[openstack-dev] Proposal to move from Freenode to OFTC

Stephen Gran stephen.gran at theguardian.com
Tue Mar 4 11:12:13 UTC 2014

On 04/03/14 11:01, Thierry Carrez wrote:
> James E. Blair wrote:
>> Freenode has been having a rough time lately due to a series of DDoS
>> attacks which have been increasingly disruptive to collaboration.
>> Fortunately there's an alternative.
>> OFTC <URL:http://www.oftc.net/> is a robust and established alternative
>> to Freenode.  It is a smaller network whose mission statement makes it a
>> less attractive target.  It's significantly more stable than Freenode
>> and has friendly and responsive operators.  The infrastructure team has
>> been exploring this area and we think OpenStack should move to using
>> OFTC.
> There is quite a bit of literature out there pointing to Freenode, like
> presentation slides from old conferences. We should expect people to
> continue to join Freenode's channels forever. I don't think staying a
> few weeks on those channels to redirect misled people will be nearly
> enough. Could we have a longer plan ? Like advertisement bots that would
> advise every n hours to join the right servers ?

Why not just set /topic to tell people to connect to OFTC and join there?

Stephen Gran
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