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|| Network owner || [[User:FastLizard4|FastLizard4]]
 
|| Network owner || [[User:FastLizard4|FastLizard4]]
 
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|| Total number of opers || 6
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|| Total number of network staff (AKA "opers") || 6
 
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|| List of opers (value in parentheses is the user's oper type): ||
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|| Network staff (value in parentheses is the user's oper class): ||
 
*[[User:Dr. Pain 99|DoctorPain99]] (RingLord)
 
*[[User:Dr. Pain 99|DoctorPain99]] (RingLord)
 
*[[User:FastLizard4|FastLizard4]] (TimeLord)
 
*[[User:FastLizard4|FastLizard4]] (TimeLord)
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|| IRC oper classes, from least to most powerful || Lord, RingLord, SithLord, TimeLord -->
 
|| IRC oper classes, from least to most powerful || Lord, RingLord, SithLord, TimeLord -->
 
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|| IRC daemon || InspIRCd
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|| IRC daemon || InspIRCd, running Atheme services
 
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|| Services || Atheme
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|| Nickname ownership policy || You own your nickname.  None of that AuthServ nonsense.
 
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|| Nickname ownership policy || You own your nickname
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|| Total number of (user-accessible) servers || 2
 
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|| Total number of servers || 2
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|| Primary channels || Lobby: #lizardirc, help: #help, oper channel: #opers (see also the [[#Primary Channels|primary channel list]])
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|| Number of user-accessible servers || 2
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|| Number of user-inaccessible servers || 0 (not including 1 pseudo-server)
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|| Primary channels || Lobby: #lizardirc, oper channel: #opers (see also the [[#Primary Channels|primary channel list]])
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! colspan="2" style="background:#eef;" |
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'''We are accepting server linking applications!  If you are interested in setting up an IRC server of your own and would like assistance and to link up to an active network, or already have a server and would like to link to LizardIRC, see the [[#Linking|linking section below]].'''
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|| Table of Contents for this page || __TOC__
 
|| Table of Contents for this page || __TOC__
 
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|}
  
== Servers ==
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== Rules ==
'''''Note:''' It is recommended that you connect to the IRC network through irc.lizardirc.org rather than explicitly specifying a server to connect to.  This allows for load balancing.''
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These are the LizardIRC network rules.  All users are expected to abide by them.  It's simple stuff.
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#Use common sense.
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#Don't be an asshole.
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#Don't abuse the network.  No spam, flooding, spreading of malicious software, etc.
 +
#No racism, sexism, discrimination based on religion, sexual orientation, favorite text editor, or the like.
 +
#Use common sense and don't be an asshole.
 +
#See 1, 2, and 5.  We really mean it.
 +
#No FSERVEs, warez, software piracy, illegal music distribution, and so forth.
 +
#All users are expected to abide by the laws of the United States of America as well as their own local laws.  When a conflict exists, United States laws take precedence.
 +
#All rules are subject to interpretation by the network staff.
 +
 
 +
'''AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT "FREE SPEECH": https://xkcd.com/1357/'''
 +
 
 +
'''IRC IS A PRIVILEGE, NOT A RIGHT.  WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DENY ANYONE AND EVERYONE ACCESS TO THIS NETWORK FOR ANY REASON.'''
 +
 
 +
'''Your use of LizardIRC constitutes acknowledgement of these rules and your agreement to them.  Violation of these rules may result in your access to LizardIRC being terminated.'''
 +
 
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== Web/cloud IRC clients ==
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The following web/cloud IRC clients are compatible with and recommended for use with LizardIRC:
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*[https://webchat.fastlizard4.org LizardIRC Official Webchat]
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*[https://www.irccloud.com/ IRCCloud]
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*[https://mibbit.com/ Mibbit]
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*[https://kiwiirc.com KiwiIRC]
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But please feel free to use one not listed above!
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== Linking ==
 +
No, we will not link to your IRC network.  However, if you are interested in linking to LizardIRC, we will gladly assist in setting up your server and the linking process.  The first step is to contact [[User:FastLizard4|FastLizard4]] either on LizardIRC or on [[User talk:FastLizard4|his talk page]] (note: for this, you'll need to [[Special:UserLogin|log in or request an account on LizardWiki]]).
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== Oper ==
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Part of the mission of this network is to make network staff less of something to be feared, but more of simply trusted users that have more capabilities than most.  To this end, new network staff are selected randomly by recommendation (from current network staff) to FastLizard4 (or by FastLizard4 himself).
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== Cloaks/vhosts ==
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While we don't support usermode <code>+x</code>, you can get a basic cloak by registering with NickServ, then running the command <code>/quote hs TAKE lizardirc/user/$account</code>.  If you are a registered LizardWiki user, you can request a LizardWiki cloak on [[User:FastLizard4|FastLizard4's talk page]].  If you want a different cloak, see the documentation for HostServ by doing <code>/quote hs HELP</code> and an oper will review your request.
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== Spam Prevention ==
 +
=== DNSBL ===
 +
LizardIRC makes use of the [[w:DNSBL|DNSBL]] ('''d'''omain '''n'''ame '''s'''ystem '''b'''lack'''l'''ist) module in InspIRCd.  When you connect to LizardIRC, your hostname and/or IP address are checked against the blacklist provided by [http://dronebl.org dronebl.org], which maintains an RBLDNS ('''r'''eal-time '''b'''lack'''l'''ist for '''DNS''') database of spammers, known botnets, etc.  If you are listed in the dronebl DNSBL, you will be automatically Z:lined (i.e., globally banned) from connecting to the server for a period of time.  If you are banned because you are listed on the DNSBL, you have two courses of action:
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#Use the link that is automatically provided when you were Z:lined to request removal from the blacklist, and/or:
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#Email the LizardIRC admins at [http://www.google.com/recaptcha/mailhide/d?k=01us8A2JXx7FkUo16ANXbKDg==&c=9cugY1Pd_5cUUhG4V5GeFOyU6RFuhXPJKYnga1pVHl4= (click here to expose email address)], who can set a E:line (i.e., ban exemption) for you.
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If you were banned by the DNSBL system because you use Tor or run a Tor exit node, please connect to LizardIRC using our Tor hidden service.  See [[/tor|here]] for more info.
 +
 
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=== Open Proxy Scanner ===
 +
LizardIRC makes use of the BOPM open proxy scanner and all connecting users are scanned for open proxies.  If you are found to be running one, you will automatically be banned from connecting.  The scans originate from 96.126.96.9 and are ''not an attack on your computer'', though they may appear to be so to an improperly configured antivirus scanner or in your logs.  Your usage of LizardIRC constitutes your acknowledgement of this policy and your consent to be scanned and banned if you are running open proxies.  If you do not wish to be scanned for open proxies, your usage of LizardIRC is unauthorized and you may not connect to the network.  If there is some extenuating reason why you ''must'' use an open proxy, please send an email to the LizardIRC admins at [http://www.google.com/recaptcha/mailhide/d?k=01us8A2JXx7FkUo16ANXbKDg==&c=9cugY1Pd_5cUUhG4V5GeFOyU6RFuhXPJKYnga1pVHl4= (click here to expose email address)].
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=== Spam Filter ===
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LizardIRC supports the use of spamfilters in the form of Perl-compatible regexes.  Depending on the type of spam being blocked by the regex, the action taken by the spamfilter may be to merely prevent the message from being sent, killing the offending client, or G:lining the offending client.  The spam filter may apply to any combination of messages or notices to users or channels, part messages, and/or quit messages.
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If you are hit by a spamfilter and your message is blocked or you are killed, you can request help from an oper in #lizardirc.  If you trip a spamfilter and are G:lined, you must wait some time for the G:line to expire (which varies from filter to filter), or send an email to the LizardIRC admins  at [http://www.google.com/recaptcha/mailhide/d?k=01us8A2JXx7FkUo16ANXbKDg==&c=9cugY1Pd_5cUUhG4V5GeFOyU6RFuhXPJKYnga1pVHl4= (click here to expose email address)].
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== Primary Channels ==
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* '''[irc://irc.lizardirc.org/lizardirc #lizardirc] - The lobby for the network, if you will.  The network's main channel.  IRC relays for LizardNet Minecraft servers [[Minecraft servers/s2|s2]] and [[Minecraft servers/s2.5|s2.5]].'''
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* '''[irc://irc.lizardirc.org/help #help] -  Network help and support channel.  Have a question about LizardIRC?  Need help creating a channel?  Problem user you think should be banned from the network?  Ask in here!  (Network staff are present in this channel, and have operator status within.)
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* [irc://irc.lizardirc.org/Metroid #Metroid] - The official unofficial Metroid chatroom!  Please remember to read the [[/Metroid|#Metroid channel rules and info]] before joining.
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* [irc://irc.lizardirc.org/devops #devops] - LizardNet Development and Operations.  Official LizardNet support channel and home of the Gerrit Code Review and LizardNet Continuous Integration bots.
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* [irc://irc.lizardirc.org/devops-icingaspam #devops-icingaspam] - Home of the LizardNet Systems Status bot.
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* [irc://irc.lizardirc.org/opers #opers] - The opers channel (joining is restricted to opers).  All server notices are echoed here.  Joining this channel upon successful /oper is automatic.
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== Server list ==
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'''''Note:''' It is recommended that you connect to the IRC network through irc.lizardirc.org rather than explicitly specifying a server to connect to.  This allows for load balancing.  If you'd like to force an IPv4 connection, connect to ipv4.irc.lizardirc.org, and likewise for IPv6, ipv6.irc.lizardirc.org.  All servers support SSL on port 6697, at least.''
  
 
=== User Accessible ===
 
=== User Accessible ===
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|| ''Notes'' || This server doesn't really exist.  Atheme services merely appear to InspIRCd as a server.
 
|| ''Notes'' || This server doesn't really exist.  Atheme services merely appear to InspIRCd as a server.
 
|}
 
|}
 
== Quick Connection ==
 
'''Just click below:'''
 
*[irc://irc.lizardirc.org Connect Now!]
 
 
== Rules ==
 
General rules:
 
#Use common sense.
 
#No flooding or spam.
 
#No network abuse - network use is logged
 
#No abusing other users
 
#No racism
 
#Bots are allowed, but MUST use usermode +B and SHOULD identify to services
 
#Bots must follow the same rules as humans
 
#Distribution of illegal and/or malicious software, or illegal distribution of copyrighted software (including, but not limited to, viruses, Trojan horses, warez, illegal game ROMs) is strictly forbidden.
 
#Just because this is the last rule listed here doesn't mean that there aren't more rules.  Use common sense, don't do anything stupid, and, when in doubt, ask someone.
 
 
'''IRC IS A PRIVILEGE, NOT A RIGHT.  WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DENY ACCESS TO THIS NETWORK FOR ANY REASON.'''
 
 
'''Your use of LizardIRC constitutes acknowledgement of these rules and your agreement to them.  Violation of these rules may result in your access to LizardIRC being terminated.'''
 
 
== Web/cloud IRC clients ==
 
The following web/cloud IRC clients are approved for use with LizardIRC:
 
*[https://webchat.fastlizard4.org LizardIRC Official Webchat]
 
*[https://www.irccloud.com/ IRCCloud]
 
*[https://mibbit.com/ Mibbit]
 
*[https://kiwiirc.com KiwiIRC]
 
 
Note that an "approved" web/cloud IRC client is simply one that has been explicitly allowed in the LizardIRC configuration and/or have been configured with the web/cloud IRC client operator to provide additional data to LizardIRC.  Please feel free to use a web/cloud IRC client not listed above!
 
 
== Linking ==
 
No, we will not link to your IRC network.  However, if you are interested in linking to LizardIRC, we will gladly assist in setting up your server and the linking process.  The first step is to contact [[User:FastLizard4|FastLizard4]] either on LizardIRC or on [[User talk:FastLizard4|his talk page]] (note: for this, you'll need to [[Special:UserLogin|log in or request an account on LizardWiki]]).
 
 
== Oper ==
 
Generally, only users that [[User:FastLizard4|FastLizard4]] knows will get oper.  Generally, it will be offered to you, but it doesn't hurt to ask.
 
 
== Cloaks/vhosts ==
 
While we don't support usermode <code>+x</code>, you can get a basic cloak by registering with NickServ, then running the command <code>/quote hs TAKE lizardirc/user/$account</code>.  If you are a registered LizardWiki user, you can request a LizardWiki cloak on [[User:FastLizard4|FastLizard4's talk page]].  If you want a different cloak, see the documentation for HostServ by doing <code>/quote hs HELP</code> and an oper will review your request.
 
 
== Spam Prevention ==
 
=== DNSBL ===
 
LizardIRC makes use of the [[w:DNSBL|DNSBL]] ('''d'''omain '''n'''ame '''s'''ystem '''b'''lack'''l'''ist) module in InspIRCd.  When you connect to LizardIRC, your hostname and/or IP address are checked against the blacklist provided by [http://dronebl.org dronebl.org], which maintains an RBLDNS ('''r'''eal-time '''b'''lack'''l'''ist for '''DNS''') database of spammers, known botnets, etc.  If you are listed in the dronebl DNSBL, you will be automatically Z:lined (i.e., globally banned) from connecting to the server for a period of time.  If you are banned because you are listed on the DNSBL, you have two courses of action:
 
#Use the link that is automatically provided when you were Z:lined to request removal from the blacklist, and/or:
 
#Email the LizardIRC admins at [http://www.google.com/recaptcha/mailhide/d?k=01us8A2JXx7FkUo16ANXbKDg==&c=9cugY1Pd_5cUUhG4V5GeFOyU6RFuhXPJKYnga1pVHl4= (click here to expose email address)], who can set a E:line (i.e., ban exemption) for you.
 
 
=== Open Proxy Scanner ===
 
LizardIRC makes use of the BOPM open proxy scanner and all connecting users are scanned for open proxies.  If you are found to be running one, you will automatically be banned from connecting.  The scans originate from 96.126.96.9 and are ''not an attack on your computer'', though they may appear to be so to an improperly configured antivirus scanner or in your logs.  Your usage of LizardIRC constitutes your acknowledgement of this policy and your consent to be scanned and banned if you are running open proxies.  If you do not wish to be scanned for open proxies, your usage of LizardIRC is unauthorized and you may not connect to the network.  If there is some extenuating reason why you ''must'' use an open proxy, please send an email to the LizardIRC admins at [http://www.google.com/recaptcha/mailhide/d?k=01us8A2JXx7FkUo16ANXbKDg==&c=9cugY1Pd_5cUUhG4V5GeFOyU6RFuhXPJKYnga1pVHl4= (click here to expose email address)].
 
 
=== Spam Filter ===
 
LizardIRC supports the use of spamfilters in the form of Perl-compatible regexes.  Depending on the type of spam being blocked by the regex, the action taken by the spamfilter may be to merely prevent the message from being sent, killing the offending client, or G:lining the offending client.  The spam filter may apply to any combination of messages or notices to users or channels, part messages, and/or quit messages.
 
 
If you are hit by a spamfilter and your message is blocked or you are killed, you can request help from an oper in #lizardirc.  If you trip a spamfilter and are G:lined, you must wait some time for the G:line to expire (which varies from filter to filter), or send an email to the LizardIRC admins  at [http://www.google.com/recaptcha/mailhide/d?k=01us8A2JXx7FkUo16ANXbKDg==&c=9cugY1Pd_5cUUhG4V5GeFOyU6RFuhXPJKYnga1pVHl4= (click here to expose email address)].
 
 
== Primary Channels ==
 
* '''[irc://irc.lizardirc.org/lizardirc #lizardirc] - The lobby for the network, if you will.  The network's main channel.  IRC relays for LizardNet Minecraft servers [[Minecraft servers/s2|s2]] and [[Minecraft servers/s2.5|s2.5]].'''
 
* '''[irc://irc.lizardirc.org/help #help] -  Network help and support channel.  Have a question about LizardIRC?  Need help creating a channel?  Problem user you think should be banned from the network?  Ask in here!  (Network staff are present in this channel, and have operator status within.)
 
* [irc://irc.lizardirc.org/Metroid #Metroid] - The official unofficial Metroid chatroom!  Please remember to read the [[/Metroid|#Metroid channel rules and info]] before joining.
 
* [irc://irc.lizardirc.org/devops #devops] - LizardNet Development and Operations.  Official LizardNet support channel and home of the Gerrit Code Review and LizardNet Continuous Integration bots.
 
* [irc://irc.lizardirc.org/devops-icingaspam #devops-icingaspam] - Home of the LizardNet Systems Status bot.
 
* [irc://irc.lizardirc.org/opers #opers] - The opers channel (joining is restricted to opers).  All server notices are echoed here.  Joining this channel upon successful /oper is automatic.
 

Revision as of 10:45, 19 May 2014

LizardIRC is FastLizard4's IRC network. Provided that you don't break our rules, you are welcome to use it for whatever you need! Just select a server to connect to from the list below.

Rules

These are the LizardIRC network rules. All users are expected to abide by them. It's simple stuff.

  1. Use common sense.
  2. Don't be an asshole.
  3. Don't abuse the network. No spam, flooding, spreading of malicious software, etc.
  4. No racism, sexism, discrimination based on religion, sexual orientation, favorite text editor, or the like.
  5. Use common sense and don't be an asshole.
  6. See 1, 2, and 5. We really mean it.
  7. No FSERVEs, warez, software piracy, illegal music distribution, and so forth.
  8. All users are expected to abide by the laws of the United States of America as well as their own local laws. When a conflict exists, United States laws take precedence.
  9. All rules are subject to interpretation by the network staff.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT "FREE SPEECH": https://xkcd.com/1357/

IRC IS A PRIVILEGE, NOT A RIGHT. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DENY ANYONE AND EVERYONE ACCESS TO THIS NETWORK FOR ANY REASON.

Your use of LizardIRC constitutes acknowledgement of these rules and your agreement to them. Violation of these rules may result in your access to LizardIRC being terminated.

Web/cloud IRC clients

The following web/cloud IRC clients are compatible with and recommended for use with LizardIRC:

But please feel free to use one not listed above!

Linking

No, we will not link to your IRC network. However, if you are interested in linking to LizardIRC, we will gladly assist in setting up your server and the linking process. The first step is to contact FastLizard4 either on LizardIRC or on his talk page (note: for this, you'll need to log in or request an account on LizardWiki).

Oper

Part of the mission of this network is to make network staff less of something to be feared, but more of simply trusted users that have more capabilities than most. To this end, new network staff are selected randomly by recommendation (from current network staff) to FastLizard4 (or by FastLizard4 himself).

Cloaks/vhosts

While we don't support usermode +x, you can get a basic cloak by registering with NickServ, then running the command /quote hs TAKE lizardirc/user/$account. If you are a registered LizardWiki user, you can request a LizardWiki cloak on FastLizard4's talk page. If you want a different cloak, see the documentation for HostServ by doing /quote hs HELP and an oper will review your request.

Spam Prevention

DNSBL

LizardIRC makes use of the DNSBL (domain name system blacklist) module in InspIRCd. When you connect to LizardIRC, your hostname and/or IP address are checked against the blacklist provided by dronebl.org, which maintains an RBLDNS (real-time blacklist for DNS) database of spammers, known botnets, etc. If you are listed in the dronebl DNSBL, you will be automatically Z:lined (i.e., globally banned) from connecting to the server for a period of time. If you are banned because you are listed on the DNSBL, you have two courses of action:

  1. Use the link that is automatically provided when you were Z:lined to request removal from the blacklist, and/or:
  2. Email the LizardIRC admins at (click here to expose email address), who can set a E:line (i.e., ban exemption) for you.

If you were banned by the DNSBL system because you use Tor or run a Tor exit node, please connect to LizardIRC using our Tor hidden service. See here for more info.

Open Proxy Scanner

LizardIRC makes use of the BOPM open proxy scanner and all connecting users are scanned for open proxies. If you are found to be running one, you will automatically be banned from connecting. The scans originate from 96.126.96.9 and are not an attack on your computer, though they may appear to be so to an improperly configured antivirus scanner or in your logs. Your usage of LizardIRC constitutes your acknowledgement of this policy and your consent to be scanned and banned if you are running open proxies. If you do not wish to be scanned for open proxies, your usage of LizardIRC is unauthorized and you may not connect to the network. If there is some extenuating reason why you must use an open proxy, please send an email to the LizardIRC admins at (click here to expose email address).

Spam Filter

LizardIRC supports the use of spamfilters in the form of Perl-compatible regexes. Depending on the type of spam being blocked by the regex, the action taken by the spamfilter may be to merely prevent the message from being sent, killing the offending client, or G:lining the offending client. The spam filter may apply to any combination of messages or notices to users or channels, part messages, and/or quit messages.

If you are hit by a spamfilter and your message is blocked or you are killed, you can request help from an oper in #lizardirc. If you trip a spamfilter and are G:lined, you must wait some time for the G:line to expire (which varies from filter to filter), or send an email to the LizardIRC admins at (click here to expose email address).

Primary Channels

  • #lizardirc - The lobby for the network, if you will. The network's main channel. IRC relays for LizardNet Minecraft servers s2 and s2.5.
  • #help - Network help and support channel. Have a question about LizardIRC? Need help creating a channel? Problem user you think should be banned from the network? Ask in here! (Network staff are present in this channel, and have operator status within.)
  • #Metroid - The official unofficial Metroid chatroom! Please remember to read the #Metroid channel rules and info before joining.
  • #devops - LizardNet Development and Operations. Official LizardNet support channel and home of the Gerrit Code Review and LizardNet Continuous Integration bots.
  • #devops-icingaspam - Home of the LizardNet Systems Status bot.
  • #opers - The opers channel (joining is restricted to opers). All server notices are echoed here. Joining this channel upon successful /oper is automatic.

Server list

Note: It is recommended that you connect to the IRC network through irc.lizardirc.org rather than explicitly specifying a server to connect to. This allows for load balancing. If you'd like to force an IPv4 connection, connect to ipv4.irc.lizardirc.org, and likewise for IPv6, ipv6.irc.lizardirc.org. All servers support SSL on port 6697, at least.

User Accessible

These are the servers users can connect to:

Inaccessible

Users cannot access these servers, either by configuration or because they aren't really servers (pseudo-servers).