NZ Based irc server?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by William Hamilton, May 27, 2004.

  1. Are there any NZ based irc server these days? There used to be an Akl
    based Undereet one a while back. I want to run some social network
    tools on one for a couple of days BUT do not want to have to fork out
    too much $$ for the traffic.

    cheers

    W
    William Hamilton, May 27, 2004
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  2. William Hamilton

    Gordon Smith Guest

    "William Hamilton" <> wrote in
    message news:c946t7$rhc$...
    > Are there any NZ based irc server these days? There used to be an Akl
    > based Undereet one a while back. I want to run some social network
    > tools on one for a couple of days BUT do not want to have to fork out
    > too much $$ for the traffic.
    >
    > cheers
    >
    > W


    Nope... too many DDoS attacks were launched at the NZ Undernet server, so
    nobody wanted to host it
    Gordon Smith, May 27, 2004
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  3. William Hamilton

    frederick Guest

    "Gordon Smith" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > "William Hamilton" <> wrote in
    > message news:c946t7$rhc$...
    > > Are there any NZ based irc server these days? There used to be an Akl
    > > based Undereet one a while back. I want to run some social network
    > > tools on one for a couple of days BUT do not want to have to fork out
    > > too much $$ for the traffic.
    > >
    > > cheers
    > >
    > > W

    >
    > Nope... too many DDoS attacks were launched at the NZ Undernet server, so
    > nobody wanted to host it
    >


    There are plenty of IRC servers in Australia. Does that mean that Aussies are
    less malicious - or just better at securing their systems than kiwis?
    frederick, May 27, 2004
    #3
  4. frederick wrote:
    >>>Are there any NZ based irc server these days?


    >>Nope... too many DDoS attacks were launched at the NZ Undernet server, so
    >>nobody wanted to host it


    > There are plenty of IRC servers in Australia. Does that mean that Aussies are
    > less malicious - or just better at securing their systems than kiwis?


    They get charged less for bandwidth?

    --
    Dave Hall
    http://www.dave.net.nz
    http://www.dunedinwireless.co.nz
    Dave - Dave.net.nz, May 27, 2004
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  5. William Hamilton

    XPD Guest

    "William Hamilton" <> wrote in
    message news:c946t7$rhc$...
    > Are there any NZ based irc server these days? There used to be an Akl
    > based Undereet one a while back. I want to run some social network
    > tools on one for a couple of days BUT do not want to have to fork out
    > too much $$ for the traffic.
    >
    > cheers
    >
    > W


    I know of one IRC server based in NZ........ but cant remember the damn
    address..will get hold of the admin and ask him.
    XPD, May 27, 2004
    #5
  6. William Hamilton

    frederick Guest

    Yes - there is at least one NZ irc server

    "William Hamilton" <> wrote in message
    news:c946t7$rhc$...
    > Are there any NZ based irc server these days? There used to be an Akl
    > based Undereet one a while back. I want to run some social network
    > tools on one for a couple of days BUT do not want to have to fork out
    > too much $$ for the traffic.
    >
    > cheers
    >
    > W


    irc.mjb.co.nz : 6667

    Seems to be up and running :

    "Welcome to the TopIRCNet IRC Network <my ip address>
    Your host is irc.mjb.co.nz, running version Unreal3.1.4-Meadows
    This server was created Fri Oct 19 2001 at 21:08:12 NZDT"
    <snip>
    Current Local Users: 3 Max: 152
    Current Global Users: 51 Max: 144

    Not very busy - I couldn't find anyone to talk to!
    If you can't find a sysop there, then there is a contact email and phone number
    listed on the mjb website at http://mjb.co.nz

    Mjb.co.nz
    frederick, May 27, 2004
    #6
  7. Re: Yes - there is at least one NZ irc server

    frederick wrote:
    > irc.mjb.co.nz : 6667
    > Seems to be up and running :


    yeah, on a DSL account...

    Microsoft Windows 2000 [Version 5.00.2195]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2000 Microsoft Corp.

    H:\>ping irc.mjb.co.nz
    Pinging irc.mjb.co.nz [210.54.153.179] with 32 bytes of data:

    Reply from 210.54.153.179: bytes=32 time=594ms TTL=249
    Reply from 210.54.153.179: bytes=32 time=78ms TTL=249
    Reply from 210.54.153.179: bytes=32 time=94ms TTL=249

    Ping statistics for 210.54.153.179:
    Packets: Sent = 3, Received = 3, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 78ms, Maximum = 594ms, Average = 255ms
    Control-C
    ^C
    H:\>tracert irc.mjb.co.nz

    Tracing route to irc.mjb.co.nz [210.54.153.179]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:

    1 <10 ms <10 ms <10 ms rt_1wd03.healthotago.co.nz [172.16.0.11]
    2 <10 ms <10 ms <10 ms 202.36.151.5
    3 16 ms 31 ms 16 ms vlan-114.aksw7.global-gateway.net.nz
    [202.50.116.101]
    4 32 ms 31 ms 15 ms 203.96.120.30
    5 31 ms 31 ms 16 ms 202.50.119.154
    6 * * * Request timed out.
    7 78 ms 78 ms 78 ms port-179-54-210.fastadsl.net.nz
    [210.54.153.179]


    Trace complete.

    H:\>tracert 210.54.153.179

    Tracing route to port-179-54-210.fastadsl.net.nz [210.54.153.179]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:

    Good then.

    --
    Dave Hall
    http://www.dave.net.nz
    http://www.dunedinwireless.co.nz
    Dave - Dave.net.nz, May 27, 2004
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  8. William Hamilton

    frederick Guest

    Re: Yes - there is at least one NZ irc server

    "Dave - Dave.net.nz" <dave@no_spam_here_please.dave.net.nz> wrote in message
    news:...
    > frederick wrote:
    > > irc.mjb.co.nz : 6667
    > > Seems to be up and running :

    >
    > yeah, on a DSL account...
    >
    > Microsoft Windows 2000 [Version 5.00.2195]
    > (C) Copyright 1985-2000 Microsoft Corp.
    >
    > H:\>ping irc.mjb.co.nz
    > Pinging irc.mjb.co.nz [210.54.153.179] with 32 bytes of data:
    >
    > Reply from 210.54.153.179: bytes=32 time=594ms TTL=249
    > Reply from 210.54.153.179: bytes=32 time=78ms TTL=249
    > Reply from 210.54.153.179: bytes=32 time=94ms TTL=249
    >
    > Ping statistics for 210.54.153.179:
    > Packets: Sent = 3, Received = 3, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    > Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    > Minimum = 78ms, Maximum = 594ms, Average = 255ms
    > Control-C
    > ^C
    > H:\>tracert irc.mjb.co.nz
    >
    > Tracing route to irc.mjb.co.nz [210.54.153.179]
    > over a maximum of 30 hops:
    >
    > 1 <10 ms <10 ms <10 ms rt_1wd03.healthotago.co.nz [172.16.0.11]
    > 2 <10 ms <10 ms <10 ms 202.36.151.5
    > 3 16 ms 31 ms 16 ms vlan-114.aksw7.global-gateway.net.nz
    > [202.50.116.101]
    > 4 32 ms 31 ms 15 ms 203.96.120.30
    > 5 31 ms 31 ms 16 ms 202.50.119.154
    > 6 * * * Request timed out.
    > 7 78 ms 78 ms 78 ms port-179-54-210.fastadsl.net.nz
    > [210.54.153.179]
    >
    >
    > Trace complete.
    >
    > H:\>tracert 210.54.153.179
    >
    > Tracing route to port-179-54-210.fastadsl.net.nz [210.54.153.179]
    > over a maximum of 30 hops:
    >
    > Good then.
    >


    lol - didn't bother to check that. Better than running it on a dialup account
    tho' :) It might do the trick for William, but maybe not if he is already
    worried about traffic volume...

    I found it via a list at http://www.moonbeam.co.za/irclist.htm
    The only other NZ servers I could find listed there don't seem to be around any
    more. Strongnet used to run one after xtra closed their irc server (which was a
    shame IMO), but that seems to have vanished. Ausnet have a request on their web
    page for interest in a NZ based server.
    frederick, May 27, 2004
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  9. William Hamilton

    thing Guest

    William Hamilton wrote:
    > Are there any NZ based irc server these days? There used to be an Akl
    > based Undereet one a while back. I want to run some social network
    > tools on one for a couple of days BUT do not want to have to fork out
    > too much $$ for the traffic.
    >
    > cheers
    >
    > W


    Huge attacks forced the NZ server to close. While in the US bandwidth is
    cheap, here we pay large amounts for volume from the US, so the costs
    just got silly and the ISP just had enough.

    Unless its someone large like Clear or Xtra, (neither of which I suspect
    care beacause irc is not a MS "thing" and no money in it) to take the
    brunt and I dont us getting one, I think we are out of luck.

    In saying that having 1 this side of the pacific was a disadvantage,
    most US and EU servers refused access insisting we use the NZ one, and
    the admins who ran the NZ I found were somewhat anal....

    regards

    thing
    thing, May 28, 2004
    #9
  10. William Hamilton wrote:

    > Are there any NZ based irc server these days? There used to be an Akl
    > based Undereet one a while back. I want to run some social network
    > tools on one for a couple of days BUT do not want to have to fork out
    > too much $$ for the traffic.
    >
    > cheers
    >
    > W



    Thanks all for the comments. I thought the situation was as it is. I
    have just thrown the app on one of our servers and will just take the
    hit in my pocket :) The joy of university study and needing data.

    thanks

    W
    William Hamilton, May 28, 2004
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