Ergo is a modern IRCd (IRC server software) written in Go. Its core design principles are:

* Being simple to set up and use
* Combining the features of an ircd, a services framework, and a bouncer
  (integrated account management, history storage, and bouncer functionality)
* Bleeding-edge IRCv3 support suitable for use as an IRCv3 reference implementation
* High customizability via a rehashable (i.e., reloadable at runtime) YAML config

For more information, see our GitHub pages:
* Main project page
* Download a release
* Operator manual
* End user guide

irc.ergo.chat is the official self-hosted IRC network of the Ergo project.
It hosts the official support channel for Ergo (#ergo). Other communities
are welcome --- come find us in #ergo and ask if you're interested in
hosting your project or community here.

To connect directly, configure your IRC client with:

Host:     irc.ergo.chat
Port:     6697
SSL/TLS:  true

The main channels are #ergo (the support channel) and #chat (for
socializing).

You can also use one of our web clients: Kiwi or gamja.

By default, all hostnames on ergo.chat are cryptographically "cloaked"
so that your IP address information is not visible to other users (although
it is visible to server administrators). If you would like to anonymize your
connection against the administrators as well, we are accessible via the
Tor network, although you may be banned from some channels until you register
a nickname:

Host:     vrw7zcuarwx4oeju3iikiz3jffrvuijsysyznqf53mxizxrebomfnrid.onion
Port:     6667
SSL/TLS:  false

For information on Ergo's distinctive features, see the official user guide.