I have stood up an IRC server that the BBS links into as well as our Discord channel [https://discord.gg/FzYrQje]. There are many IRC servers around that I could have used, but because I would like more people to access the BBS using SSH, along with 2FA I figured it would be fitting to have a more secure IRC server setup in the network. Since other servers could be logging information, and I want to keep all the users as secure as I can when using my systems. As well as provide easy to access services spread across other networks that are more widely used.
The IRC server is also using properly signed SSL certificates (nothing wrong with self-signed but it’s a better public face) and will only accept connections over TLS-SSL enabled port 6697. Please check the BBS Information page on the top menu to get more information.