DigitalIRC is now accessible via TOR

After more than a few people asking we are now adding access to the network via TOR. Currently we will still maintain the ban we have on accessing us on our public interfaces from tor or an open proxy.

Our hidden service address is digircai4g4klycq.onion or akewqkbn4nc3it7n.onion on which we will only listen on with ssl on port 6697. More information about tor can be found on the TOR Project website and we highly recommend the TOR Browser Bundle.

Mooo offline for maintenance

Mooo and out some of our extended services will be going offline for maintenance on Friday 28th November. This downtime is to facilitate server side updates and software updates that would normally disrupt the IRC network.

During this time the other servers & core services such as the webchat and nickserv. will remain online. Mooo will be taken out of the server pool on the 27th November to allow for DNS to update fully.

Services Downtime

We are planning a short maintenance window for the 20th December 2013 at 12:00 GMT and should only last 1 hour. This will allow us to upgrade our services and carry out minor database management.

During the downtime chanserv and nickserv authentication and channel management will be unavailable. Services will be put into read-only mode 30 minutes before the maintenance is scheduled to start.
StatServ and the RSS bots should not be disrupted but the services web interface will also be unavailable.

Update

The update has been completed fully and services are now all running at 100%

Pinkfloyd delinks from the network & other updates

Sad news, we have received confirmation from ^tammy^ that pinkfloyd will be permanently delinking from the network.

This would leave our western US coverage pretty thin but the provider of tubes has agreed to move it to a datacenter in LA!

We have also changed the way our main round robbin irc.digitalirc.org. It will now forward you to one of the geographic round robins based on your location.

Network updates!

On Monday 12 August 2013 we will be migrating the network from UnrealIRCd to InspIRCd.

This will allow us to have more fine grained control over the features the network offers.

The downtime is planned to start at 16:00 GMT until 18:00 GMT

This post will be updated when the update has happened.

Update completed successfully.