Got cloaked on #liberachat . It's easy and you can do it do - https://blog.sahilister.in/2021/06/getting-a-cloak-on-libera-chat/
@izaya hopefully in the future when we have a bit more time (and rest!) it's something we can look into further.
The FSF and GNU are moving their official IRC channels to the Libera.chat network. Read more about the transition and rationale for our decision: https://u.fsf.org/3em
A tale of two IRC networks:
#Freenode: kicked us out of our channels, harassed one of our ops on their home page, made supposedly "draft" policy changes to permit hate speech
#LiberaChat: participated in *our* forum to address questions about governance and non-profit structure and asked for feedback on improvements: <https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikimedia_Forum&type=revision&diff=21500928&oldid=21500771>
@JoYo I think mastodon does this automatically to things that look like links - the same typo is repeated on other posts.
@Br0m3x @phryk it's an incremental improvement. It's still valuable for those who can get a trusted connection once but then need to use IRC in an environment where Tor is advisable.
In any case, the hope is to close the clearnet hole at some point - as mentioned, perhaps something like hackints registration gateway.
@phryk I'm really hoping we can one day do something like what hackint have, but we're a fair way off it yet. Thanks for understanding.
@phryk Tor IRC is a significant source of abuse, so SASL is required to make is usable at all.
I agree that having a first-use clearnet connection is really unideal, but it's a massive step up to only ever need to make 1 trusted connection, and from thereon be secure in Tor.
This is the same as the previous setup we maintained, and we're looking at implementing ways to close the gap, so please bear with us for now. Sorry we're not all the way there yet.
Hi fedi, glad to have some more news for you. Today we've launched our webchat and Tor onion services.
Webchat is available at: https://web.libera.chat/
And information on connection via Tor is available here: https://libera.chat/guides/connect#accessing-liberachat-via-tor
Please note: Tor requires an existing account with CertFP/ECDSA challenge configured.
We know that these gateways, and Matrix, are a big deal to some projects, so I hope we can continue to welcome projects and hopefully we have news about Matrix tomorrow!
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