IRC Network OFTC

IRC network OFTC was registered on in June 2002. Since that time our data collector regularly connects IRC network OFTC to determine its key performance indicators, such as its number of users and its number of chat rooms (IRC channels). On this occasion a list of visible (not private) chat rooms is requested too.

During last connections to OFTC its servers reported an average of 29190 users and 3955 chat rooms. Use the following menu to get more information about IRC network OFTC!

Last connection

The following information has been fetched by our IRC crawler during its last connection to server on 2023-03-31 at 00:00 (UTC).

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Admin Info

Administrative info about OFTC Infrastructure Infrastructure Administration <infrastructure[at]>

Message Of The Day (MOTD)

-​   O
-​    \   The Open and Free
-​     O  Technology Community
-​    /|
-​ O-​O O
-​ Welcome to the OFTC IRC Network.
-​ The Open and Free Technology Community was founded at the
-​ end of 2001 by a group of experienced members of the Open
-​ Source and Free Software communities; it is aimed at
-​ providing these communities with better communication,​
-​ development,​ and support infrastructure. Our goal is to
-​ provide stable services to members of the community in any
-​ part of the world,​ while listening closely to their needs
-​ and desires.
-​ We are not a general purpose chat platform,​ but a topical
-​ network intent on providing the open source and free
-​ software communities a means to cooperate and communicate.
-​ As such,​ illegal and off-​topic activity,​ such as warez
-​ trading,​ will result in being barred from access.
-​ OFTC honors your privacy. To operate the network,​ we store
-​ and process information about IRC connections,​ nicknames,​
-​ and channels. Our Privacy Policy explains what we do with
-​ that data,​ and what your rights are. By connecting,​ you
-​ accept these terms:​Policy/
-​ If you require assistance with using the OFTC IRC network,​
-​ stop by in channel #oftc,​ or email support[at]​ with
-​ details. For help with non-​IRC questions please refer to
-​ the respective channels and project homepages.
-​ Thanks and enjoy your stay! The OFTC team.

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