PTNet offers some services that can be useful. To take full advantage
of these services I advise you to read this FAQ. This may also help
you solving some problems.
Whenever I join PTNet a new query window opens!
That's just an automatic welcoming message from PTNet.
My nick changes to GuestXXXXXX after some time!
This happens because you're using a registered nick. PTNet
has a cool Nickserv option that enables nick registration.
If the nick was registered by you, simply identify yourself
- /nickserv identify password
How do I register my nick?
This is quite easy to do. First choose an un-registered nick.
You'll know that you've chosen an un-registered nick if no
red text appears after your choice. After that simply type
- /nickserv register password
I've done all that but I still can't identify myself!
Some IRC clients (like BitchX) do not support these features.
That can be fixed by adding "/quote" before these instructions
(like I'm demonstrating below).
- /quote nickserv identify password
- /quote nickserv register password
What's this Memoserv thing I've been hearing about?
This is a cool service provided by PTNet. With it you can
send and receive Memos through IRC. To use it you and the
person receiving the memo must have registered nicks. To
send a message all you need to do is type:
To list your new memos just type
There are two ways to read a memo. You can either read
the last one you've received or choose a previous one
- /memoserv send [nick] [message]
- /memoserv read last
- /memoserv read [memonumber]
Why can't I DCC send an INI or EXE file?
Due to the increasing amount of trojans and virus sent
by IRC, PTNet has blocked the transfer of the following
file types: INI, EXE, BAT and COM. If you really need to
send such a file, change its extension or ZIP it. If you're
receiving a file with this extension, take caution. If you
don't trust the person sending the file, DON'T ACCEPT IT!