We're excited to announce that our (live) Channel List & Stats are now available! This will provide guests with a list of IRC4Fun Channels, the number of users in the channel, as well as the topic. (if one is set) [wp-svg-icons icon="eye-blocked" wrap="i"] Any channels on the network that are set chanmode +s will be excluded from the list. (more…)
We're very sad to announce that tabb will be retiring from IRC4Fun (and likely IRC in general). tabb has been an IRC4Fun Administrator and sponsored many servers throughout most of IRC4Fun's lifetime. He is a true friend, and we will miss him very much! This also means that some servers will soon be leaving as well, including (but not limited to) blackhole.IRC4Fun.net, kangaroo.IRC4Fun.net, and paradise.IRC4Fun.net. We're going to miss tabb and thank him for his many years of contributions to IRC4Fun and many other IRC networks!
Upgrade to IRC4Fun's IRC Server SSL Certificates We will be moving all IRC4Fun servers towards using wildcard certificates -- instead of a certificate for the server-name. This will improve connecting to IRC4Fun without (some) clients complaining about hostname validation errors, and will prevent some IRC4Fun servers from having their certificates expire. (more…)
Planned Maintenance - Server Upgrades We will be upgrading our IRC Servers to InspIRCd-3.13.0, starting Saturday (April 30th, 2022). During these upgrades, servers will require a restart; which will result in some temporary disconnections and netsplits. We will do our best to minimize the inconvenience to users. (more…)
IRC4Fun's 14th Birthday [wp-svg-icons icon="heart-2" wrap="i"] IRC4Fun has now been serving IRC users and channels for 14 years! We're so excited with what we've been able to accomplish in our 14 years of service! We hope to serve our users and channels for many, many more years to come!
Coming Soon: Server & Services Changes [wp-svg-icons icon="checkmark" wrap="i"] Changes completed - see our newest post for more information. IRC Server changes We will be changing our IRCd software from Nefarious IRCu to InspIRCd 3.*. This will allow us to not only continue to provide an optimal IRC experience and home to our channels & users, but will also allow us to add new enhancements to the network (such as new features, IRCv3, SASL, new modes, etc.) IRC Services changes We will also be moving over to Anope IRC Services in order to provide Nickname Registration, Channel Registrations, Memos, etc. We chose Anope because of it's enhanced features and compatibility with the new InspIRCd3 servers. Nicknames & Accounts- With our new services providing Nickname Registration, nicknames are registered on a first-come,…
CService (X) Account Password Requirements (update) The IRC4Fun Channel Service Committee (CService) has updated the password requirements for accounts today. Going forward, passwords will still require 7 characters (1 Capital letter minimum, 1 lowercase letter minimum, 1 number minimum) but will no longer require a symbol. This will help to alleviate confusion with users upon registration as well as alleviate the amount of forgotten passwords & password resets. Users who prefer to have a symbol or symbols in their passwords can still do so. New Password Requirements: Must contain at least 7 characters. Must contain at least 1 Capitalized letter. Must contain at least 1 lowercase letter. Must contain at least 1 number.
IRC4Fun Servers & SSL Connections (enhancement) We have started maintenance on various IRC4Fun IRC servers to enhance our SSL connections. We are getting rid of our self-signed certificates and will be using valid certificates from Let's Encrypt. This will provide better security to our users and their IRC clients. Servers currently upgraded with valid certs: (Round Robin) ssl.IRC4Fun.net (Australia) kangaroo.IRC4Fun.net (Canada) apocalypse.IRC4Fun.net (London) applied.IRC4Fun.net (Netherlands) blackhole.IRC4Fun.net (Canada) coven.IRC4Fun.net Please see #IRC4Fun if you have any questions or concerns.