Announce to all connected servers that you have the ability to take overflow clients.
/as general set announce on
Allows you to have a published AUP (Acceptible Use Policy) that is broadcast to every user that joins the server.
/as general set aup http://aup.webmaster.com/
Allows you to have a point of contact for your server. This lets people using the server know how to contact the administrator. This information is available when the /admin command is used.
/as general set contact email@example.com
The contact field cannot contain any spaces. You should probably put a fairly self-explanatory email address in it. You should expect this email address to get all sorts of questions since many users may see it as a first place to turn if they cannot find out whom else to email. You might want to put contact info into a motd in addition, since it is more noticeable and you can use up more space.
This is a short description of your server that will be displayed when a user types the /admin or /info commands or in a /links command.
/as general set description ConferenceRoom 1.8
You can use this to give people some information about the server they are using. If the server is run by a company you may want to put a brief statement about the company, perhaps including its URL.
If you turn this off then client addresses will appear as IP addresses rather than as host domains.
/as general set dns on
/as general set dns off
You will usually want this on; otherwise everyone will appear to come from numeric addresses. There's nothing wrong with everyone coming from numeric addresses, but it doesn't look quite as nice. Whichever you choose, you should do consistently, so that people will usually match their access lists.
When you set this to ON the server will report to the domain master, OFF will disable all reporting and AUTO will report if you're configured to do so. Auto is on by default.
/as general set domain auto
The path and place where the domain certificate (file) is installed.
/as general set domainkey /keys/domain.crt
By default, the WIN32 version of ConferenceRoom attempts to return unused memory back to Windows (heap minimization). This behavior can be disabled.
/as general set heapmin off
There should normally be no reason to turn heap minimization off. This option does not exist on UNIX versions of ConferenceRoom.
This option locks your server to a specific hostname. It is only useful if you have a static ip address.
/as general set host server1.webmaster.com
This option should be left off unless you have an IP address that does not change each time you connect to your provider and you need to lock your server to a specific hostname. This may sometimes be necessary when using the Java interface with your server, but only in rare cases.
This command will set your server as a hub server. This way you will be able to allow servers to connect to your server and allow downstream connections.
/as general set hub
A network is composed of hubs and leafs. The hubs should be the stablest servers with the best capacities. You should also generally limit the user count on the hub servers since they will be handling more information, holding the network together. The leaf servers work as client servers, supporting the majority of the user base. Hubs are the backbone of the network.
After purchasing ConferenceRoom you'll need to use this command to set the key path and name
/as general set key license.cert
This command will set your server as a leaf server. This will allow you to connect to a hub server.
/as general set leaf
A leaf can only connect to one server. It will not have to handle as much network traffic as a hub server, so it should be able to handle more clients. If it splits off then only the users on that server are separated from the network until it reconnects. If it dies then the users can reconnect onto another server, but the network is not split. A network will usually have many more leafs than hubs, usually at least twice as many unless it has a small number of servers.
It is possible to support up to 10, 000 simultaneous users with the correct machine configuration on ConferenceRoom. There is a limitation on the number of simultaneous connections depending upon the end user license. It is automatically set to 10 for the trial version.
/as general set limit 1000
You can choose to set your user limit lower than what your license permits. You might want to do this if you found that your server was having difficulty handling large numbers of clients or if it were a hub and you did not want to overload it. Your server's abilities will depend on the machine it is running on. Experience will probably help you determine what number of clients is right for your server.
This sets the depth of the listen queue for chat sockets.
/as general set listenqueuedepth 32
The default varies by operating system and generally should not be changed. You may wish to decrease this value if you want to listen on a lot of ports and want to minimize network resource usage. You may wish to increase this value if to increase your server's ability to resist TCP SYN floods.
Log rotation causes a new log to be started every day. The log file will be named after the day of the year for which it holds entries. This affects both chat and web server logs but does not (yet) affect services logs.
/as general set logrotate on
This can be useful to make information easier to find. You can create an archive of logs and look up any information you need based on when it happened.
This field is the name you assign to your server. It does not have to be the hostname of your computer (though that is recommended). This name will be seen by users when they log into your server, and by other servers networking with your server. It is suggested that you consider that when you choose a name. While you may choose almost any name, it must not have any spaces in it.
/as general set name irc.webmaster.com
It is generally a good idea to have a uniform naming scheme for all the servers on your network, to make it easier for people to remember them. While most people do not need to know the server names, it is important for the network operators who may need to route servers. It also looks nicer and more professional if all of the servers follow the same pattern.
This is the shortname that the network is known by.
/as general set network WebChat
Changes the host name for any user that is set +o (operator).
/as general set operhost conferenceroom.com
In some cases where it is approproate to protect the identity and location of your server operators you can set the host name that it will appear they come from.
Sets the size (in bytes) of each block in the server's emergency memory pool. The server allocates the emergency pool on startup and frees pieces of it when memory is tight.
/as general set poolblocksize 16384
The default is 8Kb on all operating systems except Linux where the default is 128Kb. You may wish to lower this value if your server is tight on memory. You may wish to raise this value to allow your server to better handle memory exhaustion situations.
Note: Making the memory pool too small can destabilize the server.
Sets the number of blocks in the server's emergency memory pool. The server allocates the emergency pool on startup and frees pieces of it when memory is tight.
/as general set poolcount 32
The default is 24 blocks on all operating systems except Linux where the default is 10. Making the memory pool too small can destabilize the server. Generally, it is better to increase the size of each block than increase the number of blocks in the pool.
This command designates the port(s) to be allocated for users to connect to the server. The default port, as is usually the case for chat networks, is set for 6667. To specify multiple ports, separate them by commas (i.e. 6667,7000). To specify a range of ports, use a dash to indicate the beginning and ending ports (i.e. 7000-7020).
Note that you can mix these specifications (i.e. 6667, 7000- 7020 accepts connections on port 6667 and port 7000 through 7020). The first port used in this field will designate which port the web-based clients connect on. This can be important when you are trying to let sites connect that firewall the standard chat ports. ConferenceRoom comes defined with 7000, 6667. This means that java client will connect on port 7000. IP Binding: It is possible to bind IPs together, here is an example:
/as general set ports 4300,7300:127.0.0.1,6667:188.8.131.52,7325:184.108.40.206
/as general set ports 7000,6660-6669
/as general set ports 4535,7777:127.0.0.1,6667-6669
If possible you should allow clients to connect on 7000 and 6667 since many users expect to be able to use those ports. 8000 is a good port for the web server, and the default.
Redirects users to other servers when you use a timed restart command thorugh '/restart' or '/as util server restart'.
/as general set redirect-on-shutdown on
This turns on or off encryption for all server to server communications. This allows the room mode z to be used and for secure messaging across servers.
/as general set securenetwork on
When set on, only secure connections will be allowed.
/as general set secureonly on
A single word name that can be used to describe your network or server.
/as general set shortname WebChat
If smartlist is on, the master channel will show and the user count is the sum for all the slaves. If smartlist is off then the master channel and each slave channel will show separately in the list.
/as general set smartlist on
This command will add a timestamp to a server message.
/as general set timestamp on
Normally used with the GENERAL SET ECHO command, this is for those applications that require that the server time stamp all messages.