Servers

Region Address
Global ircs://irc.hackint.org:6697
Europe ircs://irc.eu.hackint.org:6697
- Germany ircs://irc.de.hackint.org:6697
- Netherlands ircs://irc.nl.hackint.org:6697

Authentication

We would like to encourage you to authenticate via SASL, so you will already be authenticated before your client tries to join channels, which results in a smoother connection setup.

Certificate Fingerprint (SASL External, CertFP)

To enroll the fingerprint of the certificate you are currently connected with call:

/msg NickServ cert add

Presenting the client certificate on connect will subsequently authenticate you against services.

We're currently using SHA256 fingerprints for SASL External and CertFP.

Public Key (ECDSA-NIST256P-CHALLENGE)

If you are planning to use ECDSA-NIST256P, generate prime256v1 ecparams and store the public key within the services. During the connection phase a challenge-based authentication will happen.

Generate the ecparams and retrieve the public key

$ openssl ecparam -genkey -name prime256v1 -out ecdsa.pem
$ openssl ec -noout -text -conv_form compressed -in ecdsa.pem | grep '^pub:' -A 3 | tail -n 3 | tr -d ' \n:' | xxd -r -p | base64

Configure the public key in your account

/msg NickServ set property pubkey <pubkey>

Configure ecdsa-nistp256-challenge in your client

WeeChat
/set irc.server.hackint.sasl_username <account>
/set irc.server.hackint.sasl_key </path/to/ecdsa.pem>
/set irc.server.hackint.sasl_method ecdsa-nistp256-challenge

Transports

Other ways to connect exist, they use transports, check the menu for that.