I hope this is in the correct forum; I've searched many ways and could not find anything, but I also did not read all 1000 hits for each search.
The problem I'm having is I went to lunch, starting my nickname set to "me" (names have been changed....) and following a "/nick me|at_lunch". On return, I tried "/nick me" and it was rejected. Poking around, I find that my nickname, "me" is still in use and I cannot regain it because it is not registered. I have changed my nickname as indicated above for months without any problem. Today, it *appears* that there is a "zombie" session out there using my nickname.
I tried the /msg nickserv regain blah blah" but was told the nick was not registered [to me], so I cannot reclaim it. I tried the "ghost" command, but it is not supported by our server (ircd-ratbox-2.2.8).
I have no idea what else to try - any suggestions?