RizonBNC FAQ

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A bouncer (BNC) is a service that:

  • lets you stay connected 24/7 on IRC, and
  • stores messages while you are offline.

Rizon offers this service for FREE, but the bouncer can only be connected to Rizon, not other networks.

Rules

  1. Use RizonBNC bouncer at least once every 2 weeks.
  2. Do not advertise in, flood, or spam channels.
  3. Do not use /amsg or /ame (messages all channels).
  4. Follow network rules (/motd in your IRC client to view them).
  5. One RizonBNC account per person.

Your RizonBNC account will be removed if a rule is broken.


Request Instructions

  1. Your Main Nick must contain only alphanumeric characters, dots ( . ) and dashes ( - ), and it must be registered for at least 7 days.
    For the registered and identified nick, to see what your Main Nick is, look for the following line in your /WHOIS YourNick :
    YourNick has identified for MainNick
    To change your Main Nick, see Your main nick is an invalid BNC username.
  2. Connect to the network using a secure connection.
  3. /join #RizonBNC
  4. Depending on where you live, /msg RizonBNC request EU or /msg RizonBNC request US
  5. Wait for RizonBNC request to be manually approved.
  6. Once approved, you will receive a MemoServ memo from RizonBNC.
  7. Follow the instructions in the memo to connect to your RizonBNC account. To check your memos, /msg MemoServ READ LAST


Notes:
  • You cannot switch between EU and US after your initial choice, and neither the ident nor realname can be changed after your request has been approved.
  • Users connecting from Iran: Please request the EU instance, as you cannot connect to the US instance.


First Connection

In a number of cases, users may not be able to get their login information when getting a RizonBNC account for the first time, due to a bouncer coming online and taking their only nick, and the user is therefore left unable to get the memo with their login information. The standard solution is to group an alternative nick to get the memo, as follows:


  1. Pick an alternative nick of your choice
    /nick yournick_
  2. Group it to your original nick; a.k.a., your Main Nick
    /msg NickServ GROUP yourNick yourPassword
  3. Read the memo, and get your information
    /msg MemoServ READ LAST
    Your memo should look something like this:
-MemoServ- Memo 1 from RizonBNC (Oct 31 23:59:59 2013 MDT).  To delete, type: /msg MemoServ DEL 1
-MemoServ- It is with great pleasure that we inform you that your BNC application has been APPROVED. To log on to your BNC, connect to RizonBNC.us.rizon.net on port 1234 for non-SSL and port 12345 for SSL with the server password 'yournick:25p0ok1'. Thank you for flying Rizon!
  1. You can then use your server/login credentials as shown in the next section, Usage Instructions.
  2. To replace auto-generated password with the one you desire, see Getting a New Password.

Usage Instructions

Instead of connecting to Rizon IRC, you connect to RizonBNC bouncer.


  1. /server rizonbnc.Location.rizon.net +12345 BNCuser:BNCpassword
    • Replace Location with either us or eu
    • Replace BNCuser with your RizonBNC username.
    • Replace BNCpassword with your RizonBNC password.
    (Note: Both of RizonBNC username and password are CaSe SeNsiTivE)
  2. Only for the first connection to RizonBNC:
    • If your nick has changed to GuestXXXXX, change it back to your registered nick.
    • Identify to NickServ: /msg NickServ IDENTIFY yourNickPassword


Notes:
  • KVIrc users: Use the command /server -p=BNCuser:BNCpassword rizonbnc.Location.rizon.net +12345


Settings

See /msg *status HELP to view your available options.

Viewing Messages from When You Were Offline

  • Auto away: RizonBNC bouncer will set your away status automatically. Read /msg *simple_away HELP to read about auto-away and its settings.
  • Private messages: Private messages you received, while not connected to RizonBNC bouncer, will automatically be sent to you when you connect to RizonBNC bouncer.
  • Channel messages: For each channel you want messages from, /msg *status SETBUFFER #channel 100 will send you the last 100 messages on the channel when you connect to RizonBNC bouncer.
    • You can set the buffer for all of the channels at once by using * as the channel; e.g., /msg *status SETBUFFER * 100
    • The maximum amount of lines you can set for a channel buffer is 1000.


Automatically Identify with NickServ

You can use this bouncer module, which automatically identifies you with NickServ, in case RizonBNC loses connection to Rizon IRC network and you rejoin with GuestXXXXX.

Set your NickServ password:

/msg *nickserv SET yourNickPassword ... Yes, use the *.


Assistance

If you want to leave for more than 2 weeks, reapprove an inactive BNC, or anything else: /join #RizonBNC, ask, and wait until someone responds.

Getting a New Password

When logged in to RizonBNC bouncer

  1. /join #RizonBNC
  2. /msg RizonBNC CHANGEPASS DesiredPasswordHere


When not logged in to RizonBNC bouncer, and your nickname is in use

  1. Group your current nick with your main one /msg NickServ GROUP MainNick yourNickPassword
  2. /join #RizonBNC
  3. /msg RizonBNC CHANGEPASS DesiredPasswordHere
  4. Connect to the RizonBNC server you were assigned to (EU/US), using your original RizonBNC username and the new RizonBNC password; e.g., BNCuser:DesiredPasswordHere
    (Note: Both of RizonBNC username and password are CaSe SeNsiTivE)


Errors While Requesting

You can get several error messages after you tried to request a RizonBNC account. You can follow these instructions if you get those errors.

Your main nick is an invalid BNC username

Your main nick contains illegal characters (e.g. a pipe  | ) and therefore you can't request. To fix this, follow the instructions below:

  1. Pick an alternative nick of your choice, that must contain only alphanumeric characters, dots ( . ) and dashes ( - )
    /nick alternativeNick
  2. Group it to your Mian Nick
    /msg NickServ GROUP MainNick yourNickPassword
    To see what your Main Nick is, look for the following line in your /WHOIS yourNick :
    yourNick has identified for MainNick
  3. Change your Main Nick
    /msg NickServ SET DISPLAY alternativeNick
  4. /join #RizonBNC, get a code from an operator, and request with said code:
    /msg RizonBNC request Code EU or  /msg RizonBNC request Code US


RizonBNC Access on the Go

If you want to access your RizonBNC account from a different computer that doesn't have IRC software installed...


Rizon Qchat
  1. Go to https://qchat.rizon.net
  2. Enter your nick, and select either Connect to RizonBNC US or Connect to RizonBNC EU for Auth:.
  3. In the Password: field, enter BNCuser:BNCpassword
    (Note: Both of RizonBNC username and password are CaSe SeNsiTivE)
  4. Press Connect

For example, if your RizonBNC username is JoeBob, your RizonBNC password is p4ssw0rd, and you have an account on the EU BNC, log in like this:

RizonBNC qchat.png

Note: The password will be starred out on your computer. It is only shown here for demonstration purposes.


Mibbit
  1. Go to https://mibbit.com/chat/
  2. Click on Server and Auth.
  3. Enter rizonbnc.us.rizon.net:+12345 into the Server: field.
    EU BNC users, type in rizonbnc.eu.rizon.net:+12345 instead.
  4. Change the dropdown from NickServ to Pass     
  5. Enter your RizonBNC password in the format BNCuser:BNCpassword
    (Note: Both of RizonBNC username and password are CaSe SeNsiTivE)
  6. You won't need to change the nick, and you can leave the channel parameter out. Press  Enter


For example, if your RizonBNC username is JoeBob, your RizonBNC password is p4ssw0rd, and you have an account on the US BNC, log in like this:

RizonBNC mibbit.png

Note: Password would normally be starred out. It is only shown for demonstration purposes.


ChatZilla
  1. Go to ChatZillaPreferences
  2. Change the Nickname field to your RizonBNC username. If you do not modify this setting, it will change to that nickname as soon as you connect to RizonBNC bouncer.
  3. Press OK
  4. In the text bar below, type /sslserver rizonbnc.us.rizon.net:12345 BNCuser:BNCpassword, then press  Enter
    (Note: Both of RizonBNC username and password are CaSe SeNsiTivE)

For EU RizonBNC, the address is rizonbnc.eu.rizon.net

You should be in. If you're not, then you typed your user and/or password incorrectly, or you went to the incorrect server.