Q: Is having
a chatroom at your network (chat4all.org) free?
A: Yes, absolutely free... you
don't even have to place a banner or put up with advertising. But a
banner or a short line indicating that you have your chatroom with our
network is more than appreciated. :-)
the chat applets on www.jpilot.com
and www.javirc.com are not free of
charge. Why is that?
A: Our chatnetwork offers
server side access. You can access our network with different kinds of
client side software. That software is not created by us, and thus the
creator of that software is free to ask money for it.
However there are
previous versions of for example javirc available which are less pretty,
but are free. On the other hand, we do offer a
through our site. Also, free of charge.
My firewall software shows an alert every time I enter your network. Why
A: To keep our network clean of
possible hackers, we check certain ports on connecting computers. These
ports are usually used by people who use proxies to enter the chat
through someone else's computer without that person knowing it. People
who have these open ports will not be allowed on our network. The alert
is harmless when it comes from address:
(which is our IRCD IP address).
Can I become an operator in your (chat4all) rooms?
A: Operators for our own rooms
are appointed by invitation only. To become an operator in someone
else's room, you will have to ask there. However, generally asking
(begging) to become an operator somewhere is considered rude, and may
result in you being kicked, or even banned from that chatroom.
Can I become an IRCop/NetAdmin on chat4all?
A: No, and people who ask (or
even beg) to become an IRCop will not even be considered in case such
position come available. IRCops are considered by invitation only. To
become one, you will need to positively catch our attention by being
friendly, helping people and be knowledgeable of the workings of our
network. And even then there is no guarantee you will be asked. Just
have a good time, enjoy the chat.
I advertise for my chatroom or IRC server on your network?
A: Definitely not. Advertising
your chatroom in other chatrooms on our network is rude and not allowed.
Would you want others to advertise their chatrooms inside your chatroom?
However, there is one exception to this rule, and that is channel
#chat4all. This channel is, to a certain extent, created
specifically for promotion of your own channel.
If you own an IRC server, or you are an IRCop
on another IRC server and you advertise (spam) your services on our
network, you will risk being permanently banned off our server.
network is very hard to access. Sometimes it takes minutes to get
You are probably behind a router or a firewall, which is blocking the
TCP 113 (IdentD) port. Open this port in your router/firewall and you'll
find that the access time is vastly improved.
What is a vhost, and how can I get one?
vhost is used to mask your hostname. We already mask your IP/Hostname to
a certain extent, however if you have a registered nickname, you can
have it changed in anything you want. Examples would be like
changed to custom vhost: email@example.com
To request one, you
can open a ticket at our
support system and include the following info:
- your registered
- include the
<ident>@<host> you want as vhost
Vhosts may not
resemble existing domain names, unless you or your organization legally
many nicknames may I register?
You may register 4
nicknames per e-mail address. This means you register the first one
(master) and in case you need more than one, you can attach those to
your master nickname through the nickserv
Q: None of
the commands seem to work!
A: Usually this is because of a
syntax error. Check to see if you have typed the command correctly.
Also make sure that, in case a chatroom name is needed, the room name is
started with a #.
Also make sure that you have used a
space between the actual command and the channelname, and make sure you are
not using any formatting codes like colours and bold inside the commands.
Q: I have
registered a nickname, but I am not receiving any e-mail from you.
A: Make sure you enter the
correct e-mail address before you finish your nickname registration.
Also check to see if your mailbox isn't full. Finally, nowadays many
people (and ISP's) have spam filters in place which can sometimes
mistake good mail for spam. Check to see if your spam filter is not
set too high.
Q: Eeek! My
IP address/hostname is visible to everyone!
A: No, it's not visible to
everyone. We mask the first part of your hostname into "Chat4all-XXXX",
where XXXX is a random value. Everything after that is the remainder of
your hostname, but can not be traced back to your real hostname. IP
addresses are masked completely.
In case you have a
registered nickname, you can ask us to set a
Someone is using my registered nickname. How can I get it back?
A: If your nickname has not
been dropped by nickserv, you can "kill" the user who is using your
nickname illegally by issuing the
It is also possible
that you lost your connection. When you get back on the server, you may
find that your nick is in use. The server usually notices this a bit
late, resulting in a ghost. You can remove your ghost by issueing the
If that did not work,
then it is likely that your nickname was dropped because you have not
authenticated to nickserv within the set time of 28 days. You can then
try to re-register it as soon the person who is using it now exists. If
he registered it, then there is nothing else you can do.