Special IRC servers for Scouts|
There are many different IRC networks. The largest are called Efnet, IRCnet and Undernet. Each of these networks has its own chat servers. Large chat networks tend to be slow, and loosely monitored, and they have chat areas which are unsafe or not intended for kids. There are also a few smaller, specialized IRC networks which try to cope with these problems.
The primary chat network we have selected for JOTI is ScoutLink. This is a special worldwide chat network run by Scouts for Scouts, with security-enforced servers. ScoutLink is considered to be very safe and the conversation on the channels is open, friendly and polite. Although you may find scouts and JOTI-dedicated channels on other chat networks and platforms, we recommend ScoutLink as the place to be in order to take part in this years JOTI. This will also be the only network where we will be officially present.
In the table below, you can find a list of all ScoutLink IRC servers. This list is being continually being kept up to date and expanded. Random scoutlink servers are reachable via:
Important note from ScoutLink: The Clone limit on the ScoutLink Network is 25 pc's from 1 ip this year. If you are connecting with more pc's you have to mail email@example.com with the ip you will be using during JOTI, your location e.g. UK, NL, CH etc and the number of pc's you will be using for connecting to the ScoutLink network.
Connecting to one of these will return a random ip of a server in that part of the world. If one connects to chat.eu.scoutlink.net, they will randomly get an ip of a server somewhere in europe.
On http://www.scoutlink.net you will get more answers concerning the following questions: