Profanity, Freenode. 

You have got to be fucking kidding me.

% host is an alias for has address has address has address

Very funny.

Profanity, Freenode. 

@bremner Anyone could have registered Is there any proof Freenode did it?

Profanity, Freenode. 

@wire Short answer: yes. Long answer:

openssl s_client -connect </dev/null 2>/dev/null | openssl x509 -noout -text | grep DNS: | sed 's/DNS:/\n/g' | grep libera

Profanity, Freenode. 

@wire To expand, whoever controls the TLS certificate for added an alternate name for, so that TLS connections to would forward to without complaining.

Profanity, Freenode. 

@wire @bremner They could not have done this without cooperation from a CA.

Profanity, Freenode. 

@wire @bremner Oh,, not, so they’re typosquatting.


Profanity, Freenode. 

@wire @bremner My guess is that they’re doing this as a deliberate troll, because they know people like us will flip out about it and make ourselves look fanatical to the more moderate tech folks who are on the fence about whether they should care. Because it’s not like making some people accidentally end up on Freenode is going to have much impact.

explaining the scam 

the actual Libera server is, not

Profanity, Freenode. 

@bremner Is time for trademark lawsuits.

re: Profanity, Freenode. 

@bremner lmao of course they'd set up a lookalike

wonder if a UDRP complaint would go anywhere

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