On Monday, October 26th, 2020 we will be updating the
forgeapi.puppet.com DNS records (as well as the legacy
forgeapi.puppetlabs.com records) to point to a new IPv4 address. This change is being made as part of ongoing work to improve the performance and reliability of the Forge website and API service.
The new IP address is
188.8.131.52. This address is already functional and you can configure Puppet to use it via the temporary hostname
forgeapi-new.puppet.com. We recommend only using this hostname only for testing purposes, please keep your primary configurations pointed to the default hostname.
We realize that some users have to make firewall exceptions so that their clients can access the Puppet Forge which is why we are pre-announcing this change. To help facilitate a smooth transition, the Forge website and API service will continue to be available on the old IP address until at least Monday, November 9th, 2020.
Users that need to access Forge via the old IP may configure Puppet to use the temporary hostname
forgeapi-old.puppet.com. Note that this DNS record will be updated to point to the new IP once the old IP is deactivated. Please be sure to make any necessary updates to your firewall configurations before November 9th, 2020.
The Forge API will continue to be available via IPv6 (as well as IPv4 but on a dynamic set of addresses) through the alternate hostname
forgeapi-cdn.puppet.com with no changes.
This is the first time in approximately 5 years that we have changed the Forge IP address.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at email@example.com. Thank you.