Archive of Our Own Scheduled Downtime: Firewall upgrade

The Archive of Our Own will have some scheduled downtime on Thursday January 17 at 18.30 UTC (see what time this in in your timezone). We expect the downtime to last about 15 minutes.

This downtime is to allow us to make some changes to our firewall which will make it better able to cope under heavy loads. This will help with the kinds of connection issues we experienced last week: our colocation host has generously offered to help us out with this (thanks, Randy!).

As usual, we’ll tweet from AO3_Status before we start and when we go back up, and we’ll update there if anything unexpected happens.