[ircd-ratbox] Getting operator{} to work

William Pitcock nenolod at nenolod.net
Mon Aug 27 19:10:29 UTC 2007

Didrik Madheden wrote:
> I'm setting up a simple IRC server and it's been working udring my
> testing except for one thing: I can't get operator{} to work. I'm
> probably missing something obvious here, but I'm not seeing what,
> so...
> Here is my operator section in ircd.conf: (Without comments)
> operator "<username>" {
>         user = "*@";
>         password = "<password>";
>         flags = global_kill, remote, kline, unkline, gline,
>                 die, rehash, admin, xline, operwall, ~encrypted;
> };
> I connect from irssi with this command:
> /connect 6667 <password>
> I've tried with or without ~encrypted, (Using the hash from mkpasswd
> when trying without  encrypted) without change. What am I missing? Do
> I need anything besides of the operator{} section?
> I think one important thing here is what <username> actually stands
> for here. Login name? Identd response? Do I need a corresponding auth
> section for the operator? Any suggestions as to how it should look?
> /Didrik Madheden
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You don't oper up by passing a server password. Those are for i:lines.

Instead you should do: /oper <username> <password>.

- nenolod

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