An overview of the history of 2600net for at least the last ten years. This talk will cover 2600net infrastructure and policies, why it is the way it is, along with how to communicate securely and build trust with users and friends. Who are the hosts and operators? Meet the crew! What other communities are around 2600 and the IRC network? How can you get involved? Special attention will be given to DDoSes, LulzSec, Anonymous, th3j35t3r syndrome, and all sorts of other challenges. Expect other staffers and channel operators to stop in for this talk.