A good way to prevent takeovers is NOT to op (@) or admin (!) anyone that you don't know or don't trust in your own channel. Once your channel has been taken over, contact an IRC Operator or join #help.
To enable SSL, you will first need to set your mIRC client correctly in order to use SSL. First of all, all you need are 2 files (ssleay32.dll and libeay32.dll - IF you know how to compile them). Otherwise, you need to use Win32 OpenSSL installer, which you can find right here. Once it is installed, you can check your SSL setting at View/Options/Connect/Options. In order to connect to abjects use /server irc.abjects.net:+9999.
Abjects services are configured to prevent users or bots from spamming and spreading virii to other users of the network. If you happen to get Klined, the first thing you should do is use our contacts page to email "help" and your ban will be lifted as soon as possible. For further information, contact an IRC Operator.
VHost stands for 'Virtual Host' and its used to hide user's IP's and hostnames protecting them from letting other users know their IP's. Any registered user can request one by typing /hs request your.desired.vhost.here and it will be activated as soon as possible. Each user is allowed to have only one VHost. For more information, join #Vhost and contact a VHost Team Member.
By using NickServ's GROUP command, you can link together multiple nicknames into a "nickgroup";.
Just type /msg nickserv group targetnick password
All of your ChanServ, NickServ, and MemoServ data is shared between all linked nicknames. This means, among other things, that if one of your nicknames in your nickgroup has auto-op access on a channel, so do all the other nicknames.
ChanServ allows you to specify whether you want certain users to automatically receive channel operator status or voice when they join your channel. To do this, you must add the user to the channel's access list. The command is:
/MSG ChanServ ACCESS #channel ADD nick level
By default, level 5 is automatic opping, and level 3 is automatic voicing, but you can change these defaults for your own channel.
For more information about access levels, type:
/msg ChanServ HELP ACCESS LEVELS
For more information about access lists in general, type:
Does Abjects allow botnets? Absolutely NOT. Abjects does not allow botnets to be used or stored on the network. Botnets are considered harmful bots. If we find them, we will deal with them as we see fit. If you know of a botnet on Abjects, please inform a Network Admin via private message
The following are reasons for earning yourself a ban on Abjects.
Spam, more than 3 connections to a single host, flooding, mass messaging, abusive behaviour, sending users virii, botnets, connecting with an insecure version of mIRC, or being connected while infected with a virus or Trojan.
If you have been klined, the Abjects KLine team would be happy to review your status. Just use the contact form to email "help" with as much information as possible about the ban. Be sure to include your host, nickname, and akill message. The message can usually be found in your status window after the ban occurs.
When I connect to Abjects, my firewall shows the server trying to connect to my TCP ports. Why? In order to ensure that you are not running an open proxy, the Abjects IRC server that you connect to attempts to initiate several kinds of proxy sessions with you. You should not worry about this, and in fact can ignore it. You only need to worry if you have an open SOCKS, HTTP, WinGate, or other form of proxy. It has become necessary for Abjects to be more aggressive about open proxies and scan for many new types we never checked before. Unfortunately, open proxies are used maliciously to flood, harass, and attack IRC. We appreciate your cooperation in securing the Internet and ridding the world of open proxies.