Login-on-Connect (LoC) is a feature that allows you to login to your N account before you're introduced to the network. It'll automatically hide your host before other users can see you, and allow you to bypass any DNSBL scans (useful for users of some ISPs).
You'll need a DareNET N account. You can get one here, if you don't already have one.
Login-on-connect uses the server password feature built into most IRC clients, All you have to do is put your login information in the server password box, as shown below:
That is, your username and password should be separated by either a colon or space.
For example, if my username is NiTeMaRe, and my password is ApPlEsAuCe, I'd put the following into the password box:
Now, whenever I connect to DareNET, I should see a message like the following:
*** Attempting service login... *** Service login successful *** Last account login 2 minutes and 7 seconds ago at this host: nick!user@host [0 failed login attempts since last login] Welcome to the DareNET IRC Network, ...
If your login is rejected, the server will still proceed with the connection but you will not be logged in. You can force the server to disconnect you if login-on-connect fails for any reason by prefixing your username with an exclamation mark.
/server irc.darenet.org:6667 !username:password
If the server you're connecting to requires a password (not common for most users), you should format your login information as follows:
If the Login-on-Connect feature isn't working for you due to an error, you'll receive a message indicating why. For example:
*** Attempting service login... *** Service login failed (Invalid username/password)
Possible error messages:
If you're still unable to solve these problems on your own, stop by #help for assistance.