I want to link my server to Rizon

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  • The application must be copied, filled out, and submitted to the help forum with a Routing thread prefix. (Other users will not be able to see your application.) When the application is accepted for voting, it will be moved out of the help forum. If you have questions, please join #routing.
  • The application must be fully filled out. If you don't know the answer to any of the questions in the application, we expect you to find out.
  • You must obtain permission from the datacenter.
    • You must provide the datacenter's contact information to Rizon.
    • The datacenter will be contacted about your application to ensure that they know of, support and agree with your application.
  • You must own the domain name you wish to have your server as, and the DNS irc.* must not be pointed to another network/IP.
  • You must run the approved security configuration and submit to security audit on request from the Routing Team.
  • The server must be dedicated to Rizon:
    • Any server hosting an IRCd linked to another network will be denied, and if a linked server is found to be hosting an IRCd for another network, it will be delinked.
    • The server should not be hosting any major online service, like a large website, IRC bouncer, etc. We prefer the box to be as dedicated as possible.
  • The server must not virtualized (VPS, VM, Xen, KVM, OpenStack, etc). We make exceptions for VMs if you own/run the bare metal host, and the host is not doing anything else major.
  • The server must meet the following minimum requirements:
    • 2.0GHz, 2 cores
    • 2GB RAM
    • 2Gbit/s
    • 900GB of bandwidth
    • 2 IPv4 IPs
    • Linux (Debian or Ubuntu)
  • We do not accept links from the following hosting companies: FDC, Managed.com, Staminus Communications, Amazon AWS Micro or Small Instances

What makes for a good app?

  • Attack capacity. This doesn't mean a mystery "DDoS mitigation" blackbox upstream, but rather (1) as much as connectivity as possible to the box instead of just 1Gbit/s, (2) ACLs on upstream routers.
  • Redundancy. Namely, power redundancy (redundant/dual power supply, ideally connected to separate circuits) and network redundancy (multiple ports bonded with LACP).
  • Geographic diversity. Locating the box somewhere we don't already have servers.
  • Kind and knowledgeable staff. While poor staff can detract from an application, having folks who are technically knowledgeable or have experience in community building can considerably strengthen an application.

We realize that some of these can be difficult or expensive to obtain, and they are not requirements.


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Desired domain (e.g., irc.example.com):
Processor (e.g., Intel E5-2660, 8 cores @ 2.20GHz):
RAM (e.g., 4GB DDR3):
Hard drive (e.g., 2xHP 146GB 15K in RAID 1):
Operating system (e.g., Debian Squeeze):
Network ports (e.g., 2x1Gbit/s LACP):
Bandwidth (e.g., 10TB):
IP addresses (e.g., - management, - ircd, - free):
Other information (optional):


Name (e.g., Steadfast):
Geographical location (e.g., Chicago IL, USA):
Capacity (e.g., 100Gbit/s):
Aware of IRC activity (yes/no):
Relationship to datacenter (i.e., colocation, dedicated, customer, and/or staff?):
Other information (optional):


Full name:
IRC nick(s):
Root access (yes/no):
IRC experience (i.e., history of being linked, currently linked, or staff on other networks):

List ALL others with root (full name, IRC nick, email, reason):

Server Owner (if different)

Server owner's full name:
Server owner's email:

Other Staff
Choose your staff carefully. If you choose someone inappropriate,
then it will have a detrimental effect on your chances to link to Rizon.
Only choose people who you truly know won't abuse their privileges,
as you will be held responsible for their actions.

First IRCop (full name, nick, email):
IRC experience:

Second IRCop (full name, nick, email):
IRC experience:

Essay Question

Reasoning for application (i.e., how did you hear about Rizon?):

Routing Information

Please paste the full output from the following script, RUN AS ROOT: https://www.rizon.net/routing.sh