This is an archived post. Please see the February 17, 2015 post for details on the current round robin configuration.


Robin momAs we explain on our Servers page, you often achieve the best connection by connecting to the server geographically closest to you. To do this, you can find the closest server on the map and then connect to – for example, would be a good choice if you were in Europe.

Geographical Round Robins

You can also choose a pool of servers that are near you by using our round robin addresses. The biggest round robin pool is also the most general one (and the one most clients use on their prepopulated server lists): That round robin includes all the GeekShed servers.

If you want to choose a smaller pool, you can use one of these round robins, based on your geographical area:

  • if you’re in Asia or the Pacific
  • if you’re in Canada
  • if you’re in Europe
  • if you’re in the United States

Special Connection Round Robins

We also have round robins based on pools of servers with special capabilities. If you need these features, use one of these options:

  • if you want an IPv6 server
  • if you’re configuring your copy of the LightIRC client

You may also notice that if you’re using GeekShed’s free BNC service, you’ll be connected to That’s the pool for our BNC service.


—posted by Tengrrl/Bunny


[Photo: Robin mom by photofarmer, on Flickr]