Pesterchum is an "Instant messaging client copying the look and feel of clients from Andrew Hussie's webcomic Homestuck.", please check out the github page for information about the client :3c
Also consider taking a look at Pesterchum's pages on homestuck.net and forum.homestuck.xyz.
Pesterchum.xyz is the primary server for Pesterchum since the original shut down in 2020. All the clients linked below connect to it.
Chumdroid is an Android port of Pesterchum. A version of Chumdroid edited to connect to irc.pesterchum.xyz can be downloaded here.
NOTE: Chumdroid's last update was 9 years ago, bugs are fairly common, especially on more modern phones.
Work in progress attempt at making another online client for Pesterchum, since the old Pesterchum Online shut down after the server switch.
- Connecting to the IRC server, irc.pesterchum.xyz, is possible to over the standard IRC ports, 6667 for plaintext and 6697 for TLS/SSL connections. Using TLS/SSL is preferred. Connecting with IRC clients other than Pesterchum like KiwiIRC is allowed, and encouraged for moderating memos.
- When using a modern online IRC client, ports 8080 (http/plaintext) and 8443 (https/tls) can optionally be used instead of the normal ports for use with the WebSocket protocol, which allows for a direct connection. With KiwiIRC, the option for using a WebSocket connection can be found under the advanced tab when adding a server.
- Since the only important client to support is Pesterchum and we don't need to support any legacy IRC clients, older versions of TLS/SSL are disabled for security reasons. When using TLS, it is only possible to connect over TLS1.2 and TLS1.3. (for web clients, this covers ~98% of browsers)
- The server is running UnrealIRCd 5 for now, I'm waiting with updating to UnrealIRCd 6 until support for 5 is dropped since Chumdroid mysteriously fails to connect to UnrealIRCd 6. (This is certainly an issue with Chumdroid, not with UnrealIRCd 6)
- An implementation of the metadata protocol draft is enabled, since it fits Pesterchum's use case of having miscellaneous data like moods and color very nicely. This is the only third-party module on the server. (info)
- IPs detected by dronebl/efnetrbl to have been used by IRC spambots/drones are blocked, and users connecting from them will be kicked/killed. This means some proxies/VPNs can't be used to connect to the server by default. If you want to use a blocked proxy/VPN for privacy or firewall reasons please ping a mod on Discord and ask to be whitelisted.