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
chupacabra.ca.us.chatlounge.net Los Angeles, CA, US Ben
demon.fl.us.chatlounge.net Miami, FL, US MrC
medusa.nl.eu.chatlounge.net Amsterdam, NL, EU Ben
succubus.il.us.chatlounge.net Chicago, IL, US Ben
poltergeist.nj.us.chatlounge.net Matawan, NJ, US (near New York City) Mag
vampire.tx.us.chatlounge.net Dallas, TX, US Mag

All servers support IPv4 and IPv6.

All servers support port 6667 (for standard connections) and 6697 (for SSL connections).

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