Author Archive James

ByJames

Closing port 6697

As announced on December 13, 2018, PTirc today closed port 6667 (plaintext).

From now on all our users should use port 6697 (SSL/TLS) to connect to the network. Here are the commands to use on most used IRC clients:

mIRC
/server irc.ptirc.org:+6697

HexChat
/server irc.ptirc.org +6697

AdiIRC
/server irc.ptirc.org:+6697

If you use other types of services, such as ZNC, to connect to the network, you must notify their providers to explicitly use port 6697 or they will be unable to connect.

ByJames

Security Warning

PTirc plans to shut down port 6667 (plaintext) in the early 2019.

This decision is to reduce spam bots and increase the security of their users.

Therefore, all your users must use port 6697 to connect to the network.

The commands to connect to the network through some of the best known clients are:

mIRC
/server irc.ptirc.org:+6697

HexChat
/server irc.ptirc.org +6697

AdiIRC
/server irc.ptirc.org:+6697

If you use other types of services, such as ZNC, to connect to the network, you must notify their providers to explicitly use port 6697 or they will be unable to connect.