Just a quick update, we had a few hiccups on the IRC Servers this week but the servers are back up in action now...
IRC2 went down after a 467 day uptime for about 10 minutes today.
IRC1 went down after a 296 day uptime for about an hour on the 17th.
The round robbin server should attempt to place you on the servers randomly when you attempt to connect, so when one is down you can either try to reconnect to the round robbin (irc.undergroundnews.net) or to the servers directly (irc1.undergroundnews.net and irc2.undergroundnews.net). For our SSL users, all servers have SSL support compiled on port 6666.