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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 42
05-07-2009, 08:34 PM
Originally Posted by Hagon View Post
Authserv does nothing at all to protect one's nick. All it does is authenticate one's account on the network.

Anyone can still use a host mask (which everyone should when using IRC anyway) and your nick anytime they like, and no one will know who they are.
It's not perfect, and I would rather have a nickserv also, but you can do a /authserv userinfo (username) to see what account is currently using the nick. If it is the same account you know the nick belongs to, your golden. (unless someone hacks your auth account)

Though I agree, nickserv in addition to authserv would be great.