IRC Hosts and Their Meanings

IRC Hosts and Their Meanings

All registered members on our IRC network are given a "vhost", or "virtual host". This is a mask overlaid on some of your connection information such as IP address or connecting host with more human-readable text. It is a quick way for us to tell what permission group a particular member is a part of, and to provide a basic level of information privacy, when combined with other systems.

Anyone who does not have a "vhost" on our network is given a pseudo-randomized IP string that masks their true connection information from non-admins. Below, you can find the most common vhosts you'll see on our network.

VHost
Role
Meaning
*.pup.hullseals.space Pups New Members, Seals awaiting their Drills.
*.seal.hullseals.space Trained Seals All Trained and Active Seals
*.cyberseal.hullseals.space Cyberseals Our technical help, with some special commands. Tech Support!
*.cybersealmgr.hullseals.space Cyberseal Managers Our Tech Staff bosses with elevated server permissions.
*.moderator.hullseals.space Moderators Enforcers of the rules, and those who help keep our community safe and clean.
*.admin.hullseals.space Administrators Our Administrators, who help lead the Seals.
*.bot.hullseals.space Bots Our automated tools and assistants.