helping you connect can be accessed using an IRC client.

Connect to Dead.Guru with TLS at on port 6697.

Accessing Dead.Guru Via TLS

Dead.Guru provides TLS client access on all servers, on port 6697. Users connecting over TLS will be given user mode +Z, and is using a secure connection will appear in WHOIS (a 671 numeric).

In order to verify the server certificates on connection, some additional work may be required. First, ensure that your system has an up-to-date set of root CA certificates. On most linux distributions this will be in a package named something like ca-certificates. Many systems install these by default, but some (such as FreeBSD) do not. For FreeBSD, the package is named ca_root_nss, which will install the appropriate root certificates in /usr/local/share/certs/ca-root-nss.crt.

Certificate verification will generally only work when connecting to Dead.Guru. If your client thinks the server’s certificate is invalid, make sure you are connecting to rather than any other name that leads to Dead.Guru.

For most clients this should be sufficient. If not, you can download the root certificate from LetsEncrypt.

Client TLS certificates are also supported, and may be used for identification to services.