Issue #2086

Issue #2090: Meta bug about discriminations and abuses

Document OFTC #replicant channel and Freenode policies on Tor

Added by Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli 6 months ago. Updated 22 days ago.

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Updated by Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli 6 months ago

We are starting to have people comming on #replicant on OFTC.

To combat "abuse" or SPAM Freenode restrict Tor users anonymity:

So while in theory (we also need to look how it works in practice) you can use Tor once registered, you can't be anonymous.

So we first need to document that first and then find the best solution not to discriminate against Tor users.

Here are some things we could look into:
  • Migrating to #replicant OFTC
  • Somehow bridging Freenode and OFTC #replicant channels
  • Running our own IRC server (

The last option is the most appealing to me as we'd only have a #replicant channel, so it would probably be less profitable for spammers to target a very small server with only one channel.


Updated by Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli 6 months ago

  • Project changed from Replicant to Replicant infrastructure
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Updated by Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli 6 months ago

  • Parent task set to #2090

Updated by Kurtis Hanna 6 months ago

Jeremy Rand bridged #replicant on Freenode and #replicant on OFTC last night using software that he uses for Namecoin's chat rooms. The software is here:

I had asked for and received permission quite a while back in the irc to add a matrix bridge to our freenode room, and I assumed that nothing had changed, so I asked Jeremy to connect our new OFTC channel to's #replicant freenode bridge.

Since the server and our #replicant channel on freenode were already connected, when Jeremy bridged our freenode channel with the new #replicant OFTC channel, users are now able to send and receive messages using Freenode, OFTC, or Matrix.

The bridge channel is:

If we want to pursue either running our own matrix server or irc server using I think we should probably open another ticket for that.

Do we want to keep this issue open until we document how to best use freenode with Tor or should we close it?


Updated by Kurtis Hanna 22 days ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

I believe that my edits of fulfilled the request of this ticket so I'm closing the ticket.

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