I will be doing some work on irc.6697.co.uk which will involve bringing the server down for a short period of time, and swapping out the DNS record for the server.
New software is being deployed which allows us to put this onto our Kubernetes cluster, and may cause instabilities on this particular server since the software is experimental.
Please bear with us, or feel free to move your connection over to one of the many others in our list while the migration and testing of experimental software occurs.
If you're interested in the development of this software, feel free to join #irclb on IRC. :)