Thank you for your interest in contributing to DareNET!
We appreciate that you're willing to contribute your resources towards helping DareNET thrive and grow. It's important that you understand DareNET is not your conventional IRC network. Servers are maintained by our Infrastructure team, and most configuration and other maintenance is done via automated tools from a central location.
In general, we will only provide an O-line for you, the server administrator. We also guarantee no minimum level of access or privilege, and the utility of a server is dependent on latency and other factors which may be out of our control.
Regardless, hosting a server for DareNET helps the network and we greatly appreciate that you're considering it.
|Linux 4.4+ or FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE+||Ubuntu LTS or Debian stable.|
|Pentium4 or better||64-bit multi-core|
|1GB||2GB or more|
The server must be on a dedicated line, preferably on a multi-homed network in order to ensure high availability and low latency. We cannot and will not accept servers running on a broadband or dial-up connection.
We prefer dedicated machines; however, we will consider different set-ups. All servers must adequately address any and all security concerns and be sufficient to properly run ircd. We will require:
Your hosting provider must allow IRC traffic on their network. Specifically, the running of IRC servers connected to public IRC networks. We will verify this when we review your application.
We expect our server administrators to:
Before applying, you may find it helpful to speak with a member of our Infrastructure team in #infrastructure and read about our testlink process here. Regardless, the formal application process begins once you have submitted an email containing the following information to infrastructure at darenet.org. Please include all information in the body of the email, no attachements. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Our Infrastructure team tries to respond to all application requests within seven days. Application requests submitted around major holidays (e.g., Christmas/Yule/Hannukah, New Years, etc.) may take longer to receive a response, as the Infrastructure team is in recess during major holiday periods.