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mammie
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/msg x is unknown command?

Post by mammie »

hi there
i'm from holland, and english isn't my native tongue, but i'll try to tell you my problem..

when i try to login to X, so that no one can see my host/ip number... i get the message that /msg x.channels (and then some more) is an unknown command.

/msg x@channels.undernet.org login "username" "password"
the answer = X@CHANNELS.UNDERNET.ORG Unknown command

anybody knows what i'm doing wrong??

thanks a lot so far :)

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antk
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Location: Norway/Steinkjer

Post by antk »

hello.You should try /msg x@channels.undernet.org login username password with small letters,NOT big good luck. :)
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mammie
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Post by mammie »

hi

i used small characters... any onther suggestion?

thanks for your answer anyway :)

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xplora
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Location: Hamilton, New Zealand

Post by xplora »

This is a common mirc script/alias problem, check your aliases for one that looks like:

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/msg x@channels.undernet.org login username password

And add something like /somecommand to the front. ie:

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/somecommand msg x@channels.undernet.org login username password


Everyone is often advised to save the command in a script/alias, but not advised how due to the number of available irc client :(
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Etherfast
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Location: Bucharest

Post by Etherfast »

...or just login with //.msg X@channels.undernet.org login username-here $?* , if you're using mIRC.

That will star-up your password field, and will also get rid of that annoying error message.
Etherfast

mammie
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Post by mammie »

thanks for your answers....but it doesn't work.. i don't understand it.
It worked yesterday,when i tried it for the first time...but that was only once.
now it doesn't work anymore? Still the same problem.

hoping for new solutions :)

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sirAndrew
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Location: Romania

Post by sirAndrew »

Can you provide us with more information:

Like what irc client you are using and what version and also to what server do you connect to...as far as i can see it the only problem i see might be either because you are not connected to an undernet server or you connected to an undernet server that is in split....so please provide the info i asked you for and someone might be able to help you.
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RaKouNi
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Location: Athens, Greece

Post by RaKouNi »

the only way to get this -> X@CHANNELS.UNDERNET.ORG Unknown command

is to try to login doing this:

/x@channels.undernet.org login nickname pass

pls recheck if you've added it as an automatic perform line.

the correct way is

/msg x@channels.undernet.org login nickname pass

basically anything one starts with /blabla (where blabla is a nonexistent command) gets an unknown command answer whith BLABLA in capital letters.

gdluck

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xplora
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Location: Hamilton, New Zealand

Post by xplora »

Please recheck my answer above, there is only 1 way for your irc client to try to use x@channels.undernet.org as the command, and thats because of a script or alias set on /msg. this usually happens on mIRC.
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xplora
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Location: Hamilton, New Zealand

Post by xplora »

And to correct others:

...
is to try to login doing this:

/x@channels.undernet.org login nickname pass
...


unless it's in a script, such as a bad alias set on /msg (very bad thing)... see my first answer.

...or just login with //.msg X@channels.undernet.org login username-here $?* , if you're using mIRC.


this doesn't fix the problem, the user still will not be able to use /msg for anything or anyone else :( see my first answer.


Guys the issue is a bad script or alias set, I've seen this hundreds of times, and despite not being a mIRC user, I was the first to discover this mIRC bug. (mIRC started allowing aliases to be set as /somecommand command... instead of /somecommand /command... a few years ago, and thats when the problems started)
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