I don’t think it needs to be said but security is important to users of the DigitalIRC Network. In line with our continued mission to provide the best experience possible for users of the network we are introducing Security Group as a new extended ban type.
Deep Linking and Webchats
Webchat, to many it’s the only way they interact with the IRC network and chat with their friends. This is because for most it’s the easiest way for them to access the network, no installs, no configs, it just works.
From a recent query we got in #help we realised that there was no offical documentation for how to deeplink to a channel with the DigitalIRC Webchat or our backup KiwiIRC Webchat.
Welcome Stirfry and Teacup
Please welcome stirfry.digitalirc.org and teacup.digitalirc.org to the network. Both support standard SSL (port 6697) and IPv6.
Additionally we will be retiring one of our oldest servers binary.digitalirc.org
A channel on the network can have six different kinds of users. You might think of them as levels of permission and access.
They are, in increasing amount of capabilities:
- Regular user
- Voiced: VOP or +v
- Half-Op: HOP or +h
- Op: Full Op, ChanOp or +o
- Admin: SOP, SuperOp or +a
- Founder: +q
DigitalIRC is now accessible via TOR
After more than a few people asking we are now adding access to the network via TOR. Currently we will still maintain the ban we have on accessing us on our public interfaces from tor or an open proxy.
Our hidden service address is ircnetdbe6ohrrrekzbf33v7crjink7hsafrtzyid6rof4jianus4byd.onion on which we will only listen on with ssl on port 6697. More information about tor can be found on the TOR Project website and we highly recommend the TOR Browser Bundle.
Update 2018-11-13: Updated hidden service address
Update 2020-10-01: Tor V3 address
Mooo offline for maintenance
Mooo and out some of our extended services will be going offline for maintenance on Friday 28th November. This downtime is to facilitate server side updates and software updates that would normally disrupt the IRC network.
During this time the other servers & core services such as the webchat and nickserv. will remain online. Mooo will be taken out of the server pool on the 27th November to allow for DNS to update fully.
Welcome HollyWood to the network
Please welcome hollywood.digitalirc.org to the network. It’s based in Orlando, Florida and it supports standard SSL (port 6697) and IPv6.
We are planning a short maintenance window for the 20th December 2013 at 12:00 GMT and should only last 1 hour. This will allow us to upgrade our services and carry out minor database management.
During the downtime chanserv and nickserv authentication and channel management will be unavailable. Services will be put into read-only mode 30 minutes before the maintenance is scheduled to start.
StatServ and the RSS bots should not be disrupted but the services web interface will also be unavailable.
The update has been completed fully and services are now all running at 100%
Silencing Users with Extended Bans
You can use extended bans to set up an alternative kind of ban that will give you more options, like silencing users.
When you silence a user, you allow the person to stay in the channel, but block the person’s ability to participate in the discussion or change nicks. It’s an online equivalent of a short timeout, where the person has to sit quietly for several minutes before rejoining discussion.
Sad news, we have received confirmation from ^tammy^ that pinkfloyd will be permanently delinking from the network.
This would leave our western US coverage pretty thin but the provider of tubes has agreed to move it to a datacenter in LA!
We have also changed the way our main round robbin irc.digitalirc.org. It will now forward you to one of the geographic round robins based on your location.