Hints

Welcome to our “Helpful Hints” page. We hope you find this page to be very useful for your BNC experience!

The admin, chansaver, nickserv, and perform modules are loaded by default. The admin module is used for increased capability of your BNC, and the chansaver and perform modules are loaded for convenience. The perform and nickserv modules will not activate until you have set the required parameters. The q module is also automatically loaded for accounts to QuakeNet. More information is in each modules’ respective sections in this article.

User Settings

  • Set Your Password +

    The first, and foremost, hint we can offer our users is to reset your password to something YOU WILL REMEMBER! To do this, you need to use either of these methods:
    1) WEBPANEL: Login to the webpanel for your account, fill in both password fields at the top of the page, then immediately click “Save” at the bottom of the page before adjusting anything else.
    2) IRC CLIENT: You need to load the admin module if it is not already loaded, as it should be loaded by default. To do this, type /znc loadmod admin on your IRC client. After the module is loaded, type the following:
    /msg *admin set password $me NewPassword
  • Ident and Realname +

    These items are automatically set when the account is added before it connects to the IRC network. To change how these items appear on IRC, change each one of these items, then use /znc jump from your IRC client to reconnect the BNC and update the info. These do NOT update live on your current IRC connection (even without the BNC), so you must make a new IRC connection. Make sure these items comply with the IRC network’s rules or you may be k-lined/g-lined.
    1) WEBPANEL: Login to the webpanel for your account, fill in these fields at the top of the page, then click “Save” at the bottom of the page.
    2) IRC CLIENT: If the admin module isn’t loaded already, type /znc loadmod admin on your IRC client. After the module is loaded, type the following:
    For ident: /msg *admin set ident $me NewIdent
    For real name: /msg *admin set realname $me New Real Name
  • Modules

  • NickServ Module +

    A very handy module to use on networks that have NickServ services. This module automatically identifies you to NickServ when your nick is asked to identify. Our new customized nickserv module (the first of its kind on ZNC-based services) allows you to change the command used to identify to NickServ from either /msg NickServ or the more common /ns which is now standard on most networks. If the module isn’t already loaded, load the module by either checking it on your webpanel, or by typing /znc loadmod nickserv on your IRC client. To change the authentication method, type /msg *nickserv authtype AuthMethod (AuthMethod can be either nickserv or ns). Once you have set the authtype, set your IRC nick’s password by typing /msg *nickserv set YourIRCPassword – Special note to AustNet users: Even though the services name is NickOP, you can use the /ns authtype!
  • Perform Module +

    Another very handy module to use for things such as setting usermodes or authenticating to networks that do not use NickServ. Any command added to the module is performed the moment the BNC connects to the IRC network. If the module isn’t already loaded, load the module by either checking it on your webpanel, or by typing /znc loadmod perform on your IRC client. To add a command, type /msg *perform add CommandToPerform for example: /msg *perform add /mode UserName +R To auto auth to AuthServ on those networks, use the same format. Here are a few networks this will work with:
    AfterNet, GameSurge: /msg *perform as AUTH accountname password
    UnderNet: /msg *perform /msg [email protected] LOGIN accountname password
  • Buffextras Module +

    This module, when loaded, enables buffer logging of channel JOINs, PARTs, TOPIC changes, etc. as they are not logged by default. If the module isn’t already loaded, load the module by either loading it from the webpanel, or by typing /znc loadmod buffextras when you are connected to your BNC on IRC. Additionally, our new customized version of this module allows for enabling or disabling this module’s effect on specific channels. This allows you to only have the extra buffer logging enabled for channels you want it enabled on, instead of having its effect on all channels.
    To enable the module’s effect for a channel (note: it is enabled by default), type /znc *buffextras set #channel TRUE once the module is loaded. Replace #channel with the target channel.
    To disable the module’s effect for a channel, type /znc *buffextras set #channel FALSE once the module is loaded. Replace #channel with the target channel.
  • Chansaver Module +

    This module will save the channels you join/part to our software’s database, so that the BNC will automatically join the channels if it reconnects. After loading this module, any channel you join is saved (or deleted if you part), so that you don’t have to bother with manually joining the channels if the BNC has to reconnect. The chansaver module also saves channels with keys. If this module isn’t already loaded, you can go to the webpanel and load it, or type /znc loadmod chansaver and then join the channels you wish to save.
  • Block_Motd Module +

    The block_motd module blocks the motd of the network you’re connecting to. To load this module, you can go to the webpanel and load it, or type /znc loadmod block_motd.
  • Keepnick Module +

    If you’re trying to get a nick on a network such as EFnet with no services, or simply trying to keep a nick, using the keepnick module allows you to do this far easier. The keepnick module will change your BNC’s nick to your primary nick (the main nick configured on your BNC, to set that, go to the webpanel or use /msg *admin set nick $me nickhere after loading the admin module) as soon as it is available, for example, the person with the current nick quits or changes nicks, and so on. To load this module, you can go to the webpanel and load it, or type /znc loadmod keepnick.
  • Report Module +

    Our report module allows you to send reports/questions/issues to the EliteBNC administrators. You can use this module in the case that your BNC isn’t connecting to a server, or if you want help regarding commands, and so on.
    To send a report: /znc *report send [message]
    To check the status of your report: /znc *report check
    To cancel your report: /znc *report cancel
    If your report is replied to and you are online, you will receive a notification that your report was answered. If your report is replied to and you are offline at the time, you will receive a notification that your report was answered when you login to your BNC. Alternatively, you can also use !report in our channels.

More to come soon.