Iwx

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What does +iwx mean?

Every time I connect, I see this:

+++ YourNick set to mode +iwx
* YourNick sets mode: +iwx

And other variations on the theme.

This is the default mode applied to every user on connect to the irc.mibbit.net network.

Other networks may have slightly different defaults.

Mode +i

User mode +i means, that the channels you are in, are "invisible" to other users that issue the /whois YourNick command, under some conditions.

  • If you issue the /whois YourNick command on yourself, you are always listed.
  • If you and the other user are in the same channel, you are always listed.
  • If you are in a different channel that the other user,
    • and if the channel you are in is not channel mode +s then the other user can see that you are in that other channel.
    • and if the channel you are in has channel mode +s then the other user can not see that you are in that other channel.
      • You can issue the command /mode #TheChannel and see if s is in the list. It is Case Sensitive.
      • If you are an OP of that channel, you can issue the command /mode #TheChannel +s and set +s. It is Case Sensitive.
  • If you really want to turn off this privacy protection, you would issue the command /mode YourNick -i.

Mode +w

User mode +w means, that you can see network status messages called wallops. These are messages that the system and/or staff (Opers) considers important, such as a pending service downtime.

  • If you want to turn off this notification, you would issue the command /mode YourNick -w.

Mode +x

User mode +x means, that your IP/Host address is masked so that other users can not get your full IP/Host. This is also called a cloak.

  • If you issue the /whois YourNick command on yourself, your IP/Host is always visiabe.
  • For IP addresses, this is shown as (for example) "287AB38E.50E33866.F91BE320.IP". This is a hash generated by our IRCd, and no user can decode it.
  • For Host names, this is shown as (for example) "mib-11DE075.hst16.fg.comcast.net". This is a hash generated by our IRCd, and no user can decode it.
  • If you really want to turn off this privacy protection, you would issue the command /mode YourNick -x.

References

UnrealIRCD User and Channel modes [1]

UnrealIRCD User and Oper commands [2]