i see that ONLY few and ONLY US. servers have something like /QUOTE PASS to connect the network... i think we should add this to all the servers on the network... i bet that will pretty much less the number of clone loaded every day and disturb the channel... and will let a big connection load off the servers from people connecting clones to it.... like i said.. its just an idea... hope someone would say something about it.. and what they thing about this...
First, the "/quote pass..." only occurs for users that don't have their identd enabled (or broken, taking too long to reply, etc.) While it appears many drones have this affliction, it could easily be enabled via scripting (at least when mIRC is the client and no firewall/router is blocking port 113.)
More importantly, if Undernet chose this path, a single line of scripting on the drones (again, at least in the case of mIRC, I don't know about other clients) and the drones will automatically reply with the requested info. I suspect this is already happening in many cases as it seems so many drones have the ~ in front of their userid already and are still present on Undernet.
It's nice to see people are still thinking about ways to reduce this problem, though.