[Scheduled Maintenance] Maintenance and Re-routing

Hi, all. Main rotation servers will be coming down for maintenance and rerouting on two occasions this month:

  1. 13 August 2004 at 6am UTC (10 hours from now). Priority maintenance on a single main-rotation server. The server will be shut down and users will be shunted to other servers.

    Affected users: about 2,500. Duration: momentary.

  2. 23 August 2004 at 11am UTC. Network maintenance on three main-rotation servers and hubbing. The servers will be shut down at the beginning of the maintenance window and users will be shunted to other servers. User nick and channel services will be down for about one hour; proxyscanning and staff tools will remain up.

    Affected users: all. Duration: about one hour.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience, and thank you for using freenode!