Since its beginnings, the Fedora Project has used the freenode IRC network
for our project communications. Due to a variety of recent changes to that
network, the Fedora Project is moving our IRC communications to Libera.Chat.
If you are a current IRC user, please go and register your nick(s) on
Libera.Chat ( https://libera.chat/guides/registration#registering ) and
rejoin the #fedora related channels you wish to. You can take this
opportunity to choose a new secure password and make sure you are
connecting via SSL. There is good documentation about choosing an IRC
client at https://libera.chat/guides/clients
If you are a Matrix user, we ask for your patience as we get bridges setup
on the new network. If you were joined to rooms via the generic freenode
bridge, you will need to leave them and rejoin the fedora rooms in matrix
(which will be plumbed with the Libera channels)
As of 2021-05-28 our official IRC presence is on irc.libera.chat.
Many Fedora channels have moved over and are ready on Libera.Chat. However,
less-used channels have not be automatically setup. If you need a specific
#fedora-* IRC channel setup, please file a ticket at http://pagure.io/irc
requesting the channel.
New channels should have the same name as they did on freenode. For
example: #fedora, #fedora-admin, #fedora-devel, and #fedora-join.
If you would like a fedora IRC ‘cloak’ you can request it at:
(an IRC cloak obfuscates your client host address and shows ‘fedora’
instead). Please note that cloaks are not foolproof, there are ways for
people to still get your IP, but they do make it more difficult for people
to obtain your IP.
Also, look for upcoming exciting announcements around Fedora’s Matrix
Note: This affects EPEL 7 only. Nginx is not delivered through EPEL for EL8.
This is a friendly heads-up that nginx will see a major version upgrade
in EPEL 7 soon.
Due to existing CVEs (most recently, CVE-2021-23017) affecting the
unmaintained 1.16 version stream I am replacing nginx 1.16.1 currently
in EPEL 7 with version 1.20.1.
To fix another CVE (CVE-2016-1247) the permissions on the log folder
/var/log/nginx have changed to root:root and mode 700.
While my testing showed that this will not break nginx logging, it may
affect applications other than nginx that access nginx log files. So
please plan accordingly if this use case applies to you.
No breaking config changes should have occurred between these versions,
but I am obviously unable to test every use case out there. So please
use the next 14 days the update will sit in epel-testing to do some
testing in your environment.
Furthermore this update is built against OpenSSL 1.1, so TLSv1.3 is now
available in nginx on EL7.
I have provided a relatively comprehensive change log in the Bodhi
I appreciate your testing efforts and any feedback you can provide.
Thanks and regards,