Frequently Asked Questions

If your question isn't covered here, feel free to join #operhelp and we'll try to help you out!

General Questions

Network Questions


What do I need, and how do I join the chat?
There are several ways to join the chat. You can choose to use our webchat, or use an IRC client. There is mIRC for Windows, XChat for Linux, and Colloquy for Mac. There's also Mibbit which doesn't require you to install anything at all and doesn't even require Flash. For more help configuring mIRC, look here.
I have been banned from the network?!
Upon connection, your IP is matched against several proxy blocklists. If you receive this message, it means your IP was found in a blocklist. Note that we only block proxies for security reasons. We do however, support the use of proxies. If you need an exempt for your IP, please contact us via mail or the support chatroom. You may also want to consider using P2PChat ZNC, our free bouncer service. Our bouncer is exempted from any bans.
If you were intentionally banned, there's not much else to do than sitting out your ban. If you think you were banned in error, contact us. Please read the network rules, so this hopefully won't happen again.
I would like to stay connected 24/7, do you offer a bouncer service?
As a matter of fact, we do hand out free bouncer accounts! The only requirements are that (1) you have been around for a month, and (2) the bouncer can only be used for P2PChat. If you would like to request a bouncer, please let us know in #operhelp. We use ZNC as our preferred bouncer service.
What is a bouncer (BNC)?
Quoting wikipedia: "A bouncer is a piece of software that is used to relay traffic and connections in computer networks, much like a proxy. Using a BNC allows a user to hide the original source of the user's connection, providing privacy as well as the ability to route traffic through a specific location." Apart from that, it allows you to stay connected to the network 24/7 and keep logs of what happened before you joined the channel.
How big and stable is your infrastructure?
You can see which servers are currently public on the Servers page. Apart from these, there are also a couple of boxes for running services and the website. We have been around for more than a decennium, providing a home for the Morpheus and Shareaza chat.
Would you link with my network?
If you have an established user base of at least 200-300 genuine users, feel free to contact us. We're not too fond of Janus links, so if you're running UnrealIRCd that's a plus.
Which ircd and services are you running?
UnrealIRCd in combination with Anope Services.
I'm a developer and would like my application to use your chat
Whether you are a website developer or an application developer, everything is possible. We can provide you with chat widgets or run extra services for your application to work smoother. Please contact us.