Security updates

Since a few months back, we switched to using letsencrypt certificates.
All users are recommended to switch to using TLS over port 6697 and enable certificate validation to make sure your connection is not being intercepted.

All leaf servers has certificates for these hostnames:

  • irc.zenet.org
  • ssl.zenet.org
  • irc6.zenet.org
  • ipv6.zenet.org

We have also dropped support for SSLv2 and v3, you now need TLS1.0 or later. Make sure to upgrade your client if you’re having issues connecting securely.

There has also been some work around combating spam bots – this should hopefully not affect regular users.

If you’re being killed without reason or are having problems connecting, please contact us

Spambot attack

At the moment there is currently a spambot attack on ZEnet.
The messages includes false statements about a freenode staff member.

We have taken actions against this, and we hope this is enought to keep the peace!

Freenode has made a post about this on their website
We recommend that you take some of you’re time tho read the article.

If you have any questions regarding this issue, visit us in our Help Channel for assistance.

As always, thanks for flying with ZEnet 🙂

Update 2018-11-18

We have made more progress to keep the spambots away from our network.

If you see any strange activity on our network, please report to an IRC Operator or send us an email about it.

The client server change

One of our client servers stargate.se.eu.zenet.org is no more.
The admin Spirre decided that he no longer can provide a stable connection for the client server as he can with one of the hubs for ZEnet.

The client server stargate.* is still linked but not in our round bin and will close at anytime.

As a result one of our netadmins stept in and setup a new client server akatsuki.nl.eu.zenet.org hosted by bonan.
The server is hosted in the Netherlands and will be our first server from that country.

We hope this new server will continue to provide us with a stable connection for our beloved users on ZEnet.

Thanks for flying with ZEnet 🙂

IRCD Upgrades

In the upcoming days we will upgrade all of our servers to the latest version of UnrealIRCd (4.0.7)
This is to keep running the latest verion that also brings forth new options and futures for both admins and the normal user.

UnrealIRCd 4.0.7 also comes with bug fixes regarding ssl and more security that helps prevent hacking attempt onto our IRCDs.

If you need help please visit the Help page and/or our Contact page.