Network switch for Thursday, 14th May, 2015, 22 - 23 CET+1

Dear GNOME Community,

after testing the new IRCD and its integration with services 
(ChanServ, NickServ) [1] we are delighted to announce we will be 
moving the testing servers to production this upcoming thursday from 
22 to 23 CET+1.

The downtime should not take more than a few minutes: old ircds will 
be shutdown and the new ones will be restarted for properly binding 
to the default ports. (being 6667 for non-ssl connections and 6697 for 
ssl-enabled connections)

The new network will come with new features:

 - SSL (reachable by connecting to port 6697 on each of the servers 
   hosted within the network)
 - IRC services (ChanServ, NickServ), that will allow you to register 
   your nickname and channel in a safe and straightforward way. 
   Instructions on how to interact with services are available at [1], 
   [2] will receive a revamp in the next couple of days including all 
   the details and support contacts
 - Improved IPv6 support now available on both and

As a side note the GNOME Bot known as 'Services' will be removed from 
channels that previously requested it unless a specific team requires 
its MeetBot capability. I'll give [3] a look and see which teams made 
use of it in the past years and leave it connected on those channels. 
If you want the bot to join a new channel as you would be willing to 
manage a meeting through it opening a bug at [4] should be the ideal way for 
having it added to the requested channel.

The Operators Team will be available on the #opers channel during and 
after the migration, questions and support requests should be 
redirected to that channel.

This is the list of servers that will populate the network:

 - IPv4:, IPv6: 2001:6b0:e:2018::215
 -, IPv4:
 -, IPv4:
 -, IPv4: - IPv6: 2001:16f8:4::42

The (the record points to) round robin will 
be updated with the new IPs on the same day, it might take a few hours
for all the DNS resolvers to get in sync, in case make use of the IPs of
the machines to connect as listed above.

As usual keep an eye at [5].





Debian Developer,
Fedora / EPEL packager,
GNOME Sysadmin Team Coordinator,
GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee Chairman


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