synIRC strives to provide a free, safe, stable, and secure environment for internet relay chat (IRC) with minimal negative intrusion or impact from network staff.

North America hub upgrades

We will be updating the software running on our North American hubs in the next two weeks to hopefully address an issue where some client servers are becoming desynchronized with the rest of the network.

Our secondary North America hub will be upgraded this coming weekend on Saturday, 24 September. The hub will only be offline for a few minutes and should have minimal impact.

Our primary North America hub will then be upgraded the next weekend on Saturday, 01 October. We will try to move servers off that hub ahead of time so there will be smaller splits throughout the week rather than one huge split as the hub goes down.

Change of provider for hades.synirc.net

hades.de.eu.synirc.net has been moved to a new provider in France. The server is now hades.fr.eu.synirc.net and is currently going through the testing process.

New ownership of downtown.tx.us.synirc.net

Jake, the previous co-admin of downtown.tx.us.synirc.net, has taken ownership of that server. The previous admin, Aden, will stay on as co-admin.

Forums upgraded

We have upgraded the website forums. These should perform better and correct issues that were present in the previous version of the software. The forums are also now SSL-enabled.

There may still be some issues with the new forum software. If you encounter any, please let us know in the Website/Forums Support forum.

We are also working on a new theme for the forums that will better match the rest of the website.

Full link: hades.de.eu.synirc.net

We forgot to mention that Aden has gracefully donated a second server, hades.de.eu.synirc.net, for our European pool. This server was accepted as a test link on 19 June 2011 and was promoted to a full link on 27 July 2011.

Services upgrade on 28 June 2011

We will be conducting maintenance on network services around 9am EDT on Tuesday, 28 June 2011 to upgrade network services to the newest available stable version. Services will be offline for the upgrade but this should take no more than a few minutes. No registrations should be affected.

As part of the upgrade, we will be aliasing /ns sendpass to /ns resetpass so /ns sendpass works as expected, even with the encrypted services passwords.

New website launched

Months in the making, we have finally launched our redesigned site. We hope that this site will be more useful to current and prospective users.

In the near future, we're planning to roll out further enhancements:

  • SSL on the forum and webchat
  • Upgrading the forum

If you have any further recommendations for the site or if you have any issues, please let us know via the forum.

Replacement: unity.dk.eu.synirc.net replaces zero.dk.eu.synirc.net

bEnnox replaced zero.dk.eu.synirc.net with unity.dk.eu.synirc.net in April. unity.dk.eu.synirc.net is a much newer server and supports IPv6 which zero did not.

Full link: downtown.tx.us.synirc.net

Our test link downtown.tx.us.synirc.net, donated by Asus, has passed the test link process and has become our newest full link. Congratulations!

Full link: nightmare.uk.eu.synirc.net

Our test link nightmare.uk.eu.synirc.net, donated by Shadows, has passed the test link process and has become our newest full link. Congratulations!

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