MadIRC is shutting down on 31.01.2024 - As of 11.02.2024 all servers have been shutdown.
So long, and thanks for all the fish.

Our hidden service

We provide our hidden service to allow people to use IRC anonym. We hope you won’t abuse it because we may have to un-offer it if you do. Feel free to connect via webchat or directly.

How to connect via tor

You have to connect using the .onion-address. ALWAYS!
Use the Tor-Webchat on our .onion-address.
You can also connect directly via SSL on port 6697 or 6667 on our .onion-address.

Any rules?

The same as the clear net users. Please see our rules page.

How to identify tor users

For unregistered users this is made by uuid and this makes the host look like the following: gateway/tor/$uuid For registered users it’s their vhost with accountname. Every Tor-user has ~tor as ident. Ban it or ignore it and you won’t have any problem with tor users.

How to ban tor users from my channel

/mode #channel +b *!*@gateway/tor/* bans all UNREGISTERED Tor users
/mode #channel +b *!~tor@* bans ALL Tor users

Secure IRC messaging using tor

All messages between you Tor client and our HiddenService is encrypted by Tor
All messages are also encrypted by SSL between you client or the WebIRC Client and our IRC Server
To make sure all users in a channel use an encrypted connection, please use channel mode +z. For private messaging please check you partner’s whois for the is using a secure connection entry.

See you on darknet!