Servers

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This is the current list of servers available. Generally speaking, you want to use the server that is closest to you, or if you are an advanced user using an IRC bouncer, the server closest to the bouncer.

Round-Robin IPv4 Round-Robin IPv6 Round-Robin
irc.chatlounge.net ipv4.chatlounge.net
irc4.chatlounge.net
ipv6.chatlounge.net
irc6.chatlounge.net


U.S. Round-Robin E.U. Round-Robin
irc.us.chatlounge.net irc.eu.chatlounge.net

Note: Certificates issued by Let's Encrypt are used, so you should not need to verify the fingerprints separately. They are included here for your convenience.

SSL Fingerprints
SHA-1 0A:4F:56:21:16:8B:E6:68:A0:FB:53:11:5F:3F:45:45:28:B9:8C:CA
SHA-256 79:53:6B:9F:91:48:58:CF:F6:12:F7:85:53:41:DF:5C:4A:EA:59:1B:DE:3C:61:8C:99:A5:56:C8:66:B4:A6:BA
SHA-512 7E:EE:5A:E6:5E:4E:B8:14:64:FF:6D:2A:F4:0E:BA:3D:E3:0F:D7:8C:DF:48:43:01:73:BB:67:8A:80:83:A9:E1:

0E:E9:23:FB:6B:18:8D:11:1C:CB:C4:D6:32:B0:72:1E:C5:99:26:92:87:34:D4:1B:1B:02:28:F9:DD:E1:A1:28

List of servers

Server Name Location Administrator Uptime
30 days 7 days 1 day
chupacabra.ca.us.chatlounge.net Los Angeles, CA, US Ben 100% 100% 100%
demon.fl.us.chatlounge.net Miami, FL, US MrC 100% 100% 100%
medusa.nl.eu.chatlounge.net Amsterdam, NL, EU Ben 100% 100% 100%
succubus.il.us.chatlounge.net Chicago, IL, US Ben 100% 100% 100%
poltergeist.nj.us.chatlounge.net Matawan, NJ, US (near New York City) Mag 100% 100% 100%
vampire.tx.us.chatlounge.net Dallas, TX, US Mag 100% 100% 100%

All servers support IPv4 and IPv6.

All servers support the following ports:

Standard: 6667
SSL: 6697

SSL

Generally speaking, you want to use SSL whenever possible. The most important advantage is that when you authenticate, your password is encrypted when sent to the server. It will also mean private messages to others will also be encrypted, if the other user is also using an encrypted connection.

The earliest supported SSL/encryption protocol is TLS v1.0. Your IRC client must support TLS v1.0 or later in order to connect via SSL. Virtually all IRC clients will support this.

See also