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TheNerD
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Invalid username

Postby TheNerD » Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:13 pm

—› error: Closing Link: 127.0.0.1 (Invalid username [...])


what is a valid username? what do I have to do to make my nick valid?

I am currently using "TheNerD"
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deww
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Postby deww » Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:38 pm

Hostmask:
nickname!username@host.name.or.ip
If you're not using alphanumeric characters there, that could be why you're banned.
TheNerD
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Postby TheNerD » Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:51 pm

wher do I find "hostmask"?
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deww
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Postby deww » Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:28 am

When you /whois yourself, the info you see is your hostmask. If you are using mIRC, the username is probably under Options -> Connect -> IdentD where it says UserID
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Postby munky » Thu Jul 14, 2005 6:47 pm

if there's no ident response, it uses the first portion of the email setting, iirc
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Postby 3903 » Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:21 pm

i have the same problem :

(00:10:37) * Connecting to irc.efnet.net (6667)
(00:10:39) -irc.efnet.net- *** Processing connection to irc.colosolutions.net
(00:10:39) -irc.efnet.net- *** Looking up your hostname...
(00:10:39) -irc.efnet.net- *** Checking Ident
(00:10:39) -irc.efnet.net- *** Found your hostname
(00:10:39) -irc.efnet.net- *** Got Ident response
(00:10:39) Closing Link: 127.0.0.1 (Invalid username [])

my username is majty :/
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Postby Beige » Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:40 pm

The "username" setting varies from one IRC client to another. For example with mIRC, whatever you enter in the "E-mail Address" window before the @ becomes your username on IRC (the mIRC Options window).

(Note: The above is true if there is no accessible identd server on your computer, but this is a different topic, so forget about that for the moment).

If a server is rejecting you for having an "Invalid username", make sure you've entered something in the E-mail Address window (mIRC Options), or the equivalent on the client software you're using (if you're not sure how to do this with your existing client, let us know the client version and I'm sure we can help). It's also a good idea to make sure that these characters are alphanumeric only (a-z or 0-9), since some servers reject more exotic characters (simply because other users will see it, and control characters etc. can cause grief for older terminals)
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Postby 3857 » Mon Oct 23, 2006 3:48 am

you forgot ~ _ - and |
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Postby munky » Mon Oct 23, 2006 2:28 pm

no, he did not forget those, because those are the characters that can cause the problems.
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