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BitchX (Bad user info)

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:29 pm
by tkz
Hi all, i cant seem to connect to IRC using bitchx, i keep getting "(Bad user info)" then getting disconnected. Does anyone know what im doing wrong?

Any help greatly appreciated.

Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:22 am
by deww
These are some possibilities:

ident too short
realname / gecos too short.

a mix and match of the combination of the above with a short nickname. try adjusting or setting the realname part first.

For example:

then fire up BitchX.

Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:08 pm
by munky
it can also be from illegal characters in your ident

safest idents are [a-zA-Z][a-zA-Z0-9]{2,7} (that's 3-8 alphanumeric characters, with the first character being alphabetical, for you non-regexp speaking folk)