ChanServ allows you to register and control various aspects of channels. ChanServ can often prevent malicious users from "taking over" channels by limiting who is allowed channel operator privileges. Available commands are listed below; to use them, type /msg ChanServ command. For more information on a specific command, type /msg ChanServ HELP command
Note that any channel which is not used for 90 days (i.e. which no user on the channel's access list enters for that period of time) will be automatically dropped.
REGISTER #channel [description]
When you register a channel, you are recorded as the "founder" of the channel. The channel founder is allowed to change all of the channel settings for the channel; ChanServ will also automatically give the founder channel-operator privileges when s/he enters the channel.
See the ACCESS command (/msg ChanServ HELP ACCESS) for information on giving a subset of these privileges to other channel users. NOTICE: In order to register a channel, you must have first registered your nickname.
NickServ allows you to register a nickname and prevent others from using it. The following commands allow for registration and maintenance of nicknames; to use them, type /msg NickServ command. For more information on a specific command, type /msg NickServ HELP command.
REGISTER password email
Registers your nickname in the NickServ database. Once your nick is registered, you can use the SET and ACCESS commands to configure your nick's settings as you like them. Make sure you remember the password you use when registering - you'll need it to make changes to your nick later.
This command also creates a new group for your nickname, that will allow you to register other nicks later sharing the same configuration, the same set of memos, and the same channel privileges.
GROUP [target] [password]
This command makes your nickname join the target nickname's group. The password is the password of the target nickname.
Joining a group will allow you to share your configuration, memos, and channel privileges with all the nicknames in the group, and much more!
A group exists as long as it is useful. This means that even if a nick of the group is dropped, you won't lose the shared things described above, as long as there is at least one nick remaining in the group.
You may be able to use this command even if you have not registered your nick yet. If your nick is already registered, you'll need to identify yourself before using this command.