Hope you had a nice celebration time :-).
=== Plans for the Future ===
One of the main priority this year is to replace Orfeo and Toushirou's
bodies, as they are getting quite old (and slow). If you have any advice
or opportunity, please tell us.
There's also work underway to make service more reliable and we'd like
to revive the monitoring which is currently down because Korutopi is no
We'll continue evaluating our service to close down obsolete ones and
focus energy on more interesting things. Feel free to suggest
=== Open Infrastructure ===
There's ongoing steps to make our work more visible and transparent.
DuckCorp is almost an Open Infrastructure now, with only few
documentation bits still hidden. Many things are still manually managed
on the servers, so involuntarily hidden, but with the switch to Ansible
for configuration management, this is improving quickly.
You can have a look at the project wiki here:
And the code / main README:
All the bits are Free Software of course. We welcome contributions.
=== Security Fixes ===
In light of the recent processor-related failures, we'll be rebooting
the machines with new kernels soon, when all fixes are available. The
exact time will be announced on IRC.
=== IRC Upgrade ===
We already planned to change the IRC softwares which became
unmaintained. TLS linking support was broken but happily all traffic is
confined in the Hivane network so no big deal. Also the services
regularly "forget" about channel settings, even for so called permanent
channels, which is really annoying.
We'd also like to promote use of TLS in order to improve the network's
privacy. We will do this step by step.
Recently many SPAM attacks happened on public networks and being a small
isolated network did not help. Enforcing TLS and/or identifying to
NICKSERV could be a very efficient way to block all SPAM out.
The services will soon be shutdown, we can live without it. One of the
two servers will be put out of rotation too to be rebuilt with the new
software. Please use `irc.milkypond.org` to connect or you may end-up on
the empty and unstable server being built. The switch to the new network
will be advertised on the old network and the remaining server shutdown
to allow people to reconnect automagically to the new one.
Marc Dequènes (Duck)