Shadowfire started off in early 1998 and has since grown to become one of the largest and most actively frequented South African IRC networks. Since the beginning, we've had, and continue to have, a very active international userbase. ShadowFire aims to maintain this diversity into the future, providing a reliable and enjoyable means for our present and future communities to interact and grow.

Acceptable Use Policy

All users are expected to have read, understood and agreed to abide by the [aup|Acceptable Use Policy] before using the IRC network.


In recent years IRC networks have become the target of many forms of abuse. Shadowfire has been no exception. As a result, and in the best interests of our users, Shadowfire reserves the right to do everything in its power to prevent the abuse of our network and associated services and hardware.

This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring that all clients who connect to the network are connecting from secure hosts. This entails scanning of all clients upon connection to the network for insecure SOCKS and other such proxies.

Shadowfire expressly prohibits the use of its network to host botnets or any other such automata or trojans. Channels found to be hosting bots will be shut down without notice. It should be noted that owners will lose access to all bots in the channel at the time of closure.

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