Answer: Northfire is an IRC network which also offers a custom IRC client to connect to
Question: Must I use the Northfire client to connect to the Northfire network?
Answer: No, you are free to use any IRC client to connect to any of the Northfire network
servers listed below:
irc.northfire.net (Round Robin)
omen.northfire.net - USA
Question: What are some basic IRC commands?
Join a channel by typing "/join #channel".
Change your name by typing "/nick newnnick".
Quit by typing "/quit reason".
Create an action by typing "/me text".
Ignore a person by typing "/ignore nick".
Register your nickname by typing "/ns register YOURPASSWORDHERE YOUREMAILHERE".
Question: Do I need a password to connect to Northfire?
Answer: Yes, when you download Northfire you will be asked to register an account before usage. If you are connecting from any 3rd party client you will be asked to register your nick. After that, everytime you connect to any official channels you will be asked to identify yourself.
Question: Do I have to give my real name when I register?
Answer: No, you are free to remain anonymous. Although, if you plan to become a regular member, we would appreciate your cooperation.
Question: What is NickServ?
Answer: NickServ is the bot which you register and identify your nick(name) with.
Question: How do I use the IPV6 connection?
Answer: You must have an ipv6 address, and just connect like normal, or you can connect on mIRC through an ipv6 connection by typing "/server -6 irc.northfire.net".
Question: What is a Bot?
Answer: Bot is short for robot and it's a service that acts like a person, it accepts input and displays output.
Question: How can I find the entire list of Northfire IRC operators?
Answer: When you connect to our server type "/ircops" to view the list.
Question: What happens if I get banned?
Answer: You are at the mercy of the channel operator who banned you, unless you were banned for Northfire altogether - in that case we can help - contact a staff member to the right by Email.
Question: Can I link my server to the Northfire network?
Answer: Right now we are allowing linking, to link your server come onto the our network, and speak with Link.
Question: Can I donate to Northfire?
Answer: Yes, we are now accepting paypal donations to "firstname.lastname@example.org".