The "nickflood" Module

Description

This module adds channel mode F (nickflood) which helps protect against spammers which mass-change nicknames.

Configuration

To load this module use the following <module> tag:

<module name="nickflood">

<nickflood>

The <nickflood> tag defines settings about how the nickflood module should behave. This tag can only be defined once.

Name Type Default Value Description
duration Duration 1m The time period that nick changes should be locked for once a nick flood has been detected.
Example Usage
<nickflood duration="60s">

Channel Modes

Name Character Type Parameter Syntax Description
nickflood F Parameter <changes>:<seconds> Prevents more than <changes> nickname changes in the last <seconds> seconds.

Example Usage

Prevents more than three nickname changes in the last five seconds:

/MODE #channel +F 3:5

Exemptions

Name Description
flood Allows exempted users to change nicknames at a higher rate than channel mode F (nickflood) allows.