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04/29 - Scheduled Server Maintenance (COMPLETE)

 

04/29 - 19:26CDT **THIS MAINTENANCE PERIOD HAS CONCLUDED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE!**

 

04/29 - 16:38CDT **WE ARE CURRENTLY IN THE MAINTENANCE PERIOD. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO CONNECT, PLEASE TRY AGAIN LATER.**

 

Services Effected:

  • Sapphire (RESTART REQUIRED)
  • Ruby (RESTART REQUIRED)
  • Onyx (RESTART REQUIRED)
  • RawrNet BNC (RESTART REQUIRED)

Notes:

 PLEASE NOTE: Affected services/systems are subject to change. While we try to ensure that we get as much information as possible to our users well before scheduled maintenance there are unavoidable changes that need to be made as we learn of packages/services that are out of date. Expected downtime for each service that needs to be restarted is ~20-30min. If you are on an IRC server that goes offline on 04/29 try to connect to another server, or simply wait until that server comes back online

  If you are online at the time that IRC services (Anope) is restarted, you may need to identify for your nick again. Don't worry, we don't update IRC services very often due to long periods between releases.

  If you are a RawrNet BNC user, you may experience an extended downtime after the ZNC service is restarted. This is due to how ZNC queues the users for reconnection after starting the service. Please allow up to 20min for you to be reconnected to Sinsira before requesting help. If you are still unable to connect to Sinsira after 20 minutes please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or join #Help on irc.sinsira.net.

03/24 - Scheduled Server Maintenance

 

Servers Affected:

  • Sapphire

Services Affected:

  • IRC Services (RESTART REQUIRED)
  • RawrNet BNC (RESTART REQUIRED)

Notes:

 PLEASE NOTE: Affected services/systems are subject to change. While we try to ensure that we get as much information as possible to our users well before scheduled maintenance there are unavoidable changes that need to be made as we learn of packages/services that are out of date. Expected downtime for each service that needs to be restarted is ~5-10min. If you are on an IRC server that goes offline on 03/24 try to connect to another server, or simply wait until that server comes back online

  If you are online at the time that IRC services (Anope) is restarted, you may need to identify for your nick again. Don't worry, we don't update IRC services very often due to long periods between releases.

  If you are a RawrNet BNC user, you may experience an extended downtime after the ZNC service is restarted. This is due to how ZNC queues the users for reconnection after starting the service. Please allow up to 20min for you to be reconnected to Sinsira before requesting help. If you are still unable to connect to Sinsira after 20 minutes please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or join #Help on irc.sinsira.net.

 

Hey Sinsirans,

We care about security, convenience, and stability. I can honestly say that those ideals are something we focus on all the time.

With security and stability comes the cost of some planned downtime. While we try to keep it as infrequent as possible, there are things such as security patches that are critical to our focus on security. The beauty of having multiple servers, and a BNC service managed by the staff of the network is that we can do these patches and any maintenance with little disruption to our users.

01/21/2016 - 01/24/2016 We will be systematically taking servers down one at a time to perform maintenance on them. While some of our servers may be down for quite a while longer than others, there will always be the other servers to connect to. When you connect via irc.sinsira.net instead of using one of the specific hostnames each server has, you will be automatically routed a server that is online! If you're a RawrBNC user, the admins will be ensuring that your connection stays on one of the working servers with very little jumping around. Just keep connecting as you always have.

There's good news in all of this. Not only will Sinsira and it's related services be more secure, they will be far more stable and convenient than ever! There are some exciting changes on the horizon!

 

Namaste,

Risardyo

(Community Administrator) 

Hey Sinsirans!

Well, the maintenance went better than we could have even hoped. Only one server needed a reboot!

With the recent server updates, we decided to address some issues in our Terms of Service that some users had. We went ahead and re-wrote the Terms of Service and they are now live. This new TOS is effective immediately!

Keep tuned into this page because we have some new and exciting changes coming around the bend!

 

Namaste,

Risardyo

(Community Administrator)

Hey Sinsirans!

You may have noticed that there have been some changes on Sinsira the last couple of days. Sinsira has been blessed with a new link with the CatieChat IRC Network, the official Boxxy fan IRC network!

There was some downtime while we got the link in working order, but everything is running optimally now. CatieChat has been like a sister network to Sinsira IRC for over a year now, and that counts for something. Users from CatieChat don't need to worry about rule changes, or other things getting in the way of them being the stellar users they've always been. The staff on both networks have worked tirelessly to produce a great environment for the users to enjoy! Thanks to Sinsira's general rule of allowing channels to do what they will, users of the former CatieChat IRC Network can take comfort in the fact that their operators will run their channels like they always have!

Along with the link, Sinsira gave o-lines to every IRCop that presided over CatieChat so that the users know that they have fair representation on this foreign (to some) network. That being said, most IRC network links come with some tension. Apprehension over the new TOS has already made itself apparent. However, as stated in the previous paragraph, there will be no change to the way CatieChat's original channels are run.

Sinsira would also like to welcome our new staff member to the team; CommVenus. CommVenus has a history of being a caring, kind, and fair IRCop and we know that he will deliver the same amazing traits to the Sinsira staff.

Thank you CatieChat users for being as flippin' awesome as you are! Sinsira is rather picky about who we link with, so take comfort in the fact that the staff on Sinsira already loved you to begin with!

 

Namaste,

Risardyo

(Community Administrator)

   
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