Server Updates Saturday

There will be a lot of changes to the server October 25th, 2014 at 1:00 AM CT. During this time the server will be down for no more than 15-30 minutes. Some of the new changes are bellow:

  • IPv6 — The server will now have support for IPv6
  • UnrealIRCD — This will be updated to the current version
  • Relocation — The main server will be relocated to a new company/dc

What does this mean for everyone? Not a god damn thing! Nothing will change but the server IP. All data, accounts, channel etc. will still be there like nothing happened. Most of you wont even notice a change!

UPDATE: The server maintenance is now completed!

Recent DNS Changes

I am sure very few of you have noticed the DNS change. I decided to move away from my domain registrar’s hosted DNS due to theirs being a target of DDoSing as of late. I then decided to try Cloudflare’s free service mainly for DNS and CDN. While the services were great I quickly noticed some issues with reverse proxy, specifically for IRC.

After not wanting to deal with configuring separate services to resolve IP’s correctly I moved to Cloudns. Cloudns has some very good features including RDNS and also has very fast DNS updating on premium servers. If you were experiencing issues connecting to IRC it was because of the DNS updates.