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

Your BNC 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 the BNC to be manually approved.
  6. Once approved, you will receive a memo from MemoServ.
  7. Follow the instructions in the memo to connect to your BNC. 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 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 alternate 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!

You can then use your server/login credentials as shown below.

To replace auto-generated password with the one you desire, see Getting a new password.


Usage instructions

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


/server rizonbnc.LOCATION.rizon.net +12345 USER:BNCPASSWORD

  • Replace LOCATION with either us or eu
  • Replace USER with your username.
  • Replace BNCPASSWORD with your BNC password.


Notes:
  • KVIrc users: Use the command /server -p=USER:BNCPASSWORD rizonbnc.LOCATION.rizon.net +12345)
  • Both the username and password are CaSe SeNsItIvE


Settings

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

Viewing messages from when you were offline

  • Auto away: The BNC 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 the BNC will automatically be sent to you when you connect to the BNC.
  • 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 the BNC.
    • You can set the buffer for all 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 module which automatically identifies you with NickServ, in case the connection to the network got lost and you rejoin with GuestXXXXX

Set your NickServ password:

/msg *nickserv SET password 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 the BNC

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


When not logged in to the BNC, and your nickname is in use

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

Errors while requesting

You can get several error messages after you tried to request a BNC. You can follow following 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 Nick2
  2. Group it to your Mian Nick
    /msg NickServ GROUP MainNick YourPassword
    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 Nick2
  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


BNC access on the go

If you want to access your BNC 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 user:BNCPassword.
    (Note: Both the username and password are CaSe SeNsItIvE)
  4. Press 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.

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 user:BNCPassword.
    (Note: Both the 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 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.

ChatZilla
  1. Go to ChatZillaPreferences
  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. Press OK
  4. In the text bar below, type /sslserver rizonbnc.us.rizon.net:12345 user:BNCPassword, and press  Enter
    (Note: Both the username and password are CaSe SeNsItIvE)

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/or password incorrectly, or you went to the incorrect server.