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I've installed ircd-hybrid server on Ubuntu, configured it, and it's up and running.

I've configured my operator{} section in /etc/ircd-hybrid/ircd.conf, setting my name, user, and password. But I can't for the life of me grab /oper status on my server. Can someone please help me with very specific instructions that are working well for them? Thanks!

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I know exactly what you mean about this. I struggled to figure it out myself for several hours before I figured this out:

operator {
    name = "root"; //Log in to oper with the name root
    user = "*@192.168.*.*";  //Allow oper from any username on the local network
    password = "YqvbpMDkkEhyY"; //hello encoded with /usr/bin/mkpasswd


With that config, you would use oper like this:

/oper (name) (password)
/oper root hello

If you get:

Only few of mere mortals may try to enter the twilight zone

Check to make sure that you are using the right name in the /oper command and the user field is including your client.

Also make sure you don't forget a semi-colon... It will not tell you, just give you the normal Password Incorrect response.

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22* *** Notice -- kirkland (~kirkland@ is now an operator 22* kirkland sets mode +a kirkland 22* kirkland sets mode +l kirkland 22* kirkland sets mode +o kirkland 22* kirkland sets mode +w kirkland 22* kirkland sets mode +z kirkland 22* You have entered... the Twilight Zone! – Dustin Kirkland Feb 22 '12 at 15:37
Awesome, thanks! So it turns out I was just using the /oper command wrong, apparently. I was giving the username, but not the password. Congrads on the bounty. Thanks for your help! – Dustin Kirkland Feb 22 '12 at 15:42

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