Network Configuration Change: Common IRC Ports Blocked
Our system administrators plan to block the following ports at the network level:
- 6660 - 6669 (inclusive)
This change will be effected within the next 24-48 hours.
The decision to block IRC traffic was made after thorough deliberation - our system administrators, management, and support staff determined that the closure of these ports would be the most effective way to ensure the highest quality of service and security for all customers.
IRC processes running under VPS accounts tend to disproportionately consume hardware resource, resulting in diminished performance for other virtual private servers hosted on the same hardware node - for this reason, the use of IRC remains a violation of our Acceptable Use Policy.
We do not plan on blocking any other ports in the future.
Please feel free to post back on this thread with any questions or concerns.