All systems go – July 31st

As of July 31st we will be putting the new crawl servers into effect. The new servers will have the hostnames and
The new addresses for the crawl servers are:

Please update the exempts in your IRCd configurations to include these IP addresses before July 31st to avoid any disruption in crawling your network.

New Features

  1. The new crawler contains a master-slave system for added redundancy in crawls.
  2. The new crawler grabs up MOTD for each individual server, and will be accompanied by a website update.
  3. The new crawler allows staff more control over the index and status of a network’s index.
  4. The new crawler is able to handle networks which previously the crawler struggled with.
  5. The new crawler is much more fault tolerant.
  6. The new crawler is able to crawl at lightning speeds!



I am the founder, and lead developer, of IRC-Source. I started IRC-Source in May of 2014 because, although I don't use it as much any more, I still have a deep interest in IRC. I also carry a deep interest in web development, and wanted to write something that would be challenging, and allow me to bring my passions together in a way that would be interesting for others. I run a network called BuddyIM (, it's pretty cool, you should chill there.

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