In a couple of minutes, I will be shutting down irc.wikimedia.org and the rc bot to perform a much needed upgrade of the irc server.
We have been experiencing problems with the current server, with IRC feeds not showing up, and the goal is to remedy these problems, as well as incorporating new functionality.
The documentation for the new new server will show up shortly thereafter on Wikitech.
It is excpected that there will be a little downtime during which users will not be able to connect to irc.wikimedia.org. The upgrade should take about 10 minutes, and there is a rollback plan in case something goes wonky.
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