Happy New Year! To ring in the new year, we'll be performing several updates across the network. To get us started, we'll be migrating to yeti, our in-house snircd (ircu) fork which has been in the works for awhile. Unfortunately, this means mass restarts across the network, but we think it'll be worth it in the long run. To ensure you're able to reconnect immediately, we suggest always using irc.darenet.org.
Information on some of the notable changes between ircd-darenet2 and yeti can be found here.
A note regarding certificate fingerprints
The new ircd uses SHA-256 as its client certificate fingerprint generation algorithm. This means the old SHA1 certificate fingerprints will no longer work. You can add the new fingerprint to your account by authenticating with your password and using the
/msg N ADDCERT command. From that point on, CertFP auth should continue to work as normal.