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Scheduled Maintenance - 18 JAN thru 19 JAN 2018

Completed: (19JAN2018 09:15 UTC) We've completed all scheduled maintenance at this time. These updates were necessary to mitigate CPU vulnerabilities that were recently disclosed by Google's Project Zero. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

Update: (19JAN2018 09:00 UTC) We've started maintenance. Account and channel services will be unavailable during this time.

Update: (19JAN2018 04:20 UTC) Maintenance completed. The next and final round of maintenance for January 19, 2018 will take place at 09:00 UTC.

Update: (19JAN2018 04:00 UTC) We've started another round of maintenance. Servers you are connected to may restart; although, you should be able to immediately reconnect. If not, we suggest you reconnect using irc.darenet.org. Downtime should be minimal.

Update: (18JAN2018 09:15 UTC) We've completed all maintenance for the January 18, 2018 window.

Update: (18JAN2018 04:00 UTC) We've started maintenance for our January 18, 2018 window. You may see some restarts and netsplits. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Scheduled: We will be performing maintenance on some of our IRC servers, including services.*, the machine that provides our account and channel services, starting January 18, 2018 thru January 1 9, 2018 betweeen 4:00 AM - 9:00AM UTC each day. We will update this post once the work is complete.

Scheduled Maintenance - 13 DEC 2017

Completed: (13DEC2017 23:59 UTC) services.* maintenance is complete. Account and channel services are online and operational.

Update: (13DEC2017 23:41 UTC) We've started maintenance. C, N and V will be unavailable during this time. We will provide updates as necessary.

Scheduled: We will be performing maintenance on services.*, the machine that provides our account and channel services, on December 13, 2017 at 23:00 UTC. We will update this post once the work is complete.

irc6.darenet.org pool being discontinued

We will be discontinung the irc6.darenet.org pool on December 18, 2015. From that point on, it will simply redirect to irc.darenet.org which contains both A and AAAA records for our IRC servers. Truth is, we've done a poor job at keeping the irc6.* pool up-to-date, and the majority of IPv6 users are already using the main pool to reach our IPv6-enabled servers.

Scheduled Maintenance 22-10-2015

Completed - The scheduled maintenance has been completed.

We will be performing planned server maintenance on a subset of IRC servers (including those that host our account and channel management services) and the website on October 22, 2015 starting around 09:00 UTC (05:00 ET), which will require the physical hosts to be restarted. We expect downtime to be minimal, and urge users to use the irc.darenet.org round robin or webchat which will connect you to servers not scheduled in this maintenance window.

Scheduled Maintenance 20-10-2015

Completed - The scheduled maintenance has been completed.

We will be performing planned server maintenance on a subset of servers around 22:00 UTC (18:00 ET), which will require the physical hosts to be restarted. We expect downtime to be minimal, and urge users to use the irc.darenet.org round robin or webchat which will connect you to servers not scheduled in this maintenance window.