ircd-seven-1.0.1 - Atheme IRC Services
Freenode NickServ Commands
Atheme IRC Services
NickServ allows users to 'register' a nickname, and stop
others from using that nick. NickServ allows the owner of a
nickname to disconnect a user from the network that is using
For more information on a command, type:
/msg NickServ help <command>
For a verbose listing of all commands, type:
/msg NickServ help commands
Displays contextual help information.
HELP displays help information on all
commands in services.
Syntax: HELP <command> [parameters]
/msg NickServ HELP REGISTER
/msg NickServ HELP SET PASSWORD
Registers a nickname.
This will register your current nickname with NickServ.
This will allow you to assert some form of identity on
the network and to be added to access lists. Furthermore,
NickServ will warn users using your nick without
identifying and allow you to kill ghosts.
The password is a case-sensitive password that you make
up. Please write down or memorize your password! You
will need it later to change settings.
You may be required to confirm the email address. To do this,
follow the instructions in the message sent to the email
Syntax: REGISTER <password> <email-address>
/msg NickServ REGISTER bar firstname.lastname@example.org
Identifies to services for a nickname.
IDENTIFY identifies you with services so that you
can perform general maintenance and commands that
require you to be logged in.
Syntax: IDENTIFY <password>
You can also identify for another nick than you
are currently using.
Syntax: IDENTIFY <nick> <password>
/msg NickServ IDENTIFY foo
/msg NickServ IDENTIFY jilles foo
Drops an account registration.
Using this command makes NickServ remove your account
and stop watching your nick(s), If a nick is dropped,
anyone else can register it. You will also lose all
your channel access and memos. You must use the
NickServ IDENTIFY command before doing this.
When dropping and re-registering an account during a
netsplit, users on the other side of the split may later
be recognized as the new account.
Syntax: DROP <nickname> <password>
/msg NickServ DROP foo bar
Displays parsable session information.
ACC returns parsable information about a user's
login status. Note that on many networks, /whois
shows similar information faster and more reliably.
The answer is in the form <nick> ACC <digit>:
0 - account or user does not exist
1 - account exists but user is not logged in
2 - user is not logged in but recognized
3 - user is logged in
If the account is omitted the user's nick is used.
Account * means the account the user is logged in with.
Syntax: ACC <nick>
Syntax: ACC <nick> <account>
Syntax: ACC <nick> *
/msg NickServ ACC jilles *
Sets various control flags.
SET allows you to set various control flags
for nicknames that change the way certain
operations are performed on them.
The following subcommands are available:
SET EMAIL changes the e-mail address associated with an account. The e-mail address is used for password retrieval.
You may be required to confirm the new
e-mail address. To confirm the address,
follow the instructions in the message
sent to the new address.
Syntax: SET EMAIL <new address>
/msg NickServ SET EMAIL email@example.com
This will forward memos sent to your account to the email address listed on your registration.
Syntax: SET EMAILMEMOS [ON|OFF]
/msg NickServ SET EMAILMEMOS ON
SET HIDEMAIL prevents an account's e-mail address from being shown to other users.
Syntax: SET HIDEMAIL ON|OFF
/msg NickServ SET HIDEMAIL ON
This prevents people from being able to send you a memo. If you do not want to receive memos, you can just turn them off for your nick.
Syntax: SET NOMEMO ON|OFF
/msg NickServ SET NOMEMO ON
SET NOOP prevents services from automatically opping you in channels you have access in.
You can choose to op/voice yourself by using the OP and VOICE commands.
Syntax: SET NOOP ON|OFF
/msg NickServ SET NOOP ON
SET NEVEROP prevents others from adding you to
channel access lists.
Syntax: SET NEVEROP ON|OFF
/msg NickServ SET NEVEROP ON
SET PASSWORD changes the password of an account.
Syntax: SET PASSWORD <new password>
/msg NickServ SET PASSWORD swordfish
SET PROPERTY manipulates metadata associated with an account.
To delete a metadata entry, specify
the name and leave the value blank.
Syntax: SET PROPERTY <name> [value]
/msg NickServ SET PROPERTY URL http://www.example.com/~jay/
/msg NickServ SET PROPERTY SIGN Pisces
/msg NickServ SET PROPERTY ICQ
SET ACCOUNTNAME allows you to change your account name to any nick registered to your account.
Your account name is used in various places as a name for you.
Syntax: SET ACCOUNTNAME <nick>
SET PRIVATE hides various information about your account from other users.
SET PRIVATE ON automatically enables HIDEMAIL too.
Syntax: SET PRIVATE ON|OFF
/msg NickServ SET PRIVATE ON
SET ENFORCE allows you to enable more protection for all nicknames registered to your account.
This will automatically change the nick of someone
who attempts to use it without identifying in time,
and temporarily block its use, which can be
removed at your discretion. See help on RELEASE.
Syntax: SET ENFORCE ON|OFF
Displays a user's metadata.
The taxonomy command lists metadata information associated
with registered users.
/msg NickServ TAXONOMY foo
Releases a services enforcer.
RELEASE removes an enforcer for your nick or
changes the nick of a user that is using your
Enforcers are created when someone uses your
nick without identifying and prevent all use
If you are logged in to the nick, you need not specify
a password, otherwise you have to.
Syntax: RELEASE <nick> [password]
/msg NickServ RELEASE smith sesame
Reclaims use of a nickname.
GHOST disconnects an old user session, or somebody
attempting to use your nickname without authorization.
If you are logged in to the nick's account, you need
not specify a password, otherwise you have to.
Syntax: GHOST <nick> [password]
/msg NickServ GHOST foo bar
Displays information on registrations.
INFO displays account information such as
registration time, flags, and other details.
Additionally it will display registration
and last seen time of the nick you give.
You can query the nick a user is logged in as
by specifying an equals sign followed by their
nick. This '=' convention works with most commands.
Syntax: INFO <nickname>
Syntax: INFO =<online user>
/msg NickServ INFO w00t
Shows information about the registered nick w00t.
/msg NickServ INFO =w00tie[home]
Shows information about the registered nick the user
w00tie[home] is logged in as.
Adds a nickname to your account.
GROUP registers your current nickname to your account.
This means that NickServ protects this nickname the
same way as it protects your account name. Most
services commands will accept the new nickname as
an alias for your account name.
Please note that grouped nicks expire separately
from accounts. To prevent this, you must use them.
Otherwise, all properties of the account are shared
among all nicks registered to it.
/msg NickServ IDENTIFY OldNick SecretPassword
/msg NickServ GROUP
Removes a nickname from your account.
UNGROUP unregisters the given nickname from your
account. The nickname will be available for others to
register. This will not affect your channel access
If you do not specify a nickname, your current
nickname will be ungrouped. You cannot ungroup
your account name.
Syntax: UNGROUP [nickname]
/msg NickServ UNGROUP SomeNick
Lists channels that you have access to.
LISTCHANS shows the channels that you have access
to, including those that you own.
AKICKs and host-based access are not shown.
/msg NickServ LISTCHANS
Changes a password using an authcode.
SETPASS allows you to set a new password
using a key emailed to you. The key is
valid for one time only, and also becomes
invalid if you identify with your old password.
To set a new password if you know the current
password, use SET PASSWORD instead of SETPASS.
Syntax: SETPASS <nickname> <key> <password>
Verifies an account registration.
VERIFY confirms a change associated with
your account registration.
Syntax: VERIFY <operation> <nickname> <key>
/msg NickServ VERIFY REGISTER jenny 161803399
/msg NickServ VERIFY EMAILCHG Aeriana 271828183
Logs your services session out.
LOGOUT logs you out of the account
that you are currently logged into.
/msg NickServ LOGOUT
Displays session information.
STATUS returns information about your current
state. It will show information about your
nickname, IRC operator, and SRA status.
/msg NickServ STATUS
Changes and shows your nickname access list.
ACCESS maintains a list of user@host masks from where
NickServ will recognize you, so it will not prompt you to
change nick or identify. Preventing expiry, getting
channel access or editing nickname settings still
requires identification, however.
Access list entries can use hostnames with optional
wildcards, IP addresses and CIDR masks. There are
restrictions on how much you can wildcard. If you omit
the mask, NickServ will attempt to generate one matching
your current connection.
Syntax: ACCESS LIST
Syntax: ACCESS ADD [mask]
Syntax: ACCESS DEL <mask>
/msg NickServ ACCESS LIST
/msg NickServ ACCESS ADD firstname.lastname@example.org
/msg NickServ ACCESS ADD email@example.com
/msg NickServ ACCESS ADD firstname.lastname@example.org/24
/msg NickServ ACCESS DEL *someone@*.area.old.example.net
Lists accounts registered to your e-mail address.
LISTOWNMAIL shows accounts registered to
your account's e-mail address.
/msg NickServ LISTOWNMAIL
Sets an account as being on vacation.
VACATION extends the expiration time for your
account and nicknames (but not your channels)
to three times the usual value. You can only
do this if your account is registered long
Vacation mode is disabled automatically the
next time you identify to NickServ.
/msg NickServ VACATION