TOR is now allowed on IRC4Fun!

Network, Services
We're excited to announce that users may now connect to IRC4Fun using TOR (with SASL Authentication)! You will need to configure your IRC Client to use an SSL port (6697) as well as SASL Authentication. You will need to connect to IRC4Fun (not using TOR) to register your Nickname (account) with NickServ. You will need to use the NickServ CONFIRM command to verify your email address before you can use SASL Authentication. Channel Operator FAQs Q: How do I mute TOR users in my channel? A: You can type: /MODE #channel +b m:n:TOR Q: How do I ban TOR users from my channel? A: You can type: /MODE #channel +b n:TOR Q: Can I ban individual TOR users from my channel, instead of all TOR users? A: Yes. You can…
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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…
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IRC4Fun’s SSL Certificates

IRCd, Network, Routing
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…)
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IRC4Fun Servers & SSL Connections

IRCd, Network, Routing
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.
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