1. ngIRCd - Next Generation IRC Server
  3. (c)2001-2013 Alexander Barton and Contributors.
  4. ngIRCd is free software and published under the
  5. terms of the GNU General Public License.
  6. -- NEWS --
  7. ngIRCd 20.3 (2013-08-23)
  8. - This release is a bugfix release only, without new features.
  9. - Security: Fix a denial of service bug (server crash) which could happen
  10. when the configuration option "NoticeAuth" is enabled (which is NOT the
  11. default) and ngIRCd failed to send the "notice auth" messages to new
  12. clients connecting to the server (CVE-2013-5580).
  13. ngIRCd 20.2 (2013-02-15)
  14. - This release is a bugfix release only, without new features.
  15. - Security: Fix a denial of service bug in the function handling KICK
  16. commands that could be used by arbitrary users to to crash the daemon
  17. (CVE-2013-1747).
  18. ngIRCd 20.1 (2013-01-02)
  19. - This release is a bugfix release only, without new features.
  20. ngIRCd 20 (2012-12-17)
  21. - Allow user names ("INDENT") up to 20 characters when ngIRCd has not
  22. been configured for "strict RFC mode". This is useful if you are using
  23. external (PAM) authenticaion mechanisms that require longer user names.
  24. Patch suggested by Brett Smith <>, see
  25. <>.
  26. ngIRCd 20~rc2 (2012-12-02)
  27. - Rework cloaked hostname handling and implement the "METADATA cloakhost"
  28. subcommand: Now ngIRCd uses two fields internally, one to store the
  29. "real" hostname and one to save the "cloaked" hostname. This allows
  30. "foreign servers" (aka "IRC services") to alter the real and cloaked
  31. hostnames of clients without problems, even when the user itself issues
  32. additional "MODE +x" and "MODE -x" commands.
  33. ngIRCd 20~rc1 (2012-11-11)
  34. - Update doc/Services.txt: describe the upcoming version of Anope 1.9.8,
  35. then including a protocol module for ngIRCd. And remove our own patches
  36. in ./contrib/Anope because they aren't supported any more ...
  37. - Implement new "METADATA" command which can be used by remote servers
  38. and IRC services to update client metadata like the client info text
  39. ("real name"), user name, and hostname, and use this command to
  40. configure an cloaked hostname (user mode "+x") on remote servers:
  41. This prevents "double cloaking" of hostnames and even cloaked
  42. hostnames are in sync on all servers supporting "METADATA" now.
  43. - Implement new IRC "SVSNICK" command to allow remote servers (and IRC
  44. services) to change nicknames of already registered users. The SVSNICK
  45. command itself doesn't change the nickname, but it becomes forwarded
  46. to the server to which the user is connected to. And then this server
  47. initiates the real nickname changing using regular NICK commands.
  48. This allows to run mixed networks with old servers not supporting the
  49. SVSNICK command, because SVSNICK commands for nicknames on such servers
  50. are silently ignored and don't cause a desynchronization of the network.
  51. - New configuration option "MaxListSize" to configure the maximum number
  52. of channels returned by a LIST command. The default is 100, as before.
  53. - Implement user mode "b", "block messages": when a user has set mode "b",
  54. all private messages and notices to this user are blocked if they don't
  55. originate from a registered user, an IRC Op, server or service. The
  56. originator gets an error numeric sent back in this case,
  57. ERR_NONONREG_MSG (486), which is used by UnrealIRCd, too. (Closes #144)
  58. - Implement channel mode "V" (invite disallow): If the new channel mode
  59. "V" is set, the INVITE command becomes invalid and all clients get the
  60. new ERR_NOINVITE_MSG (518) reply. (Closes #143)
  61. - Implement channel mode "Q" and user mode "q": Both modes protect users
  62. from channel kicks: only IRC operators and servers can kick users having
  63. mode "q" or in channels with mode "Q". (Closes #141)
  64. - Allow users to "cloak" their hostname only when the configuration
  65. variable "CloakHostModeX" (introduced in 19.2) is set. Otherwise, only
  66. IRC operators, other servers, and services are allowed to set the user
  67. mode "+x": this prevents regular users from changing their hostmask to
  68. the name of the IRC server itself, which confused quite a few people ;-)
  69. (Closes #133)
  70. - New configuration option "OperChanPAutoOp": If disabled, IRC operators
  71. don't become channel operators in persistent channels when joining.
  72. Enabled by default, which has been the behavior of ngIRCd up to this
  73. patch. (Closes #135)
  74. - Allow IRC operators to see secret (+s) channels in LIST command as long
  75. as the "MorePrivacy" configuration option isn't enabled in the
  76. configuration file. (Closes #136)
  77. - Implement new (optional) IRC+ "CHARCONV" command to set a client
  78. character set that the server translates all messages to/from UTF-8.
  79. This feature requires the "libiconv" library and must be enabled using
  80. the new "--with-iconv" option of the ./configure script. See
  81. doc/Protocol.txt for details. (Closes #109)
  82. - Implement user mode "B" ("Bot flag"): it is settable and unsettable by
  83. every (non-restricted) client. This is how Unreal and InspIRCd do
  84. behave, and so do we :-)
  85. - Implement channel mode "M": Only the server, identified users and IRC
  86. operators are able to talk in such a channel.
  87. - Block nicknames that are reserved for services and are defined using the
  88. configuration variable "ServiceMask" in "Server" blocks; And this
  89. variable now can handle more than one mask separated by commas.
  90. - Implemented XOP channel user modes: "Half Op" ("+h", prefix "%") can set
  91. the channel modes +imntvIbek and kick all +v and normal users; "Admin"
  92. ("+a", prefix "&") can set channel modes +imntvIbekoRsz and kick all +o,
  93. +h, +v and normal users; and "Owner" ("+q", prefix "~") can set channel
  94. modes +imntvIbekoRsz and kick all +a, +o, +h, +v and normal users.
  95. - Implement hashed cloaked hostnames for both the "CloakHost" and
  96. "CloakHostModeX" configuration options: now the admin can use the new
  97. '%x' placeholder to insert a hashed version of the clients hostname,
  98. and the new configuration option "CloakHostSalt" defines the salt for
  99. the hash function. When "CloakHostSalt" is not set (the default), a
  100. random salt will be generated after each server restart.
  101. ngIRCd Release 19.2 (2012-06-19)
  102. ngIRCd 19.2~rc1 (2012-06-13)
  103. - New configuration option "CloakHostModeX" to configure the hostname
  104. that gets used for IRC clients which have user mode "+x" enabled.
  105. Up to now, the name of the IRC server itself has been used for this,
  106. which still is the default when "CloakHostModeX" isn't set.
  107. - Add instructions for setting up Atheme IRC services.
  108. - Implement support for IRC capability handling, the new "CAP" command,
  109. and capablity "multi-prefix" which allows both the NAME and WHO command
  110. handlers to return more than one "class prefix" to the client.
  111. ngIRCd Release 19.1 (2012-03-19)
  112. - Really include _all_ patches to build the Anope module into the
  113. distribution archive ... ooops!
  114. ngIRCd Release 19 (2012-02-29)
  115. ngIRCd 19~rc1 (2012-02-12)
  116. - Update preliminary ngIRCd protocol module for Anope 1.9.6, which now
  117. is the only supported version.
  118. - New numeric RPL_WHOISHOST_MSG(378), which returns the DNS host name
  119. (if available) and the IP address of a client in the WHOIS reply.
  120. Only the user itself and local IRC operators get this numeric.
  121. - Implement channel exception list (mode 'e'). This allows a channel
  122. operator to define exception masks that allow users to join the
  123. channel even when a "ban" would match and prevent them from joining:
  124. the exception list (e) overrides the ban list (b).
  125. - Implement user mode 'C': If the target user of a PRIVMSG or NOTICE
  126. command has the user mode 'C' set, it is required that both sender
  127. and receiver are on the same channel. This prevents private flooding
  128. by completely unknown clients.
  129. - New RPL_WHOISREGNICK_MSG(307) numeric in WHOIS command replies: it
  130. indicates if a nickname is registered (if user mode 'R' set).
  131. - Limit channel invite, ban, and exception lists to 50 entries and fix
  132. duplicate check and error messages when adding already listed entries
  133. or deleting no (longer) existing ones.
  134. - Limit the number of list items in the reply of LIST (100), WHO (25),
  135. WHOIS (10), and WHOWAS (25) commands.
  136. - Limit the MODE command to handle a maximum number of 5 channel modes
  137. that require an argument (+Ibkl) per call and report this number
  138. in the ISUPPORT(005) numeric: "MODES=5".
  139. - LINKS command: support <mask> parameter to limit the reply.
  140. - Add 1 second penalty for every further target on PRIVMSG/NOTICE
  141. commands: this reduces the possibility of flooding channels with
  142. commands like "PRIVMSG/NOTICE #a,#n,#c,... :message" a little bit.
  143. Problem noticed by Cahata, thanks!
  144. - New configuration option "PAMIsOptional": when set, clients not
  145. sending a password are still allowed to connect: they won't become
  146. "identified" and keep the "~" character prepended to their supplied
  147. user name. See "man 5 ngircd.conf" for details.
  148. - Fixed handling of WHO commands. This fixes two bugs: "WHO <nick>"
  149. returned nothing at all if the user was "+i" (reported by Cahata,
  150. thanks) and "WHO <nick|nickmask>" returned channel names instead
  151. of "*" when the user was member of a (visible) channel.
  152. - LUSERS reply: only count channels that are visible to the requesting
  153. client, so the existence of secret channels is no longer revealed by
  154. using LUSERS. Reported by Cahata, thanks!
  155. - Unknown user and channel modes no longer stop the mode parser, but
  156. are simply ignored. Therefore modes after the unknown one are now
  157. handled. This is how ircd2.10/ircd2.11/ircd-seven behave, at least.
  158. Reported by Cahata, thanks!
  159. - Implement IRC commands "GLINE" and "KLINE" to ban users. G-Lines are
  160. synchronized between server on peering, K-Lines are local only.
  161. If you use "*!<user>@<host>" or "*!*@<host>" masks, these connections
  162. are blocked even before the user is fully logged in (before PASS,
  163. NICK, and USER commands have been processed) and before the child
  164. processes for authentication are forked, so resource usage is smaller.
  165. - Added doc/Modes.txt: document modes supported by ngIRCd.
  166. - Implement user mode "R": indicates that the nickname of this user
  167. is "registered". This mode isn't handled by ngIRCd itself, but must
  168. be set and unset by IRC services like Anope.
  169. - Implement channel mode "R": only registered users (having the user
  170. mode "R" set) are allowed to join this channel.
  171. - Test suite: bind to loopback ( interface only.
  172. - Handle unknown user and channel modes: these modes are saved and
  173. forwarded to other servers, but ignored otherwise.
  174. - Handle channel user modes 'a', 'h', and 'q' from remote servers.
  175. These channel user modes aren't used for anything at the moment,
  176. but ngIRCd knows that these three modes are "channel user modes"
  177. and not "channel modes", that is that these modes take an "nickname"
  178. argument. Like unknown user and channel modes, these modes are saved
  179. and forwarded to other servers, but ignored otherwise.
  180. ngIRCd Release 18 (2011-07-10)
  181. - Add preliminary ngIRCd protocol module for Anope 1.9 to contrib/Anope/.
  182. ngIRCd 18~rc2 (2011-06-29)
  183. - GnuTLS: use 1024 bits as minimum size of the DH prime. This enables
  184. ngIRCd to accept incoming connections from other servers and clients
  185. that "only" use at least 1024 bits again, like ngIRCd 17 did (and no
  186. longer requires 2048 bits for incoming connections).
  187. ngIRCd 18~rc1 (2011-06-27)
  188. - New configuration option "MorePrivacy" to "censor" some user information.
  189. When enabled, signon time and idle time is left out. Part and quit
  190. messages are made to look the same. WHOWAS requests are silently dropped.
  191. All of this is useful if one wish to conceal users that access the ngircd
  192. servers from TOR or I2P.
  193. - New configuration option "ScrubCTCP" to scrub incoming CTCP commands. If
  194. activated, the server silently drops incoming CTCP requests from both
  195. other servers and from users. The server that scrubs CTCP will not forward
  196. the CTCP requests to other servers in the network either, which can spell
  197. trouble if not every oper knows about the CTCP-scrubbing. Scrubbing CTCP
  198. commands also means that it is not possible to send files between users.
  199. There is one exception to the CTCP scrubbing performed: ACTION ("/me
  200. commands") requests are not scrubbed.
  201. - Restructure ngIRCd configuration file: introduce new [Limits], [Options],
  202. and [SSL] sections. The intention of this restructuring is to make the
  203. [Global] section much cleaner, so that it only contains variables that
  204. most installations must adjust to the local requirements. All the optional
  205. variables are moved to [Limits], for configurable limits and timers of
  206. ngIRCd, and [Options], for optional features. All SSL-related variables
  207. are moved to [SSL] and the "SSL"-prefix is stripped. The old variables in
  208. the [Global] section are deprecated now, but are still recognized.
  209. => Don't forget to check your configuration, use "ngircd --configtest"!
  210. - New documentation "how to contribute": doc/Contributing.txt.
  211. - Avoid needlessly scary 'buffer overflow' messages: When the write buffer
  212. space grows too large, ngIRCd has to disconnect the client to avoid
  213. wasting too much memory, which is logged with a scary 'write buffer
  214. overflow' message. Change this to a more descriptive wording.
  215. - New configuration option "RequireAuthPing": PING-PONG on login. When
  216. enabled, this configuration option lets ngIRCd send a PING with an numeric
  217. "token" to clients logging in; and it will not become registered in the
  218. network until the client responds with the correct PONG.
  219. - New configuration option "NoticeAuth": send NOTICE AUTH on connect. When
  220. active, ngircd will send "NOTICE AUTH" messages on client connect time
  221. like e.g. snircd (QuakeNet) does.
  222. - Add support for up to 3 targets in WHOIS queries, also allow up to one
  223. wildcard query from local hosts. Follows ircd 2.10 implementation rather
  224. than RFC 2812. At most 10 entries are returned per wildcard expansion.
  225. - ngircd.conf(5) manual page: describe types of configuration variables
  226. (booleans, text strings, integer numbers) and add type information to each
  227. variable description.
  228. - Terminate incoming connections on HTTP commands "GET" and "POST".
  229. - New configuration option "CloakHost": when set, this host name is used for
  230. every client instead of the real DNS host name (or IP address).
  231. - New configuration option "CloakUserToNick": when enabled, ngIRCd sets
  232. every clients' user name to their nickname and hides the user name
  233. supplied by the IRC client.
  234. - Make write buffers bigger, but flush early. Before this change, a client
  235. got disconnected if the buffer flushing at 4k failed, now regular clients
  236. can store up to 32k and servers up 64k even if flushing is not possible at
  237. the moment. This enhances reliability on slow links.
  238. - Allow "Port = 0" in [Server] blocks. Port number 0 marks remote servers
  239. that try to connect to this daemon, but where this daemon never tries to
  240. establish a connection on its own: only incoming connections are allowed.
  241. - Enable WHOIS command to return information about services.
  242. - Implement channel mode 'O': "IRC operators only". This channel mode is
  243. used on DALnet (bahamut), for example.
  244. - Remove support for ZeroConf/Bonjour/Rendezvous service registration
  245. including the "[No]ZeroConf" configuration option.
  246. - Deprecate NoXX-Options in ngircd.conf and move new variants into our new
  247. [Options] section: 'NoDNS=no' => 'DNS=yes', 'NoIdent=no' => 'Ident=yes',
  248. 'NoPAM=no' => 'PAM=yes', and 'NoZeroConf=no' => 'ZeroConf=yes' (and
  249. vice-versa). The defaults are adjusted accordingly and the old variables
  250. in [Global] are still accepted, so there is no functional change.
  251. ngIRCd Release 17.1 (2010-12-19)
  252. - Don't log critical (or worse) messages to stderr
  253. - Remove "error file" when compiled with debug code enabled
  254. - New numeric 329: get channel creation time on "MODE #chan" commands
  255. ngIRCd Release 17 (2010-11-07)
  256. - doc: change path names in sample-ngircd.conf depending on sysconfdir
  257. ngIRCd 17~rc2 (2010-10-25)
  258. - Generate ngIRCd version number from GIT tag.
  259. - Make sourcecode compatible with ansi2knr again. This allows to compile
  260. ngIRCd using a pre-ANSI K&R C compiler again.
  261. ngIRCd 17~rc1 (2010-10-11)
  262. - New configuration option "NoZeroConf" to disable service registration at
  263. runtime even if ngIRCd is compiled with support for ZeroConf (e.g. using
  264. Howl, Avahi or on Mac OS X).
  265. - New configuration option "SyslogFacility" to define the syslog "facility"
  266. (the "target"), to which ngIRCd should send its log messages.
  267. Possible values are system dependant, but most probably "auth", "daemon",
  268. "user" and "local1" through "local7" are possible values; see syslog(3).
  269. Default is "local5" for historical reasons.
  270. - Dump the "internal server state" (configured servers, established
  271. connections and known clients) to the console or syslog when receiving
  272. the SIGUSR2 signal and debug mode is enabled.
  273. - Enable the daemon to disable and enable "debug mode" on runtime using
  274. signal SIGUSR1, when debug code is compiled in, not only on startup
  275. using the command line parameters.
  276. - Implement user mode "x": host name cloaking (closes: #102).
  277. - Change MOTD file handling: ngIRCd now caches the contens of the MOTD
  278. file, so the daemon now requires a HUP signal or REHASH command to
  279. re-read the MOTD file when its content changed.
  280. - Allow IRC ops to change channel modes even without OperServerMode set.
  281. - Allow IRC operators to use MODE command on any channel (closes: #100).
  282. - New configuration option "NoPAM" to disable PAM.
  283. - Implement asynchronous user authentication using PAM, please see the
  284. file doc/PAM.txt for details.
  285. - Add some documentation for using BOPM with ngIRCd, see doc/Bopm.txt.
  286. - Implement user mode "c": receive connect/disconnect NOTICEs. Note that
  287. this new mode requires the user to be an IRC operator.
  288. - Show SSL status in WHOIS output, numeric 275.
  289. ngIRCd Release 16 (2010-05-02)
  290. ngIRCd 16~rc2 (2010-04-25)
  291. - Enhace connection statistics counters: display total number of served
  292. connections on daemon shutdown and when a new client connects using
  293. the new numeric RPL_STATSCONN (250).
  294. ngIRCd 16~rc1 (2010-03-25)
  295. - Implement WEBIRC command used by some Web-IRC frontends. The password
  296. required to secure this command must be configured using the new
  297. "WebircPassword" variable in the ngircd.conf file.
  298. - Remove limit on max number of configured irc operators.
  299. - A new channel mode "secure connections only" (+z) has been implemented:
  300. Only clients using a SSL encrypted connection to the server are allowed
  301. to join such a channel.
  302. But please note three things: a) already joined clients are not checked
  303. when setting this mode, b) IRC operators are always allowed to join
  304. every channel, and c) remote clients using a server not supporting this
  305. mode are not checked either and therefore always allowed to join.
  306. ngIRCd Release 15 (2009-11-07)
  307. ngIRCd 15~rc1 (2009-10-15)
  308. - Do not add default listening port (6667) if SSL ports were specified, so
  309. ngIRCd can be configured to only accept SSL-encrypted connections now.
  310. - Enable IRC operators to use the IRC command SQUIT (insted of the already
  311. implemented but non-standard DISCONNECT command).
  312. - New configuration option "AllowRemoteOper" (disabled by default) that
  313. enables remote IRC operators to use the IRC commands SQUIT and CONNECT
  314. on the local server.
  315. - Enforce upper limit on maximum number of handled commands. This implements
  316. a throttling scheme: an IRC client can send up to 3 commands or 256 bytes
  317. per second before a one second pause is enforced.
  318. ngIRCd Release 14.1 (2009-05-05)
  319. - Security: fix remotely triggerable crash in SSL/TLS code.
  320. - Debian: build ngircd-full-dbg package.
  321. - Allow ping timeout quit messages to show the timeout value.
  322. ngIRCd Release 14 (2009-04-20)
  323. ngIRCd 14~rc1 (2009-03-29)
  324. - Allow creation of persistent modeless channels.
  325. - The INFO command reports the compile time now (if available).
  326. - Support individual channel keys for pre-defined channels: introduce
  327. new configuration variable "KeyFile" in [Channel] sections in ngircd.conf,
  328. here a file can be configured for each pre-defined channel which contains
  329. individual channel keys for different users.
  330. - Remove limit on maximum number of predefined channels in ngircd.conf.
  331. ngIRCd Release 13 (2008-12-25)
  332. ngIRCd 13~rc1 (2008-11-21):
  333. - New version number scheme :-)
  334. - Initial support for IRC services, using a RFC1459 style interface,
  335. tested with IRCServices ( version 5.1.13.
  336. For this to work, ngIRCd now supports server-server links conforming
  337. to RFC 1459. New ngircd.conf(5) option: ServiceMask.
  338. - Support for SSL-encrypted server-server and client-server links using
  339. OpenSSL (configure: --with-openssl) or GNUTLS (configure: --with-gnutls).
  340. New ngircd.conf(5) options: SSLPorts, SSLKeyFile, SSLKeyFilePassword,
  341. SSLCertFile, SSLDHFile, and SSLConnect.
  342. - Server local channels have been implemented, prefix "&", that are only
  343. visible to users of the same server and are not visible in the network.
  344. In addition ngIRCd creates a "special" channel &SERVER on startup and logs
  345. all the messages to it that a user with mode +s receives.
  346. - New make target "osxpkg" to build a Mac OS X installer package.
  347. - New configuration option "NoIdent" to disable IDENT lookups even if the
  348. daemon is compiled with IDENT support.
  349. ngIRCd 0.12.1 (2008-07-09)
  350. - Add option aliases -V (for --version) and -h (for --help).
  351. - Make Listen parameter a comma-separated list of addresses. This also
  352. obsoletes ListenIPv4 and ListenIPv6 options. If Listen is unset, it
  353. is treated as Listen="::,".
  354. Note: ListenIPv4 and ListenIPv6 options are still recognized,
  355. but ngircd will print a warning if they are used in the config file.
  356. ngIRCd 0.12.0 (2008-05-13)
  357. ngIRCd 0.12.0-pre2 (2008-04-29)
  358. - IPv6: Add config options to disable ipv4/ipv6 support.
  359. ngIRCd 0.12.0-pre1 (2008-04-20)
  360. - Add IPv6 support.
  361. - Install a LaunchDaemon script to start/stop ngIRCd on Mac OS X.
  362. - Implemented IRC commands INFO, SUMMON (dummy), and USERS (dummy) and
  363. enhanced test suite to check these commands. (Dana Dahlstrom)
  364. - IRC_WHO now supports search patterns and will test this against user
  365. nickname/server name/host name, etc. as required by RFC 2812, Section 3.6.1.
  366. (reported by Dana Dahlstrom)
  367. - Implement RFC 2812 handling of "0" argument to 'JOIN': must be treated
  368. as if the user had sent PART commands for all channels the user is a
  369. member of. (Dana Dahlstrom)
  370. - Allow NOTICEs to be sent to a channel. (Fabian Schlager)
  371. ngIRCd 0.11.0 (2008-01-15)
  372. - Add support for /STAT u (server uptime) command.
  373. - New [Server] configuration Option "Bind" allows to specify
  374. the source IP address to use when connecting to remote server.
  375. - New configuration option "MaxNickLength" to specify the allowed maximum
  376. length of user nicknames. Note: must be unique in an IRC network!
  377. - Numeric 317: implemented "signon time" (displayed in WHOIS result).
  378. - Added new server configuration option "Passive" for "Server" blocks to
  379. disable automatic outgoing connections (similar to -p option to ngircd,
  380. but only for the specified server). (Tassilo Schweyer)
  381. - Added support for the WALLOPS command. Usage is restricted to IRC
  382. operators.
  383. ngIRCd 0.10.2 (2007-06-08)
  384. - Predefined channel configuration now allows specification of channel key
  385. (mode k) and maximum user count (mode l): variables "Key" and "MaxUsers".
  386. - When using the epoll() IO interface, compile in the select() interface as
  387. well and fall back to it when epoll() isn't available on runtime.
  388. - Added support for IO APIs "poll()" and "/dev/poll".
  389. ngIRCd 0.10.1 (2006-12-17)
  390. - Allow PASS syntax defined in RFC 1459 for server links, too.
  391. - New configuration option "PredefChannelsOnly": if set, clients can only
  392. join predefined channels.
  393. ngIRCd 0.10.0 (2006-10-01)
  394. ngIRCd 0.10.0-pre1 (2006-08-02)
  395. - Enhanced DIE to accept a single parameter ("comment text") which is sent
  396. to all locally connected clients before the server goes down.
  397. - JOIN now supports more than one channel key at a time.
  398. - Implemented numeric "333": Time and user name who set a channel topic.
  399. - Channel topics are no longer limited to 127 characters: now the only limit
  400. is the maximum length of an IRC command, i. e. 512 bytes (in practice, this
  401. limits the topic to about 490 characters due to protocol overhead).
  402. - Reverse DNS lookup code now checks the result by doing an additional
  403. lookup to prevent spoofing.
  404. - Added new IO layer which (optionally) supports epoll() and kqueue() in
  405. addition to the select() interface.
  406. ngIRCd 0.9.0 (2005-07-24)
  407. - Never run with root privileges but always switch the user ID.
  408. - Make "netsplit" messages RFC compliant.
  409. - Implemented the IRC function "WHOWAS".
  410. - New configuration option "OperServerMode" to enable a workaround needed
  411. when running an network with ircd2 servers and "OperCanUseMode" enabled
  412. to prevent the ircd2 daemon to drop mode changes of IRC operators.
  413. Patch by Florian Westphal, <>.
  414. - Implemented support for "secret channels" (channel mode "s").
  415. - New configuration option "Mask" for [Operator] sections to limit OPER
  416. commands to users with a specific IRC mask. Patch from Florian Westphal.
  417. - New configuration variable "PidFile", section "[Global]": if defined,
  418. the server writes its process ID (PID) to this file. Default: off.
  419. Idea of Florian Westphal, <>.
  420. - Added support for the Howl (
  421. Rendezvous API, in addition to the API of Apple (Mac OS X). The available
  422. API will be autodetected when you call "./configure --with-rendezvous".
  423. ngIRCd 0.8.0 (2004-06-26)
  424. - Two new configuration options: "ChrootDir" and "MotdPhrase", thanks to
  425. Benjamin Pineau <>. Now you can force the daemon to change
  426. its root and working directory to something "safe". MotdPhrase is used
  427. to define an "MOTD string" instead of a whole file, useful if the
  428. "real" MOTD file would be outside the "jail".
  429. - INVITE- and BAN-lists become synchronized between IRC+ servers when
  430. establishing new connections, if the peer supports this as well.
  431. - The type of service (TOS) of all sockets is set to "interactive" now.
  432. - Added short command line option "-t" as alternative to "--configtest".
  433. - Added optional support for "IDENT" lookups on incoming connections. You
  434. have to enable this function with the ./configure switch "--with-ident".
  435. The default is not to do IDENT lookups.
  436. ngIRCd 0.7.5 (2003-07-11)
  437. - New configuration variable "MaxConnectionsIP" to limit the number of
  438. simultaneous connections from a single IP that the server will accept.
  439. This configuration options lowers the risk of denial of service attacks
  440. (DoS), the default is 5 connections per client IP.
  441. - Added new configuration variable "Listen" to bind all listening
  442. sockets of the server to a single IP address.
  443. ngIRCd 0.7.1 (2003-07-18)
  444. - Added support for GNU/Hurd.
  445. ngIRCd 0.7.0 (2003-05-01)
  446. - New command CONNECT to enable and add server links. The syntax is not
  447. RFC-compatible: use "CONNECT <name> <port>" to enable and connect an
  448. configured server and "CONNECT <name> <port> <host> <mypwd> <peerpwd>"
  449. to add a new server (ngIRCd tries to connect new servers only once!).
  450. - Added DISCONNECT command ("DISCONNECT <name>") to disable servers.
  451. - New command TRACE (you can trace only servers at the moment).
  452. - New command HELP that lists all understood commands.
  453. - ngIRCd can register itself with Rendezvous: to enable support pass the
  454. new switch "--with-rendezvous" to configure.
  455. - Added support for TCP Wrappers library: pass "--with-tcp-wrappers" to
  456. configure to enable it.
  457. - Changed some configure options to use "--with"/"--without" as prefix
  458. instead of "--enable"/"--disable": "--without-syslog", "--without-zlib",
  459. "--with-tcp-wrappers", and "--with-rendezvous".
  460. - Enhanced manual pages ngircd(8) and ngircd.conf(5).
  461. - Documentation is now installed in $(datadir)/doc/ngircd.
  462. Older news (sorry, only available in german language):
  463. ngIRCd 0.6.0, 2002-12-24
  464. - beim Schliessen einer Verbindung zeigt der Server nun vor dem ERROR
  465. noch eine Statistik ueber die empfangene und gesendete Datenmenge an.
  466. - Connection-Strukturen werden nun "pool-weise" verwaltet; der Pool wird
  467. bei Bedarf bis zu einem konfigurierten Limit vergroessert.
  468. - Mit der neuen Konfigurationsvariable "MaxConnections" (Sekion "Global")
  469. kann die maximale Anzahl gleichzeitiger Verbindungen begrenzt werden.
  470. Der Default ist -1, "unlimitiert".
  471. - der Server erkennt nun, ob bereits eine eingehende Verbindung von einem
  472. Peer-Server besteht und versucht dann nicht mehr, selber eine eigene
  473. ausgehende Verbindung zu diesem auufzubauen. Dadurch kann nun auf beiden
  474. Servern in der Konfiguration ein Port fuer den Connect konfiguriert
  475. werden (beide Server versuchen sich dann gegenseitig zu connectieren).
  476. - Server identifizieren sich nun mit asynchronen Passwoertern, d.h. das
  477. Passwort, welches A an B schickt, kann ein anderes sein als das, welches
  478. B als Antwort an A sendet. In der Konfig.-Datei, Abschnitt "Server",
  479. wurde "Password" dazu durch "MyPassword" und "PeerPassword" ersetzt.
  480. - Der Server kann nun zur Laufzeit die Konfiguration neu einlesen: dies
  481. macht er nach dem Befehl REHASH oder wenn ein HUP-Signal empfangen wird.
  482. - Server-Server-Links koennen nun komprimiert werden, dazu wird die zlib
  483. ( benoetigt. Unterstuetzt die Gegenseite die Komprimierung
  484. nicht, wird automatisch unkomprimiert kommuniziert. Das Verfahren ist
  485. kompatibel mit dem Original-ircd 2.10.3, d.h. beide Server koennen
  486. miteinander ueber komprimiert Links kommunizieren.
  487. - neue Konfigurations-Variable "MaxJoins": Hiermit kann die maximale Zahl
  488. der Channels, in denen ein User Mitglied sein kann, begrent werden.
  489. - neue Channel-Modes l (User-Limit) und k (Channel-Key) implementiert.
  490. ngIRCd 0.5.0, 20.09.2002
  491. - AIX (3.2.5), HP-UX (10.20), IRIX (6.5), NetBSD (1.5.3/m68k) und Solaris
  492. (2.5.1, 2.6) gehoeren nun auch zu den unterstuetzten Platformen.
  493. - Unter A/UX (und evtl. weiteren Systemen) kompiliert der ngIRCd nun mit
  494. dem "nativen" (ggf. pre-ANSI) Compiler.
  495. - "persistente Channels" (Mode 'P') implementiert: diese koennen in der
  496. Konfigurationsdatei definiert werden (Sektion "Channel", vgl. Beispiel-
  497. Konfiguration "sample-ngircd.conf") und bleiben auch dann bestehen,
  498. wenn kein User mehr im Channel ist.
  499. - neue IRC-Befehle: KICK, INVITE, ADMIN, CHANINFO; LIST wurde erweitert.
  500. Mit dem neuen Befehl CHANINFO synchronisieren Server, die das IRC+-
  501. Protokoll unterstuetzen, Channel-Modes und Topics. Fuer den ADMIN-Befehl
  502. gibt es neue Konfigurationsoptionen (Sektion "Global"): "AdminInfo1",
  503. "AdminInfo2" und "AdminEMail".
  504. - Invite- und Ban-Lists implementiert.
  505. - neue Konfigurationsoption "OperCanUseMode" (Sektion "Global"):
  506. ist sie aktiv, koennen IRC-Operatoren immer Channel-Modes setzen.
  507. - "Test-Suite" begonnen: mit "make check" wird sie durchlaufen.
  508. ngIRCd 0.4.2, 29.04.2002
  509. - IRC-Funktion LIST implementiert; bisher werden allerdings noch keine
  510. Regular Expressions (bis auf "*") unterstuetzt.
  511. ngIRCd 0.4.0, 01.04.2002
  512. - WHO implementiert (bisher ohne komplette Unterstuetzung von Masks).
  513. - stderr wird nun in eine Datei umgelenkt (/ngircd-<PID>.err).
  514. Laeuft der Server nicht im Debug-Modus, so wird diese bei Programm-
  515. ende geloescht. Sollte der Server abstuerzen, finden sich hier evtl.
  516. zusaetzliche Informationen.
  517. - Server-Gruppen implementiert: es wird immer nur zu einem Server in
  518. einer Gruppe eine Verbindung aufgebaut, klappt es beim ersten Server
  519. nicht, so wird der naechste probiert.
  520. - Clients und Channels werden nicht mehr ueber ihren Namen, sondern
  521. einen Hash-Wert gesucht: sollte deutlich schneller sein.
  522. - neuer Kommandozeilen-Parameter "--configtest": die Konfiguration wird
  523. gelesen und die dann verwendeten Werte angezeigt.
  524. - Client-Mode "s" (Server Notices) implementiert.
  525. - mit dem neuen Kommandozeilen-Parameter "--config"/"-f" kann eine
  526. alternative Konfigurationsdatei angegeben werden.
  527. - nach dem Start kann der ngIRCd, wenn er mit root-Rechten laeuft,
  528. zu einer anderen User-ID und Group-ID wechseln.
  529. ngIRCd 0.3.0, 02.03.2002
  530. - bekommt der Server ein HUP-Signal, so startet er neu -- genau so, wie
  531. er auf den IRC-Befehl RESTART reagiert.
  532. - neuer Kommandozeilen-Schalter "--passive" (-p): wird er angegeben, so
  533. verbindet sich der ngIRCd nicht mehr automatisch zu anderen Servern.
  534. Zum Debuggen manchmal ganz praktisch :-)
  535. - neue Befehle VERSION und KILL implementiert. NAMES korrigiert.
  536. - Anpassungen an A/UX: gehoert nun auch zu den unterstuetzten Platformen.
  537. - AWAY (und der User-Mode 'a') ist nun implementiert.
  538. - der ngIRCd unterstuetzt nun Channel-Topics (TOPIC-Befehl).
  539. - Channel- und Nicknames werden nun ordentlich validiert.
  540. ngIRCd 0.2.0, 15.02.2002
  541. - Begonnen Channel-Modes und User-Channel-Modes zu implementieren: der
  542. Server versteht an User-Modes o und v, beachtet letzteres allerdings
  543. noch nirgends. Bekannte (aber nicht beachtete!) Channel-Modes sind
  544. bisher a, m, n, p, q, s und t. Diese Modes werden von Usern ange-
  545. nommen, von anderen Servern werden auch unbekannte Modes uebernommen.
  546. - Nach dem Connect eines Users werden LUSERS-Informationen angezeigt.
  547. ngIRCd 0.1.0, 29.01.2002
  548. - Channels implementiert, bisher jedoch noch ohne Channel-Modes, d.h.
  549. es gibt keine Channel-Ops, kein Topic, kein "topic lock" etc. pp.
  550. Chatten in Channels ist aber natuerlich moeglich ;-)
  551. Dadurch zum Teil groessere Aenderungen an bisherigen Funktionen.
  552. - neue Befehle fuer Channles: JOIN, PART und NJOIN.
  553. - FAQ.txt in doc/ begonnen.
  554. ngIRCd 0.0.3, 16.01.2002
  555. - Server-Links vollstaendig implementiert: der ngIRCd kann nun auch
  556. "Sub-Server" haben, also sowohl als Leaf-Node als auch Hub in einem
  557. IRC-Netzwerk arbeiten.
  558. - WHOIS wird nun immer an den "Original-Server" weitergeleitet.
  559. - Parser handhabt Leerzeichen zw. Parametern nun etwas "lockerer".
  560. - Kommandozeilen-Parser: Debug- und No-Daemon-Modus, Hilfe.
  561. - ngIRCd wandelt sich nun in einen Daemon (Hintergrundprozess) um.
  562. - neue Befehle: LUSERS, LINKS.
  563. ngIRCd 0.0.2, 06.01.2002
  564. - neuer Aufbau der Konfigurationsdatei,
  565. - mehrere IRC-Operatoren koennen konfiguriert werden,
  566. - Server-Links teilweise implementiert. Bisher kann der ngIRCd jedoch
  567. nur "leafed server" sein, d.h. keine "Client-Server" haben.
  568. ngIRCd 0.0.1, 31.12.2001
  569. - erste oeffentliche Version von ngIRCd als "public preview" :-)