Undernet Acceptable Use Policy
The following document specifies and describes the rules and regulations for acceptable use on the Undernet IRC network.
No faked or altered user@host information;
When connecting to Undernet through a shell or bouncer provider, limit connections to 1 per person. Each person can have a maximum of 1 account/ident/login on that shell/bouncer provider. This will be strictly enforced at 5 connections per IPv4 and 4 connections per IPv6/64. No exceptions will be added;
Limit connections to 3 per User or IPv4/32 for other internet providers. This will be strictly enforced at 5 connections per IPv4/32; 50 connections per IPv4/24; 4 connections per User or IPv6/64 and 25 connections per IPv6/48. Exceptions for other internet providers access (VPS/SHELL/free-ZNC, other providers and a few others) can be requested by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org;
No denial of service ("DoS") actions or abuse of Undernet resources, including but not limited to flooding, cloning, mass-messaging, and mass-inviting, will be permitted;
No compromised machines of any kind may be connected to irc.undernet.org; Meaning: Unless you are the authorized user of the IP address, you may not connect it to our network, without the legal owners express consent or permission;
No hacked machines, of any kind, they will be instantly banned, together with anyone found in violation of this rule, it will be strictly enforced with no exceptions;
Unsolicited advertising to Undernet users is not allowed;
Each server's administrative team retains the right to deny access to or use of its server's resources to any user(s), group, site, or domain, without the benefit of prior warning or notification if they so choose;
You must also agree to comply with any additional guidelines on the MOTD of the server to which you are connected.
By connecting to any Undernet server, you hereby agree to comply with the Acceptable Use Policy as well as the policies of the individual servers, which are stated on each server's Message of the Day ("MOTD") (type /motd in your status window). The Undernet IRC Network greatly appreciates your attention and compliance with these regulations.
The administration of the Undernet does not log or monitor any traffic that may pass through their servers for content or clarity. By retaining a connection to any part of the Undernet, you state that you know and are willing to comply and accept these as well as any future terms of service, network policies, and user guidelines.
No responsibility for computer damage, data loss, or any other related damage shall be implied by any Undernet server administrator. By using any Undernet server, you hereby state and agree that you release the Undernet, its servers, administrators, operators, and any other volunteer of the Undernet from all responsibilty or legal liability which might result from your use of Undernet servers.
Undernet administrators reserve the right to deny access to and use of the Undernet IRC network or any of its other resources, including but not limited to channel services, technical mailing lists, and FTP sites, to any user, group, site, or domain without the benefit of prior warning or notification if necessary.
Please remember that you are a guest on the network at all times, and you are expected to conduct yourself accordingly.
If you violate any rule or regulation stated in this document or on the MOTD of any Undernet server, you will be subject to progressive disciplinary action, including but not limited to denial of access to any Undernet server or the entire network, or legal action where applicable. Denial of access to a particular Undernet server can be made at the server administrator's discretion. Your Internet provider may be denied access to the server or network if you successfully evade a ban.
The Undernet IRC Network is under no circumstances to be used for illegal activities. Observed and verifiable instances may be reported to the appropriate authorities.
Although the Undernet itself is a unmoderated forum, the Undernet administration will cooperate fully with any officially recognized law enforcement body to the best of its capability when required to do so by force of law.
If you are banned or denied access to an Undernet server or the entire network, you should follow the procedure outlined below. Please note, however, that Undernet server administrators are under no obligation to take any further action if you are denied access.
If you are K:lined (banned from a specific server), contact the server administration (/ADMIN will display a contact e-mail address) and request the elimination of the ban, explaining how future incidents can be avoided.
If you are G:lined (banned from the entire network for a particular length of time), contact email@example.com and request that the ban be lifted, explaining how future incidents can be avoided.
Certain servers limit access to users from foreign countries to encourage users to utilize a server closer to their location. These bans will not be lifted. If your entire site (Internet provider host) is banned from a server, please contact your ISP administrator and ask that they contact the Undernet server administrators themselves.
The following section was included in this document to point you in the right direction if you have any questions about this policy or IRC in general:
Undernet user problems, questions, and ideas: firstname.lastname@example.org
General IRC help and assistance: email@example.com
Channel Service help and assistance: firstname.lastname@example.org
Request for ban removal and also to report IRC Operator abuse: email@example.com
Information about online IRC classes offered weekly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information about channel registration classes offered periodically: email@example.com