August 24, 2018

the byxnet / IRC network chat system is 20 years old this year (2018), marking two decades of contiguous internet relay chat IRC services provided by happy birthday byxnet! :-)
May 5, 2012 internet services have now been online for nearly 16 years without interruption!
the byxnet IRC network collective turns 14 years old this year. at this time, all byxnet IRC services and responsibilities are run and maintained by staff at the internet network.
May 1, 2006

byxnet turns 8. Happy 8th Birthday to us!
March 29, 2005

Obviously I missed an important date last month, February 5, 2005 would have marked the 4th year anniversary of the merger of Cognet and byxnet. Also, since I don't have an exact date, we will celebrate the 7th birthday of byxnet on May 1, 2005. Please make plans to come celebrate with us at that time and the whole month of May in #byxnet.
September 13, 2004

byxnet's network page on SearchIRC. Also, they have a ranking system, and the image below should list our current rank out of the networks they index.

July 9, 2003

Services info is available for any questions on cognet's Chanserv & Nickserv services.
April 15, 2003

BYXcon plans are underway. Stop by the forums and give us your feedback!
March 21, 2003 IRC server joins byxnet.
February 13, 2003 is back online and accepting connections to byxnet once again! Sadly, is not currently linked to byxnet, and there is no ETA available for its return.
November 1, 2002 joined byxnet.
March 26, 2002 has joined byxnet.
February 18, 2002

We've recently been having reports of people being unable to connect to Byxnet due to firewall strangeness. If you can't connect the standard port (6667), try connecting to one of the following servers on port 7000: In the event of any other problems, try connecting to with any port number (80, for example).
February 5, 2002

Today marks the one year anniversary of the merger of Cognet and byxnet servers. Stop by #byxnet and celebrate with the admins.
January 26, 2002 and are the two newest additions to the byxnet family of irc servers. Please check them out and stop in #byxnet to welcome the new admins.
December 26, 2001

Christopher J. "NoSkill" Crosby, 23, of Indianapolis, IN died today. He was a systems engineer two years for Pan Testing Corp. A member of the United States Parachute Association, he was a Class A master sky diver. Mr. Crosby was a graduate of Ivy Tech State College.
May he Rest In Peace
December 22, 2001

yossman pointed out the byxnet stats page over on's irc networks site. Some interesting info can be found here.
December 10, 2001

New downloads added to the downloads page. Check out the server patches and bot package sections.
November 7, 2001

New BYXnet website! Check this page for news about the network, server additions and/or delinks. Navigate through the rest of the site for further information about connecting your client (or server ;) ) to BYXnet IRC.

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