Connecting over SSL (encrypted communication)
For your privacy, we suggest that where possible, users connect to Furnet via a SSL-secured connection. All of Furnet's servers support SSL, on port 6697 with a certificate signed by the Furnet SSL Certificate Authority.
Furnet has recently changed the SSL configuration on the network's servers to provide a simpler and more secure service. Previously, all servers have been using self-signed certificates that were in no way inter-linked. We now have a Furnet certificate authority that issues all certificates for network servers. It is highly suggested that you obtain a copy of the Furnet Root CA, and configure your IRC client to use these certificates when connecting to Furnet servers via SSL.
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