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Welcome. The Beirut Routing Committee is responsible for the selection and maintenance of the servers and services. I will write more info later. For a period of 7 months the Beirut IRC Network was using the plain IRCu (the universial IRC deamon). This month, October, we have updated the servers and we switched to the Nefarious IRCu. The Beirut IRC Network is using the srvx services.We are also monitoring the network with NeoStats. The Game bot is on it's own server and it's a service actually. For more info regarding the services you may ask in #Service or check their webpage. So, what are the features, modes and things which the Routing Committee is taking care of on the Beirut IRC Network ? Here you go:
    • Routing Committee
      • The Administrator of the Beirut Routing Committee is Dimitar Tnokovski, on IRC known as Mitko. Yes, that is him ;) If you are interested how the voting goes, and if you think Mitko is the only one who decides about a server, then you are wrong. Well, that's the point of this page, to make the things clear, no ? The Beirut Admin Committee is voting for every application which goes thru the Routing Committee. The Routing Committee decides if the server is stable, and if it's qualified to link to the Beirut IRC Network. After the Routing Committee Administrator (Mitko) approves the server the Admin Committee has fully right to accept or reject the server. So, it can be said this way: the Beirut Admin Commiittee is in very close relation with the Beirut Routing Committee. If you wanna know anything else, feel free to visit us. Our channel on IRC is #Routing and our email address is routing at beirut.com .
    • Servers
      • If you are interested in linking a server here, make sure you'll read the whole page. You must use the same IRC deamon as the other servers. At the moment, it is Nefarious IRCu 0.4.0. Your server must be running on, at least 2Mbps connection (international) and it must not be on the same ISP or Hosting company as any other server which is linked to the Beirut IRC Network. You must accept anything that this page says in order to link to our network. Your server must be running on a FreeBSD or a Linux machine. You are allowed to add only one local oper in the start. Your server must be active in order to get another global operator. You are not allowed to add any operator, either local or global before the request for an oper is reviewed by the Beirut Admin Committee. Your server must reach a number of around 50 clients before it gets PERM LINK. The IRC Operator policy applies to *everyone* except the Network Administrators. Make sure you read it while you apply. We hope you are not scared to apply now. So, if you agree with all these "rules" and you are really interested in helping our network which is a non-profit organization, feel free to fill out the server link application.
    • User modes
      • NOTE: Those modes marked with *** are avaiable for IRC Operators and/or Network Administrators only. For more info regarding these modes you may ask on #Help.
        • +i - invisible mode
        • +d - deaf mode
        • +x - host hiding
        • +R - account only
        • *** +o - operator flag
        • *** +O - local operator flag
        • *** +w - recieve wallops
        • *** +g - debug
        • *** +s - receipt server notices
        • *** +a - network admin
        • *** +h - set host
    • Channel modes
      • Some of these modes will look new to you, but I will try to explain what they mean, in few words only, also I will tell you what modes you should NOT use in your channel. You should not use the modes makred with *** If you wanna be cool and use it, do it on your own risk. If something's wrong with your channel don't ask us what is it. The *** modes can be set by opers only tho. For more info regarding these modes you may ask on #Help.
        • +o - op
        • +v - voice
        • +s - secret
        • +p - private
        • +m - moderated
        • +n - no external messages
        • +t - only ops set topic
        • +i - invite only
        • +k - channel key
        • +r - registered only
        • +l - limit
        • +b - ban
        • +c - no color
        • +S - strip (if someone types in colors, everyone will see it without colors)
        • +C - no ctcp
        • +Q - no quit/parts reasons
        • +N - no notice
        • +T - no amsg
        • +M - not authed users cannot talk
        • *** +O - oper only
        • *** +A - admin only
        • *** +Z - SSL only (not recommended)
        • For More Details Click Here
    • NEW Oper features
      • Unlimited Oper query. The Admin Committee members now have "Network Administrator" in their WHOIS. Global IRC Operators have "IRC Operator" in their WHOIS. Local have "IRC Operator" too, but you need to do extended WHOIS to see them. Network Administrators, Global IRC Operators and Local IRC Operators may SETHOST now, also they may use perm SETHOST in their ircd config (ircd.conf) file. Opers have .opers.beirut.com as their hidden host instead of the .users.beirut.com. Note that you must /oper yourself first before you set the +x mode. Network Administrators can also do /check nickname, which is a WHOIS too, and they don't have to use the OS bot. All users connected on the network may be listed by /check * Topics are bursted after a netsplit.So, you don't have to re-set topics after every netsplit. From now on, full address is shown in the topics (before it was the nickname only). OPMODE is disabled in registered channels to prevent abuse.
    • NEW USER features
      • Using the /NickServ RECOVER command you will force the client who is using your nickname registered on your account to change the nickname. The User mode +R allows you to block everyone who is not authed to his USERNAME. So, if you set it you won't see private messages from not authed clients. If you are in a network, and if you need to connect more than 4 clients per IP feel free to contact one of the Network Administrators, or email routing at beirut.com with your request. If we think it's ok and valid, we will allow you to connect more than 5 clients from one IP. Email us ONLY if there are many people on the same IP in your network. Do NOT mail us if you want to play with your bots. It's a big NO.If your channel gets flooded by drones, OS will join and set modes +mr which will prevent the drones/bots to message and join/part your channel, because they are not logged in. By doing /lusers in your status window you can see how many users are connected on the network at the moment and what was the maximum number of users connected on the Beirut IRC Network. The Beirut IRC Network cares about it's users! Have fun ;)
That would be everything you will see on this page regarding the new Beirut IRCu features in few words. If you are interested and want to know how the modes work, how the features are implemented then go ahead and read the source, it is an open source. I hope this document was useful to you. For any mistakes, typos, bad grammar, feel free to contact us immediately. Actually, please do it :) Above everything, have fun on the Beirut IRC Network. if you have any suggestion mail us at routing@beirut.com .

 
 
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