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A bouncer (BNC) is a service that lets you stay connected 24/7 on IRC, and has the ability to store messages while you are offline.

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


  1. You must have a registered nick for at least 7 days.
  2. You must use the bouncer at least once every 2 weeks, otherwise it will be deleted.


  1. Do not advertise channels, flood or spam, doing so will result in removal of your BNC.
  2. Do not use /amsg or /ame (messages all channels), we don't want to see your messages.
  3. Normal network rules apply (/motd in your IRC client to view them). Breaking them will result in removal of your BNC and possibly other repercussions.

Request instructions

  1. /join #RizonBNC
  2. Depending on where you live, /msg RizonBNC request EU or /msg RizonBNC request US
  3. Wait for the BNC to be manually approved.
  4. Once approved, you will receive a memo from MemoServ.

Follow the instructions in the memo to connect to your BNC. (To check your memos, /ms read last)

You cannot switch servers once you have chosen one!

Usage instructions

Instead of connecting to Rizon, you connect to the bouncer.


  • US: rizonbnc.us.rizon.net
  • EU: rizonbnc.eu.rizon.net

Ports (on both servers):

  • Normal: 1234
  • SSL: 12345

For example, to connect to the US server on the normal port, run the command /server rizonbnc.us.rizon.net 1234 user:BncPassword

(Note, KVIRC users: Use the command /server -p=user1:secretpass rizonbnc.us.rizon.net 1234)


Type /znc HELP (or /msg *status HELP if that doesn't work) to view your available options.

Away message logger

See /msg *away HELP Yes, use the *.

Viewing old channel messages on connect

You need to set a buffer for playback for each channel.

/msg *status SETBUFFER #channel 100 makes the BNC display you the last 100 messages on the channel upon connect.


Don't have password / never received memo

If your nick isn't being used by the BNC:

  • Identify
  • /join #RizonBNC
  • /msg RizonBNC CHANGEPASS DesiredPasswordHere
  • Connect using your normal username and the new password to the server you were assigned to.

If your nick is being used by the BNC:

  • Group your current nick with your main one with /msg NickServ GROUP MainNick Password
  • /join #RizonBNC
  • /msg RizonBNC CHANGEPASS DesiredPasswordHere
  • Connect using your normal username and the new password to the server you were assigned to.

Planned leave for >2 weeks

If you want an exception, /join #RizonBNC and explain your situation.

Re-approving an inactive BNC

You must ask one of the ops to re-approve your BNC. It is at their discretion whether to re-enable your BNC or not.

Other questions

/join #RizonBNC, ask, and wait until someone responds.

BNC access on the go

For all those of you out there that want to access your BNC from a different computer that doesn't have IRC software installed, you can access Rizon from qchat @ http://webchat.rizon.net

You can also access it from Mibbit or ChatZilla if you choose.

If you're out and about and do have an accessible client installed on the computer, issue

/server rizonbnc.us.rizon.net 1234 USER:PASS

where us is your server location (replace us with eu if you're on the European server), 1234 (+12345 for SSL) the port and the USER:PASS your login details specified in your BNC application memo.

Rizon Qchat
  1. Go to http://qchat.rizon.net
  2. Enter your nick and select either "RizonBNC US" or "RizonBNC EU" from list.
  3. In password field, enter user:password. (Note: Both the username and password are CaSe SeNsItIvE.)
  4. Click on connect!

For example, if your BNC username is JoeBob, your BNC 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.

  1. Go to http://mibbit.com/chat/.
  2. Click on 'Server' and 'Auth'.
  3. Enter rizonbnc.us.rizon.net:1234 into the 'Server address' field.
  4. Change the dropdown from 'NickServ' to 'Pass'.
  5. Enter your RizonBNC password in the format user:pass.
  6. You won't need to change the nick, and you can leave the channel parameter out. Hit Enter.

For SSL: Change step 3 to rizonbnc.us.rizon.net:+12345 as the address. If you don't know what SSL is, then use the normal address.

For EU BNC: Change step 3 to rizonbnc.eu.rizon.net:1234 as the address. (For EU SSL: rizonbnc.eu.rizon.net:+12345)

For example, if your BNC username is JoeBob, your BNC 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.

  1. Go to ChatZilla > Preferences.
  2. Change the 'Nickname' field to your desired BNC nick. If you do not modify this setting it will change to that nickname as soon as you connect to your BNC.
  3. Click OK.
  4. In the text bar below, type /server rizonbnc.us.rizon.net:1234 user:pass, and hit Enter.

For SSL: Change step 4 to /sslserver rizonbnc.us.rizon.net:12345 user:pass. If you get an error about an invalid SSL certificate, just add an exception to it and continue connecting.

For EU BNCs: If you have a European BNC the address is rizonbnc.eu.rizon.net

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