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Delays :(

Well I keep delaying things, however I’ve not delayed the process of the IRCd maintenance which has been completed and seems to have gone well.

Our European based server will be coming online later today. We are just tweaking a few things and we should be ready to start the server.

BNC is now fully online, you can now request them again. We will be adding a page in the future with some simple rules for you to follow and what networks are BANNED

Remember to join #lounge where you’ll find the majority of users.

Laziness & EU server

Well, the planned maintenance didn’t happen. This was due to me being unwell (Man Flu) and feeling pretty crap. Today I’ve perked up enough to play with Linux a little and decided to install freebsd 11.

Tomorrow we will be launching another network that will link to Chatfreedom. It will be reachable via and it’ll be hosted in EU (either Germany/Netherlands/United kingdom)

Staff on will also have irc oper status on interIRC. So this now means, maintenance will have to happen tomorrow night 10pm till 11pm (1 hour) and each server will be down for approximately 10minutes each time.

Things are slowly coming together, we’ve had a few spammers recently that spam in channels. We have enabled our personal blacklisting service again and touch wood since adding the offending IP’s all has stopped.

We don’t mind advertising but spam advertising will get your IP blacklisted and access to ChatFreedom revoked.

We’ll come back tomorrow with another update, regarding TOR/i2p access


The time has come, we will be going ahead with the planned maintenance during the hours of tonight.

The maintenance window will open at 8pm GMT and will be closed at 11pm. During this time you’ll see plenty of netsplits and services may be unavailable.

Not much will be changing during this window, we are just restoring the original source (changes we made are buggy) so +r will be replaced with +P

We are also working on the public version of sIRCd which we are continuing to maintain, however we are not releasing updated versions to github any longer. The updated source will be available, however it’ll be version 1.0.9 forever.

We are moving the project over to apt repo, and will be supporting Debian Jessie (x86, amd64, ArmHF) only at present. We are slowly rolling out wheezy/stretch versions so those who run either and non debian base OS please use github to compile.

Ubuntu will be an option in the coming months, please add the following to sources.list

deb jessie main

Adios 🙌

Emergency Maintenance

It’s been a very long time since we’ve posted anything really. The network has been stable however today we need to carry out some maintenance on our servers. 

This will indeed effect IRC throughout the day, you’ll see many netsplits however don’t worry this will be completed by 5pm GMT 

Have a wonderful day ✌

UPDATE: This will be delayed till further notice (possibly tomorrow) whilst we iron out some bugs.

Nameservers & Changes

Well that was rather interesting, we host our own nameservers and monitor queries on each ns1 and ns2 via mrtg. We noticed a massive amount of queries and had to investigate what the cause of the high volume had to found. We’ve since found the issue and have put it right and I believe it won’t happen again, you may have noticed a few issues over the past 7-10days with connecting to irc or sub domains we host! 

Changes to IRCd
we’ve got some changes coming to our IRCd that will secure opers and prevent people sharing passwords. We’ll be adding a secure vhost where opers will need to identify their nicknames in order to use the /oper command.

We know many ircops use custom vhosts, this will not be permitted when the new changes have been made. Every IRCOP will be issued the vhost We’ve already seen a user oper using someone else’s credentials and this isn’t not tolerated 

We’ll be testing the changes over the next 14days, and will schedule some maintenance towards end of July