Netsplits & Outages

Network, Routing, Services, Staff
If you were connected to IRC4Fun last night, you probably were wondering "WTF is going on?!" What happened? Due to an expired SSL certificate on our webserver and an ill-timed global rehash (to update our /HELPOP system) caused all servers to drop their configuration files, unload non-core modules, split from each other, and deny IRC operators access to operator-commands.  This means you probably saw a lot of strange messages about modes being set or unset in various channels and on yourself.  (Do not worry, everything is fixed as the network reconnects itself.) This lasted for about ~20 minutes, until siniStar gained access to each server and rehashed them manually, after also fixing the SSL issue affecting the website.  Each affected server has been fixed and relinked. We apologize for the…
Read More

Services Web Panel has been disabled & removed

General, Services, Website
Services Web Panel News The IRC4Fun Services Web Panel (used by users to register & manage their nicknames and channels) has been disabled during a series of spambot attacks.  The spambots used the Web Panel to register nicknames in mass with fake email addresses. We've previously added anti-bot measures to the registration form, used by the Services Web Panel -- however, it was only effective 45% of the time. It has been decided that the Services Web Panel will not return, since it was just primarily used by the spambots.
Read More
Discord4Fun (IRC4Fun’s Discord is BACK!)

Discord4Fun (IRC4Fun’s Discord is BACK!)

Discord, Network
We are excited to announce that the IRC4Fun Discord is now back and better than ever!  We've integrated (opt-in) IRC channels to their Discord channels on the Discord4Fun with the help of one of our newest Staff members, aDgors. If you have (or start) an IRC4Fun channel or Discord4Fun channel, and would like to have them linked (bridged), please see #IRC4Fun and let us know.  (You must be the channel's Founder as registered with ChanServ.  Channel ops under the Founder level cannot make the requests.) Many thanks to aDgors for setting up most of the Discord and channels!
Read More

tabb is resigning from (IRC)4Fun

General, Network, Services, Staff, United IRC Networks
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!
Read More

NEW: Services Web Interface is LIVE

Channels, Services, Website
NEW: Services Web Panel (Interface) We're excited to announce that our Services Web Panel (also referred to as the Services Web Interface) is now LIVE and available for IRC4Fun users, as well as for new users. Benefits This will allow users who are already registered with IRC4Fun Services to login and manage their Nicknames, Channels, Memos and more! This will also allow new users to easily register a Nickname (account) before going onto IRC4Fun. (Useful for users who would like their hostnames/IP's cloaked upon connection, and in case your Internet Service Provider is GA-Lined and can only access IRC4Fun by connecting with SASL Authentication.) Features Nickname Management Manage your Nickname, settings, and more! Manage your SSL Certificates (used with CertFP) Manage your Access Lists (user@hostmasks allowed to use your Nickname…
Read More

Services Email Update

Services
Services Email Update We've made some improvements to our Services Emails capabilities and configurations, and now IRC4Fun Services' emails should arrive to your Inbox instead of your Junk/Spam folder! Services Emails will arrive from services @ IRC4Fun.net going forward. Thank you for using IRC4Fun!
Read More

Server & Services Changes

CService, IRCd, Network, Services
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,…
Read More