We have a variety of options for coming to join us to chat, but all of them involve an IRC Client of some sort. We recommend using one of the downloadable clients vs. a webclient.

Desktop Clients: While there are umpteen desktop clients out there, we recommend HexChat [Windows, Linux, Mac] or AdiIRC [Windows], and both are open source, free clients. We do not support mIRC or any clients older than 2 years and do not support both SSL and SASL.
Mobile Clients: For mobile clients, we recommend IRCCloud for all devicesIf you want a regular client: AndroIRC for Android devices and Mutter for iDevices.
Web Clients: If you need a web client, IRCCloud is preferred. You can use this link for Mibbit as well.

Cuff-Link Server List:
For best connectivity, use:

If you prefer a named server/have been directed to use one instead, use one of the following. [Note: We sometimes pull these from the RR when a server is having an issue/undergoing maintenance, so at rare times, you may not be able to connect using one of these]:


On February 1, 2018 Cuff-Link switched to TLS/SSL-only connections.
TLS/SSL Port: 6697

Relay/Auth Bypass: To use this, you must have a NickServ account registered with a valid, permanent email address [ie: no anonymisers. If you use an anonymiser, we will delete your NickServ registration. Anonymisers are services such as], and you must use SASL to connect.
SSL Port: 7797

**Note: All servers in our network support both IPv4 and IPv6.

**TLS Certificate Note: If you have a box ticked in your client that says something like “Accept Invalid Certificates” for your Cuff-Link network settings, untick it. Our certs are verified by Let’s Encrypt.

**Port Note: Some clients require that you use the old way of entering ports as +6697 or +7797. Notably, Mibbit and mIRC. Most others are updated.

If you need help:
Once connected, /join #help
Can’t get connected? File a ticket at

Cuff-Link Chat Features:

  • Anope2 Services for nick and channel management.
  • SASL authentication for NickServ.
  • SSLFP authentication for NickServ.
  • TLS/SSL connections.
  • vhosts [via HostServ].