SSL: Instructions For Pro IRC Hackers

UPDATE: As of July 1st, 2015, all of our IRC servers are using valid certificates.
Please make sure your clients no longer accept invalid certs!


Recommended clients

Apple OSX
   Because Apple crippled their own SSL/TLS handling in 2006, and the only patch they've made since just broke the old workaround. Do this, then find your IRC client.
   version 10.8 (Lion) and earlier: sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/ RSAMaxKeySize -int 8192
   version 10.9 (Mavericks) and later: sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/ RSAMaxKeySize -int 8192
   After running this command, you'll need to restart your computer!

   Step 1. Type /connect -ssl
   Step 2. THAT'S IT LOL

   Step 1. Add the server: /server add wetfish
   Step 2. Enable ssl: /set irc.server.wetfish.ssl true
   Step 3. Now connect! /connect wetfish

   Step 1. Download mIRC
   Step 2. Install it
   Step 3. Connect to on port +6697 (With the plus sign)
   For more information see

XChat / HexChat
   1. Open XChat menu, then choose "Network List".
   2. Next, click on wetfish and Edit.
   3. In the "Server" zone, modify your line with : ""
   4. Then select the check box that says "Use SSL for all servers on this network"
   1. Go to the Accounts Menu
   2. Select Manage Accounts
   3. Add a new one
   4. Select "IRC" as your protocol
   5. Use "" as your server
   6. Go to the advanced tab
   7. Use "6697" as your port
   8. Check "Use SSL"

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