Announcements

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Discontinuing Mibbit Use on Cuff-Link

We have only made one decision in the past regarding outright disallowing a client to be used on Cuff-Link, but the time has come to disallow a second. On November 15, 2019, it will not be possible to connect to Cuff-Link via Mibbit. While we have several reasons for this, the main two are: Mibbit cannot keep their TLS/SSL certificate in place consistently, which poses a security problem. Traffic between Cuff-Link and Mibbit is insecure, […]

Changes to Auth Servers

We made a recent DNS change to how our authentication bypass system works. For those of you currently using port 7797, you will need to update your server entry to auth.cuff-link.me and remove irc.cuff-link.me from your settings. No other changes are necessary. With this DNS change, you can also now use port 6697 with auth.cuff-link.me. Note: This change only affects those who are using our authentication bypass system on port 7797.

Private Message Restriction

Due to several security-related factors, some including spam bots and abusive users, we have made the decision to only allow private messages by registered users. To register, use the following command: A confirmation code will be emailed to you. You will then copy the confirmation line from the email and paste it into IRC. Make sure you have no spaces before the / and no spaces after the code — a space before or after […]

Cuff-Link is Going TLS-Only

Consent. Privacy. Security. These are the three things that help us ensure safety and minimal risk for everyone who uses Cuff-Link. We cannot properly do this while allowing people to connect to the network with insecure [unencrypted] connections. After several months of mulling it over, the decision has been made to go TLS-only [aka SSL-only] by February 1, 2018. This gives us 3 months to assist people with updating their clients to the correct ports […]

“Entry is Consent” Channels — Acceptable Use

For a long time, “Entry is consent” was used in channel topics and entry messages when a person joined. Submissives agreed to any form of use by dominants upon entry. Dominants agreed to be ‘broken’ upon entry. Consenting to hypnosis for various things upon entry. Any variation on the above and other obscure instances we’ve come across. Because Cuff-Link is pro-consent, and the idea of consent is tantamount in most of our decisions regarding what […]