How do I change My Password On My BNC/Shell/IRCD Account?
At the prompt on your shell account, type "passwd". If you would
rather have MacroShell generate a random password for you, or if
you've forgotten your password and need to be assigned a new one,
send an e-mail to email@example.com
How long does it take to setup/transfer a domain?
All setup/transfer procedures on MacroShell's end
within 24 hours, however, your registrar may require
24 - 72 hours to
complete their modifications.
What are Macroshell's Nameservers?
NS1.Macroshell.com & NS2.Macroshell.com
How do I access IRC via my MacroShell account?
From your shell prompt you can type, "irc",
"ircII", or "BitchX".
there is another IRC program that you would like to
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll try to locate and
IRC program for you.
Q) How do I kill background processes?
From the shell prompt, type "ps x".
This shows what background
processes are running under your name along with their
corresponding Process ID number (PID). To terminate
process under your name, type "kill -9 PID#",
where "PID#" is the
number located to the right of the process listed in
the "ps x".
Q) How long does it take to process a new account?
Accounts are normally processed within 12 hours of confirmed
Q) What EFNET servers should I run my bots on?
Bots can only be run off of bot allowing
servers. You should always
check a server MOTD before having a bot connect to it.
in constant contact with various IRC admins and is always
obtain new I-lines to increase the number of servers
our bots are
Q) What is my E-mail address that came with my Shell
Your default E-mail address with Macroshell is
email@example.com . If your username
on the shellbox is Jsmith, your
E-mail address will be firstname.lastname@example.org
Q) What operating system does MacroShell use?
MacroShell uses FreeBSD on all of it's servers.
Q) How can I receive my e-mail from my shell account?
From the shell prompt type "pine". For POP3
access ( so you can
check your mail via Outlook Express, Netscape Mail,
etc. ) You'll need to
use your shell username/password, and mail.macroshell.net
as the incoming
mailserver. The outgoing mailserver is provided to you
by your current
What virtual hosts can I use?
You and your bots can use any of MacroShell's preset
hosts, or you can create your own virtual hosts by clicking
getting in contact with a systems administrator.
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I go now?
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