Class block

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Class blocks are classes in which connections will be placed, for example clients from allow blocks and servers from link blocks. You generally have multiple class blocks: one for servers, one for regular clients and one for IRCOps (the latter is optional).


class <name> {
	pingfreq <ping-frequency>;
	connfreq <connect-frequency>;
	maxclients <maximum-clients>;
	sendq <send-queue>;
	recvq <recv-queue>;

name is the descriptive name, like "clients" or "servers", this name is used for referring to this class from allow/link/oper/etc blocks

pingfreq is the number of seconds between PINGs from the server (something between 90 and 180 is recommended).

connfreq is used only for servers and is the number of seconds between connection attempts if autoconnect is enabled

maxclients specifies the maximum (total) number of clients/servers which can be in this class

sendq specifies the amount of data which can be in the send queue (very high for servers with low bandwidth, medium for clients)

recvq specifies the amount of data which can be in the receive queue and is used for flood control (this only applies to normal users, try experimenting with values 3000-8000, 8000 is the default).


class clients {
	pingfreq 90;
	maxclients 500;
	sendq 100000;
	recvq 8000;
class servers {
	pingfreq 90;
	maxclients 10; /* Max servers we can have linked at a time */
	sendq 1000000;
	connfreq 30; /* How many seconds between each connection attempt */