Updates from the people who run DareNET

Scheduled maintenance - 17 SEP 2021

We will be performing scheduled maintenance on the machine that runs Services (C and N) starting at 6AM UTC on September 17, 2021. We have allocated a 2-hour window for this maintenance; however, we expect it to last no longer than 30 minutes. During this time, account and channel services may experience interruptions. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and should you need assistance, please stop by #help.

Completed - The scheduled maintenance has been completed.

Unscheduled maintenance - 29 APR 2021

We've been alerted to a hardware issue  for one of our client servers, which required a reboot. This server (rattler) has been removed from rotation for now as we continue to monitor it; however, your client may attempt to reconnect you to it. If you're having trouble reconnecting, please use We apologize for any inconvience this may have caused.

Scheduled Maintenance 29 MAR 2021

We will be migrating one of our IRC servers to new hardware, as the current host has reached end of life, which will require the server to go offline during the process.  This will not impact most users, as we have already removed the server from rotation; however, should you find yourself disconnected, we always suggest using to ensure you can immediately reconnect.

Server Maintenance - 02 JAN 2021

We will be performing a bit of maintenance to a few of our IRC servers, which may result in some restarts across the network. To ensure you can immediately reconnect, we always suggest using We apologize for the inconvenience. Should you have any questions, please stop by #help.

Happy New Year 2021!

If you made it through 2020 in one piece,  we salute you.  It was a challenging year for us all, and you should feel proud for just getting through it. We hope the new year brings you and your loved ones as much joy and peace as possible. Stay safe.