel.
- CHANINFO <channel>
- Shows information about the channel. The name and email address
of the owner is hidden. Cservice staff are authorized to release this information
- VERIFY <nick> Verifes that someone is an authorized
Channel Services member.
- WHOAMI Returns YOUR [email protected] mask.
- WHOIS <nick> Returns a [email protected] mask for a nick.
- LEVELS Shows levels required for various commands.
* * * * * Access
Level Suggestions * * * * *
- General. These are simply some suggestions for organizing userlists.
You are free to set channel users at any (available) level or with
any combination of autoop or protect that you desire. Note that users have
access to all commands at and below their assigned access level.
Channels can be renamed or deleted at the request of the channel owner.
Channel Manager (Level 500 identies channel managers)
450-499 Channel co-managers (e.g., most trusted and experienced
operators) This level permits adding and deleting users for the channel.
400-449 Experienced operators (The group commands available at
this level can be very disruptive if abused.)
100-300 Channel operators. Note: The WELCOME command
requires Level 300
050-099 Regular visitors and others
Command Level Overview
- These are the CStar command levels. You should set user access levels
appropriate to the amount of control you wish someone to have over your
channel and its users.
Channel Control Commands (can affects entire channel
and all users)
Level 450: Change Channel Options, Add and
- Level 400: Can change user accesses.
- Level 100 : Op Level Commands.
- Allows changing op status, kicking/banning, and related actions. Note
that anyone with op status on the channel can set modes and topics as well
as kick/ban/unban users (Unless NOBAN is set on the channel).
- Sub-Op Level Commands.
- Permits channel topic and bans to be set, Cannot acquire or give op
status to others. Everyone can use these commands. Level 0 commands will
not affect channel operations. However, the password command allows users
to change their password which, if the new password forgotten, could affect
their ability to access CStar.
- TO SUBSCRIBE
- Send To: [email protected]
- In Email Body, type: subscribe SLirc-mail <YourEmailAddress>
- You will get an email confirming your subscription to the list.
- TO UN-SUBSCRIBE: Repeat the above, replacing "subscribe"
with "unsubscribe" in the body.
- TO SEND MAIL TO MEMBERS OF THE LIST
- Repeated renaming or deletion/re-registration of your channel may
result in the request being denied.
- Once a channel is transferred or deleted, it will NOT be transferred
back or re-registered to the requestor for 60 days.
- Since a transfers is the equivalent of a new registration, StarLink-IRC
may require additional information or supporters prior to approval.
SEND EMAIL TO: [email protected]
#OldChannelName #NewChannelName OwnerNick
#ChannelName OwnerNick NewOwnerNick
- TO REQUEST TRANSFER, RENAMING OR DELETION
OF YOUR CHANNEL
In Email body: Give a short reason for the change. For transfers, you
must supply the nick, usermask, and email address of the new owner.
Changes in ChanFAQ v3.1
- Removed server list and STRICTOP command
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