SSL/TLS Statistics

This is a set of statistics retrieved from various IRC networks. How many networks were queried is shown. These stats do not represent every IRC network out there, just the ones we've been able to scan.

Statistics are often misleading and can be used to push agendas based on how they are presented. The statistics here ARE NOT normalised or weighted based on user count, and we DO NOT filter out networks with very low numbers of users.

These stats present a misleading picture of the IRC software and features typically encountered by users because they are presented based only on sheer number of instances. Adding weighting and filtering based on user count is planned, but hasn't been implemented yet simply due to time.

Don't trust these statistics. Don't trust ANY IRC statistics unless you can see exactly how they are weighted / processed, and experiment with how weighting and filtering based on user counts and other metrics changes the stats to give you a more complete picture of them.

This site is a WORK IN PROGRESS and will be updated as the statistics collection and display is improved. These statistics should not be used in anything other than curiosity's sake at this point.

Last Updated: Monday, 31-Dec-18 08:32:22 EST

Networks: 202

Default TLS/SSL Ports

These are the primary SSL/TLS ports that networks present to users. In order, the default ports we check are 6697, 9999, 6670.

Certificate Verification

For a network to count as 'verified', the certificate they present must be signed by a trusted CA, and the client must be able to verify it for the hostname they are connecting from. The failures in this test represent self-signed certs, expired certs, and servers that did not present a certificate for their actual hostname (say, for the round-robin DNS address clients use).