I received this today from NativeSpace - the hosting company that we rent the Forums webserver from:
Scheduled Maintenance - Saturday 20th/Sunday 21st January 2007
This is an advisory to let you know that we shall be performing a scheduled maintenance this coming weekend between 23:00 GMT Saturday 20th January 2007 and 04:00 GMT Sunday 21st January 2007.
Upgrading operating system on Juniper core and edge routers. Topology change on metro switching network to migrate inter-site links to separate wavelengths.
Each Juniper core and edge router will be taken offline and upgraded in turn. Switch links between our various datacenter facilities will be migrated to separate wavelengths in turn. We have several routers to upgrade and connections to migrate, hence the long maintenance window. In the unlikely event that there is downtime due to the work, it will be limited to under 5 minutes at a time and a maximum of 2 occurrences.
Should you have any queries on this matter please contact us directly using the email link below,
...If what they say is correct, the impact will be minimal...but if the forums are down around this time - please remember those infamous words!