Among other things, it is the home of the Synchronet support IRC channel,
irc.synchro.net is actually a revolving hostname which resolves to one of the (currently 32) IRC services in the network. These services are usually listening for IRC client connections on TCP port 6667, potentially in addition to other TCP ports.
Banned or AKILLed
If you find that you have been banned from the network, you may have accidentally been caught up when removing a bot infestation. If you receive a message that you have been banned or akilled when logging into one of the Synchronet IRC servers please email firstname.lastname@example.org or netmail sysop@1:124/5016 with the subjected of “IRC BANNED” and the following details:
- Time and date the issue happened (include timezone)
- Your IP address and/or hostname
- Any message you received from the IRC server
Without all those details, we cannot investigate.