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hackint is a communication network for the hacker community of the world. hackint did evolve from the merger of the AFnet irc network and irc.2600.net in early 2007. The bigger part of 2600.net has split away in April 2008.
We support full encryption of communication. All server communication is encrypted. Clients can establish SSL connections to servers. Clients connected via SSL get a special flag set, so they can join +S (SSL only) channels.
It means that #foo (or whatever channel you are trying to join) has the +S flag set. Channels with the +S flag set can be joined only by clients connected to a server via SSL. Just terminate your connection and re-connect using SSL. In irssi, simply do /server -ssl irc.hackint.eu
If you are unable to connect to the hackint IRC network, check the error message you get when you try to connect. If you were k-lined (banned from the network), you have most likely violated the network's rules. In the error message you should find a reason and an email address you can use to get in contact with us to remedy the situation. If the k-line duration is a short one (one day or less), then maybe there is no email address given and you just have to wait for the k-line to expire.
A common reason to get banned from the network is by using an open proxy to connect. Your own host may act as an open proxy if it was infected by malicious software. Please check http://www.dronebl.org/ to see if you are blacklisted.
Also note that spam is off-topic on hackint. If you spam, you may well find yourself banned from the network.
Yes. To register your nickname, enter /msg nickserv help register and follow the instructions. To register your channel, you first have to register your nickname (or identify, if you already registered your nick). Then, enter /msg chanserv help register and follow the instructions.
We recommend using irssi. Irssi is a very lightweight client written in C, running in a console (which means you can use screen to keep it running on a server).
If you prefer a graphical client, you may want to try opera, chatzilla, xchat or mIRC. Not all of these support SSL by default, though.
If kicking/banning the spammers does not solve your problem, talk to us in #hackint, and we will set the greasel on them.
You are welcome to create any kind of channel, as long as it does not violate German, French and/or US law (three countries in which you will find hackint servers). Your channel does not have to be related to hacking.
Probably not. We provide NickServ and ChanServ to protect your nickname(s) and channels. It is virtually impossible to take over nicks and/or channels that are registered. Please consult NickServ's and ChanServ's help facilities for more information or ask the staff in #hackint for help on how to use them.
They do, after 365 days of inactivity, but may be dropped earlier upon request. See the answer to the next question.
Nicks expire after 365 days of inactivity. However, if a nick has not been used for a while, we might to decide to drop it earlier based on various non-disclosed factors. Just join #hackint and ask. Note that nicks will never be dropped if unused for 12 weeks or less.
This does not apply to nicknames registered through our webchat. Nicks registered using the webchat may be dropped after 60 days of inactivity.
Join #hackint and state your problem. Pray take note that we are not always online; it may take a while (several hours) until you get a response. When you state your problem, please make sure you include as many details as possible.
You may also use MemoServ to leave a message for an IRC operator. IRC operators are voiced or opped in #hackint.
You cannot. Since hybrid and ratbox are somewhat incompatible in that respect, we are unable to manage vhosts via services right now. If you want anonymity, use tor with our hidden tor node irc://w4a6ssearu46yphm.onion:6697
Join #hackint and ask your question there. We're not always online; it may take a while (several hours) until you get an answer. If you disconnect in the meantime, and asked an illuminating question, chances are the answer will appear on this page.
Pray take note that #hackint is a channel dedicated to irc support. Our social channel is #ccc.
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