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       hybserv — daemon which provides IRC services




       This manual page documents briefly the hybserv command.

       This  manual  page  was written for the Debian distribution because the
       original program does not have a manual page.

       hybserv is an IRC Services server, a daemon which connects  to  an  IRC
       server  and  provides  services such as NickServ and ChanServ to users,
       allowing them to register their nicknames and channels (the  latter  to
       prevent  the  notorious ‘channel takeovers’ that were rampant on EFnet,
       which to date still does not provide IRC services.)

       hybserv appears like any other IRC server on a network and all  of  the
       services   nicknames  act  as  clients  with  customizable  user  flags
       (typically +oi, although they do not need any special flags to function

       hybserv  provides,  in  its  default configuration, NickServ, ChanServ,
       MemoServ,  OperServ,  StatServ,  and  Global,   which   are   described
       individually below.

       NickServ  allows  for  registration  of  nicknames; it can enforce this
       registration on users who do not own the nicknames they use.  Owners of
       nicks can also ’ghost’ their nickname with their registration password,
       in case someone has taken possession of it or it is a ’ghost’ that  has
       not timed out yet.

       ChanServ  allows  users with registered nicknames to register channels;
       this registration is enforced with an ’access list’  which  allows  the
       owner  to  specify who automatically gets operator status in a channel,
       or voice, or halfops if supported by the IRC server. ChanServ can  also
       maintain  a blacklist of sorts where users under certain hostmasks will
       automatically be kicked and banned from the channel.

       MemoServ is simply a message service for  people  who  have  registered
       nicknames  -  they  are  able to send static messages to each other for
       later reading.

       StatServ and Global play minor roles - Global displays  the
       (in  /etc/hybserv)  and allows operators to easily send global messages
       to all users, and StatServ is much like a glorified ircd STATS call.


       hybserv does not take any arguments unless invoked as  showchans(8)  or


       showchans(8), shownicks(8), ircd-hybrid(8).


       This manual page was written by Joshua Kwan <> for
       the Debian system (but may be used by others).  Permission  is  granted
       to  copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the
       GNU Free Documentation  License,  Version  1.1  or  any  later  version
       published  by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections,
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