The mission of the Routing Team is to ensure a robust and resilient hub and client server infrastructure for the staff and users of the ExChat IRC Network.

The ExChat Routing Team:

  • Maintains ExChat’s routing infrastructure, which includes coordination of peering relationships with other providers at various Internet Exchange points, as well as managing the IX servers and their interconnections.
  • Evaluates all incoming server applications for accuracy, completion, and technical merit.
  • Assists in the linking of servers, and serves as the first point of contact for network stability issues from both staff and providers who host ExChat servers.

The current Routing Team members are:


Server Application
This document contains the application and instructions for linking a server to ExChat.

Traceroute Script
Download this required shell script to collect traceroute data for section 6 of the server application. This script MUST be used for data generation, or the application will not be accepted.

Application Guidelines
Official server application guidelines – please read before applying for a link

Security Guidelines
Guide for securing FreeBSD for ircd (old but still mostly relevant)