1. ngIRCd - Next Generation IRC Server
  3. (c)2001-2019 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 25 (2019-01-23)
  8. - Implement new configuration option "MaxPenaltyTime", which configures the
  9. maximum penalty time increase in seconds, per penalty event. Set to -1 for
  10. no limit (the default), 0 to disable penalties altogether. ngIRCd doesn't
  11. use penalty increases higher than 2 seconds during normal operation, so
  12. values higher than 1 rarely make sense.
  13. Disabling (or reducing) penalties can greatly speed up "make check" runs
  14. for example, see below, but are mostly a debugging feature and normally
  15. not meant to be used on production systems!
  16. Some example timings running "make check" from my macOS workstation:
  17. - MaxPenaltyTime not set: 4:41,79s
  18. - "MaxPenaltyTime = 1": 3:14,71s
  19. - "MaxPenaltyTime = 0": 25,46s
  20. Closes #249 and #251.
  21. - Update Xcode project for latest Xcode version (10.0)
  22. - Allow a 5th parameter in WEBIRC. Thanks to "ItsOnlyBinary".
  23. Closes #247.
  24. ngIRCd 25~rc1 (2018-08-11)
  25. - Only send TOPIC updates to a channel when the topic actually changed:
  26. This prevents the channel from becoming flooded by unecessary TOPIC update
  27. messages, that can happen when IRC services try to enforce a certain topic
  28. but which is already set (at least on the local server), for example.
  29. Therefore still forward it to all servers, but don't inform local clients
  30. (still update setter and timestamp information, though!).
  31. - Update Xcode project for latest Xcode version (9.2). This includes adding
  32. missing and deleting obsolete file references.
  33. - Handle user mode "C" ("Only users that share a channel are allowed to send
  34. messages") like user mode "b" ("block private messages and notices"): allow
  35. messages from servers, services, and IRC Operators, too. Change proposed by
  36. "wowaname" back in 2015 in #ngircd, thanks!
  37. - Allow IRC Ops and remote servers to KILL service clients: such clients
  38. behave like regular users, therefore IRC operators and servers should be
  39. able to KILL them: for example to resolve nick collisions.
  40. Closes #242.
  41. ngIRCd 24 (2017-01-20)
  42. ngIRCd 24~rc1 (2017-01-07)
  43. - Log privilege violations and failed OPER request with log level "error"
  44. and send it to the "&SERVER" channel, too.
  45. - Immediately shut down connection when receiving an "ERROR" command,
  46. don't wait for the peer to close the connection. This allows the daemon
  47. to forward the received "ERROR" message in the network, instead of the
  48. very generic "client closed connection" message.
  49. - Explicitly forbid remote servers to modify "x-lines" (G-LINES) when the
  50. "AllowRemoteOper" configuration option isn't set, even when the command
  51. seems to originate from the remote server itself: this prevents GLINE's
  52. to become set during server handshake in this case (what wouldn't be
  53. possible during regular runtime when a remote IRC Op sends the command)
  54. and what can't be undone by IRC Ops later on (because of the missing
  55. "AllowRemoteOper" option) ...
  56. - Update Xcode project for latest Xcode version (8.0), and fix "duplicate
  57. symbols" error messages when building (linking) the binary.
  58. - Add "Documentation" variables to systemd configuration files.
  59. - Make sure that SYSCONFDIR is always set, which can be handy when
  60. using source code linters when ./configure hasn't been run already.
  61. - Add the new "PAMServiceName" configuration option to specify the name
  62. used as PAM service name. This setting allows to run multiple ngIRCd
  63. instances with different PAM configurations for each instance.
  64. Thanks to Christian Aistleitner <> for the
  65. patch, closes #226.
  66. - Add an ".editorconfig" file to the project.
  67. - Limit the number of message target, and suppress duplicates: This
  68. prevents an user from flooding the server using commands like this:
  69. "PRIVMSG nick1,nick1,nick1,...".
  70. Duplicate targets are suppressed silently (channels and clients).
  71. In addition, the maximum number of targets per PRIVMSG, NOTICE, ...
  72. command are limited to MAX_HNDL_TARGETS (25). If there are more, the
  73. daemon sends the new 407 (ERR_TOOMANYTARGETS_MSG) numeric, containing
  74. the first target that hasn't been handled any more. Closes #187.
  75. - Make contrib/ script more portable, and only show
  76. "runs=Y" when the test suite really has been passed successfully.
  77. ngIRCd 23 (2015-11-16)
  78. ngIRCd 23~rc1 (2015-09-06)
  79. - Use "NOTICE *" before registration instead of "NOTICE AUTH". "AUTH" is
  80. a valid nickname so sending notices to it is probably not a good idea.
  81. Use "*" as the target instead as done with numerics when the nick is not
  82. available. This mimics the behavior in Charybdis, IRCD-Hybrid, InspIRCd
  83. 2.2, Plexus 4, etc. Closes #217.
  84. The "NoticeAuth" configuration variable (ngircd.conf) has been renamed
  85. to "NoticeBeforeRegistration" accordingly, but the old name is still
  86. supported for compatibility reasons.
  87. - Implement new channel mode "N" (regular users can't change their nick
  88. name while on this channel). Closes #214.
  89. - Keep track of who placed bans, invites, and excepts.
  90. Idea and implementation by LucentW, Thanks! Closes #203.
  91. - Implement numeric RPL_LISTSTART(321). lightIRC and other clients
  92. expecting RPL_LISTSTART should now behave correctly.
  93. Idea and implementation by LucentW, Thanks! Closes #207.
  94. - Streamline the effect of "MorePrivacy" option: Update documentation
  95. in ngircd.conf(5); don't hide channels for IRC Ops on LIST and don't
  96. hide IP addresses/hostnames on WHOIS when "MorePrivacy" is in effect.
  97. This closes #198.
  98. - IRC operators now can kick anyone when "OperCanMode" is set.
  99. Idea and implementation by LucentW, Thanks! Closes #202.
  100. - Implement user mode "I": Hide channels on WHOIS: this mode prevents
  101. ngIRCd from showing channels on WHOIS (IRC Operators can always see
  102. the channel list).
  103. Idea and implementation by LucentW, Thanks! Closes #197.
  104. - INVITE command: Implement ERR_USERNOTONSERV(504) numeric and make sure
  105. that the target user is on the same server when inviting other users
  106. to local ("&") channels.
  107. Idea by Cahata, thanks! Closes #183.
  108. - MODE command: Always report channel creation time. Up to now when
  109. receiving a MODE command, ngIRCd only reported the channel creation
  110. time to clients that were members of the channel. This patch reports
  111. the channel creation time to all clients, regardless if they are joined
  112. to that channel or not. At least ircd-seven behaves like this.
  113. This closes #188. Reported by Cahata, thanks!
  114. ngIRCd 22.1 (2015-04-06)
  115. - Update "CipherList" to not enable SSLv3 by default. Idea, initial patch,
  116. and testing by Christoph Biedl <>.
  117. - Change ngIRCd test suite not to use DNS lookups: Different operating
  118. systems do behave quite differently when doing DNS lookups, for example
  119. "" sometimes resolves to "localhost" and sometimes to
  120. "localhost.localdomain" (for example OpenBSD). And other OS resolve
  121. "localhost" to the real host name (for example Cygwin). So not using
  122. DNS at all makes the test site much more portable.
  123. ngIRCd 22 (2014-10-11)
  124. - Match all list patterns case-insensitive: this affects the invite-,
  125. ban-, and except lists, as well as G-Lines an K-Lines.
  126. Problem pointed out by "wowaname" on #ngircd, thanks!
  127. ngIRCd 22~rc1 (2014-09-29)
  128. - Sync "except lists" between servers: Up to now, ban, invite, and G-Line
  129. lists have been synced between servers while linking -- but obviously
  130. nobody noticed that except list have been missing ever since. Until now.
  131. Thanks to "j4jackj", who reported this issue in #ngircd.
  132. - Allow longer user names (up to 63 characters) for authentication.
  133. - Increase MAX_SERVERS from 16 to 64: There are installations out there
  134. that would like to configure more than 16 links per server, so increase
  135. this limit. Best would be to get rid of MAX_SERVERS altogether and make
  136. if fully dynamic, but start with this quick and dirty hack ...
  137. - Test suite/ Detect when tests have been skipped.
  138. - Allow "DefaultUserModes" to set all possible modes, including modes only
  139. settable by IRC Operators.
  140. - Implement user mode "F": "relaxed flood protection". Clients with mode
  141. "F" set are allowed to rapidly send data to the daemon. This mode is only
  142. settable by IRC Operators and can cause problems in the network -- so be
  143. careful and only set it on "trusted" clients!
  144. User mode "F" is used by Bahamut for this purpose, for example.
  145. - Use server password when PAM is compiled in but disabled.
  146. - Streamline punctuation of log messages.
  147. - Return ISUPPORT(005) numerics on "VERSION". This is how ircd-seven,
  148. Charybdis, Hybrid, and InspIRCd behave, for example.
  149. - configure: Only link "contrib/Debian" if it exists, which isn't the case
  150. on "VPATH builds", for example.
  151. - Show the account name in WHOIS. This uses the same numeric as Charybdis
  152. and ircu families: WHOISLOGGEDIN(330).
  153. - Pattern matching: Remove "range matching" in our pattern matching code
  154. using the "[...]" syntax, because [ and ] are valid characters in nick
  155. names and one has to quote them currently using the "\" character, which
  156. is quite unexpected for users.
  157. - New option "-x", don't regenerate build system and
  158. allow using separate source and build trees.
  159. - Test suite: explicitly enable glibc memory checking.
  160. - Make "MODE -k" handling more robust and compatible, send "fake '*' key"
  161. in all replies.
  162. - portabtest: Actually test the functions snprintf(), strlcpy(), strlcat(),
  163. and vsnprintf() for correctness, not only existence (which was quite
  164. useless, because if they weren't available, the program could not have
  165. been linked at all ...).
  166. - Implement new configuration option "Network": it is used to set the
  167. (completely optional) "network name", to which this instance of the
  168. daemon belongs. When set, this name is used in the ISUPPORT(005) numeric
  169. which is sent to all clients connecting to the server after logging in.
  170. - Update doc/Platforms.txt.
  171. - Various code cleanups, remove unused code, streamline error handling.
  172. Remove all imp.h and exp.h header files, support non-standard vsnprintf()
  173. return codes, and fix some K&R C portability issues. Streamline
  175. - Increase penalty time to 10 seconds when handling OPER commands with an
  176. invalid password.
  177. ngIRCd 21.1 (2014-03-25)
  178. - Don't ignore but use the server password when PAM is compiled in but
  179. disabled. Thanks to Roy Sindre Norangshol <>!
  180. - doc/Platforms.txt: Update from master branch.
  181. - doc/Services.txt: Update information for Anope 2.x.
  182. - configure: add support for the LDFLAGS_END and LIBS_END variables to add
  183. linker flags and libraries at the end of the configure run (CFLAGS_END has
  184. been implemented already).
  185. - Update Copyright notices for 2014 :-)
  186. ngIRCd 21 (2013-10-30)
  187. - Call arc4random_stir() in forked subprocesses, when available. This
  188. is required by FreeBSD <10 and current NetBSD at least to correctly
  189. initialize the "arc4" random number generator on these platforms.
  190. ngIRCd 21~rc2 (2013-10-20)
  191. - Report the correct configuration file name on configuration errors,
  192. support longer configuration lines, and warn when lines are truncated.
  193. ngIRCd 21~rc1 (2013-10-05)
  194. - Actually KILL clients on GLINE/KLINE. (Closes bug #156)
  195. - Add support to show all user links using the "STATS L" (uppercase)
  196. command (restricted to IRC Operators).
  197. - Implement configurable SSL cipher list selection for GnuTLS and OpenSSL
  198. using the new configuration option "CipherList". In addition, this
  199. changes the defaults to more secure values: "HIGH:!aNULL:@STRENGTH" for
  200. OpenSSL, and "SECURE128" for GnuTLS.
  201. - Show connection flag "s" (SSL) in RPL_TRACE{LINK|SERVER} messages: now
  202. you can check if a server-to-server link is SSL-encrypted or not using
  203. the IRC "TRACE" command.
  204. - Implement the new configuration option "DefaultUserModes" which lists
  205. user modes that become automatically set on new local clients right
  206. after login. Please note that only modes can be set that the client
  207. could set on itself, so you can't set "a" (away) or "o" (IRC Op),
  208. for example! User modes "i" (invisible) or "x" (cloaked) etc. are
  209. "interesting", though. (Closes bug #160)
  210. - Add support for the new METADATA "account" property, which allows
  211. services to automatically identify users after netsplits and across
  212. service restarts.
  213. - Implement a new configuration option "AllowedChannelTypes" that lists
  214. all allowed channel types (channel prefixes) for newly created channels
  215. on the local server. By default, all supported channel types are allowed.
  216. If set to the empty string, local clients can't create new channels at
  217. all, which equals the old "PredefChannelsOnly = yes" setting.
  218. This change deprecates the "PredefChannelsOnly" variable, too, but it is
  219. still supported and translated to the appropriate "AllowedChannelTypes"
  220. setting. When the old "PredefChannelsOnly" variable is processed, a
  221. warning message is logged. (Closes bug #152)
  222. - Add support for "client certificate fingerprinting". When a client
  223. passes an SSL certificate to the server, the "fingerprint" will be
  224. forwarded in the network which enables IRC services to identify the
  225. user using this certificate and not using passwords.
  226. - Implement a new configuration option "IncludeDir" in the "[Options]"
  227. section that can be used to specify a directory which can contain
  228. further configuration files and configuration file snippets matching
  229. the pattern "*.conf". These files are read in after the main server
  230. configuration file ("ngircd.conf" by default) has been read in and
  231. parsed. The default is "$SYSCONFDIR/ngircd.conf.d", so that it is
  232. possible to adjust the configuration only by placing additional files
  233. into this directory. (Closes bug #157)
  234. - Add Travis-CI configuration file (".travis.yml") to project.
  235. - ngIRCd now accepts user names including "@" characters, saves the
  236. unmodified name for authentication but stores only the part in front
  237. of the "@" character as "IRC user name". And the latter is how
  238. ircd2.11, Bahamut, and irc-seven behave as well. (Closes bug #155)
  239. - Lots of IRC "information functions" like ADMIN, INFO, ... now accept
  240. server masks and names of connected users (in addition to server names)
  241. for specifying the target server of the command. (Closes bug #153)
  242. - Implement a new configuration option "IdleTimeout" in the "[Limits]"
  243. section of the configuration file which can be used to set a timeout
  244. in seconds after which the whole daemon will shutdown when no more
  245. connections are left active after handling at least one client.
  246. The default is 0, "never".
  247. This can be useful for testing or when ngIRCd is started using "socket
  248. activation" with systemd(8), for example.
  249. - Implement support for systemd(8) "socket activation".
  250. - Enable WHOIS to display information about IRC Services using the new
  251. numeric 310(RPL_WHOISSERVICE) This numeric is used for this purpose by
  252. InspIRCd, for example -- but as usual, other numerics are in use, too,
  253. like 613 in UltimateIRCd ...
  254. Please note that neither the Operator (+o) not the "bot status" (+B)
  255. of an IRC service is displayed in the output.
  256. - Update systemd(8) example configuration files in ./contrib/ directory:
  257. the "ngircd.service" file now uses the "forking" service type which
  258. enhances the log messages shown by "systemctl status ngircd.service",
  259. and the new "ngircd.socket" file configures a systemd socket that
  260. configures a socket for ngIRCd and launches the daemon on demand.
  261. - Enhance help system and the HELP command: now a "help text file" can be
  262. set using the new configuration option "HelpFile" ("global" section),
  263. which is read in and parsed on server startup and configuration reload,
  264. and then is used to output individual help texts to specific topics.
  265. Please see the file ./doc/Commands.txt for details.
  266. ngIRCd 20.3 (2013-08-23)
  267. - This release is a bugfix release only, without new features.
  268. - Security: Fix a denial of service bug (server crash) which could happen
  269. when the configuration option "NoticeAuth" is enabled (which is NOT the
  270. default) and ngIRCd failed to send the "notice auth" messages to new
  271. clients connecting to the server (CVE-2013-5580).
  272. ngIRCd 20.2 (2013-02-15)
  273. - This release is a bugfix release only, without new features.
  274. - Security: Fix a denial of service bug in the function handling KICK
  275. commands that could be used by arbitrary users to to crash the daemon
  276. (CVE-2013-1747).
  277. ngIRCd 20.1 (2013-01-02)
  278. - This release is a bugfix release only, without new features.
  279. ngIRCd 20 (2012-12-17)
  280. - Allow user names ("INDENT") up to 20 characters when ngIRCd has not
  281. been configured for "strict RFC mode". This is useful if you are using
  282. external (PAM) authentication mechanisms that require longer user names.
  283. Patch suggested by Brett Smith <>, see
  284. <>.
  285. ngIRCd 20~rc2 (2012-12-02)
  286. - Rework cloaked hostname handling and implement the "METADATA cloakhost"
  287. subcommand: Now ngIRCd uses two fields internally, one to store the
  288. "real" hostname and one to save the "cloaked" hostname. This allows
  289. "foreign servers" (aka "IRC services") to alter the real and cloaked
  290. hostnames of clients without problems, even when the user itself issues
  291. additional "MODE +x" and "MODE -x" commands.
  292. ngIRCd 20~rc1 (2012-11-11)
  293. - Update doc/Services.txt: describe the upcoming version of Anope 1.9.8,
  294. then including a protocol module for ngIRCd. And remove our own patches
  295. in ./contrib/Anope because they aren't supported any more ...
  296. - Implement new "METADATA" command which can be used by remote servers
  297. and IRC services to update client metadata like the client info text
  298. ("real name"), user name, and hostname, and use this command to
  299. configure an cloaked hostname (user mode "+x") on remote servers:
  300. This prevents "double cloaking" of hostnames and even cloaked
  301. hostnames are in sync on all servers supporting "METADATA" now.
  302. - Implement new IRC "SVSNICK" command to allow remote servers (and IRC
  303. services) to change nicknames of already registered users. The SVSNICK
  304. command itself doesn't change the nickname, but it becomes forwarded
  305. to the server to which the user is connected to. And then this server
  306. initiates the real nickname changing using regular NICK commands.
  307. This allows to run mixed networks with old servers not supporting the
  308. SVSNICK command, because SVSNICK commands for nicknames on such servers
  309. are silently ignored and don't cause a desynchronization of the network.
  310. - New configuration option "MaxListSize" to configure the maximum number
  311. of channels returned by a LIST command. The default is 100, as before.
  312. - Implement user mode "b", "block messages": when a user has set mode "b",
  313. all private messages and notices to this user are blocked if they don't
  314. originate from a registered user, an IRC Op, server or service. The
  315. originator gets an error numeric sent back in this case,
  316. ERR_NONONREG_MSG (486), which is used by UnrealIRCd, too. (Closes #144)
  317. - Implement channel mode "V" (invite disallow): If the new channel mode
  318. "V" is set, the INVITE command becomes invalid and all clients get the
  319. new ERR_NOINVITE_MSG (518) reply. (Closes #143)
  320. - Implement channel mode "Q" and user mode "q": Both modes protect users
  321. from channel kicks: only IRC operators and servers can kick users having
  322. mode "q" or in channels with mode "Q". (Closes #141)
  323. - Allow users to "cloak" their hostname only when the configuration
  324. variable "CloakHostModeX" (introduced in 19.2) is set. Otherwise, only
  325. IRC operators, other servers, and services are allowed to set the user
  326. mode "+x": this prevents regular users from changing their hostmask to
  327. the name of the IRC server itself, which confused quite a few people ;-)
  328. (Closes #133)
  329. - New configuration option "OperChanPAutoOp": If disabled, IRC operators
  330. don't become channel operators in persistent channels when joining.
  331. Enabled by default, which has been the behavior of ngIRCd up to this
  332. patch. (Closes #135)
  333. - Allow IRC operators to see secret (+s) channels in LIST command as long
  334. as the "MorePrivacy" configuration option isn't enabled in the
  335. configuration file. (Closes #136)
  336. - Implement new (optional) IRC+ "CHARCONV" command to set a client
  337. character set that the server translates all messages to/from UTF-8.
  338. This feature requires the "libiconv" library and must be enabled using
  339. the new "--with-iconv" option of the ./configure script. See
  340. doc/Protocol.txt for details. (Closes #109)
  341. - Implement user mode "B" ("Bot flag"): it is settable and unsettable by
  342. every (non-restricted) client. This is how Unreal and InspIRCd do
  343. behave, and so do we :-)
  344. - Implement channel mode "M": Only the server, identified users and IRC
  345. operators are able to talk in such a channel.
  346. - Block nicknames that are reserved for services and are defined using the
  347. configuration variable "ServiceMask" in "Server" blocks; And this
  348. variable now can handle more than one mask separated by commas.
  349. - Implemented XOP channel user modes: "Half Op" ("+h", prefix "%") can set
  350. the channel modes +imntvIbek and kick all +v and normal users; "Admin"
  351. ("+a", prefix "&") can set channel modes +imntvIbekoRsz and kick all +o,
  352. +h, +v and normal users; and "Owner" ("+q", prefix "~") can set channel
  353. modes +imntvIbekoRsz and kick all +a, +o, +h, +v and normal users.
  354. - Implement hashed cloaked hostnames for both the "CloakHost" and
  355. "CloakHostModeX" configuration options: now the admin can use the new
  356. '%x' placeholder to insert a hashed version of the clients hostname,
  357. and the new configuration option "CloakHostSalt" defines the salt for
  358. the hash function. When "CloakHostSalt" is not set (the default), a
  359. random salt will be generated after each server restart.
  360. ngIRCd 19.2 (2012-06-19)
  361. ngIRCd 19.2~rc1 (2012-06-13)
  362. - New configuration option "CloakHostModeX" to configure the hostname
  363. that gets used for IRC clients which have user mode "+x" enabled.
  364. Up to now, the name of the IRC server itself has been used for this,
  365. which still is the default when "CloakHostModeX" isn't set.
  366. - Add instructions for setting up Atheme IRC services.
  367. - Implement support for IRC capability handling, the new "CAP" command,
  368. and capability "multi-prefix" which allows both the NAME and WHO command
  369. handlers to return more than one "class prefix" to the client.
  370. ngIRCd 19.1 (2012-03-19)
  371. - Really include _all_ patches to build the Anope module into the
  372. distribution archive ... ooops!
  373. ngIRCd 19 (2012-02-29)
  374. ngIRCd 19~rc1 (2012-02-12)
  375. - Update preliminary ngIRCd protocol module for Anope 1.9.6, which now
  376. is the only supported version.
  377. - New numeric RPL_WHOISHOST_MSG(378), which returns the DNS host name
  378. (if available) and the IP address of a client in the WHOIS reply.
  379. Only the user itself and local IRC operators get this numeric.
  380. - Implement channel exception list (mode 'e'). This allows a channel
  381. operator to define exception masks that allow users to join the
  382. channel even when a "ban" would match and prevent them from joining:
  383. the exception list (e) overrides the ban list (b).
  384. - Implement user mode 'C': If the target user of a PRIVMSG or NOTICE
  385. command has the user mode 'C' set, it is required that both sender
  386. and receiver are on the same channel. This prevents private flooding
  387. by completely unknown clients.
  388. - New RPL_WHOISREGNICK_MSG(307) numeric in WHOIS command replies: it
  389. indicates if a nickname is registered (if user mode 'R' set).
  390. - Limit channel invite, ban, and exception lists to 50 entries and fix
  391. duplicate check and error messages when adding already listed entries
  392. or deleting no (longer) existing ones.
  393. - Limit the number of list items in the reply of LIST (100), WHO (25),
  394. WHOIS (10), and WHOWAS (25) commands.
  395. - Limit the MODE command to handle a maximum number of 5 channel modes
  396. that require an argument (+Ibkl) per call and report this number
  397. in the ISUPPORT(005) numeric: "MODES=5".
  398. - LINKS command: support <mask> parameter to limit the reply.
  399. - Add 1 second penalty for every further target on PRIVMSG/NOTICE
  400. commands: this reduces the possibility of flooding channels with
  401. commands like "PRIVMSG/NOTICE #a,#n,#c,... :message" a little bit.
  402. Problem noticed by Cahata, thanks!
  403. - New configuration option "PAMIsOptional": when set, clients not
  404. sending a password are still allowed to connect: they won't become
  405. "identified" and keep the "~" character prepended to their supplied
  406. user name. See "man 5 ngircd.conf" for details.
  407. - Fixed handling of WHO commands. This fixes two bugs: "WHO <nick>"
  408. returned nothing at all if the user was "+i" (reported by Cahata,
  409. thanks) and "WHO <nick|nickmask>" returned channel names instead
  410. of "*" when the user was member of a (visible) channel.
  411. - LUSERS reply: only count channels that are visible to the requesting
  412. client, so the existence of secret channels is no longer revealed by
  413. using LUSERS. Reported by Cahata, thanks!
  414. - Unknown user and channel modes no longer stop the mode parser, but
  415. are simply ignored. Therefore modes after the unknown one are now
  416. handled. This is how ircd2.10/ircd2.11/ircd-seven behave, at least.
  417. Reported by Cahata, thanks!
  418. - Implement IRC commands "GLINE" and "KLINE" to ban users. G-Lines are
  419. synchronized between server on peering, K-Lines are local only.
  420. If you use "*!<user>@<host>" or "*!*@<host>" masks, these connections
  421. are blocked even before the user is fully logged in (before PASS,
  422. NICK, and USER commands have been processed) and before the child
  423. processes for authentication are forked, so resource usage is smaller.
  424. - Added doc/Modes.txt: document modes supported by ngIRCd.
  425. - Implement user mode "R": indicates that the nickname of this user
  426. is "registered". This mode isn't handled by ngIRCd itself, but must
  427. be set and unset by IRC services like Anope.
  428. - Implement channel mode "R": only registered users (having the user
  429. mode "R" set) are allowed to join this channel.
  430. - Test suite: bind to loopback ( interface only.
  431. - Handle unknown user and channel modes: these modes are saved and
  432. forwarded to other servers, but ignored otherwise.
  433. - Handle channel user modes 'a', 'h', and 'q' from remote servers.
  434. These channel user modes aren't used for anything at the moment,
  435. but ngIRCd knows that these three modes are "channel user modes"
  436. and not "channel modes", that is that these modes take an "nickname"
  437. argument. Like unknown user and channel modes, these modes are saved
  438. and forwarded to other servers, but ignored otherwise.
  439. ngIRCd 18 (2011-07-10)
  440. - Add preliminary ngIRCd protocol module for Anope 1.9 to contrib/Anope/.
  441. ngIRCd 18~rc2 (2011-06-29)
  442. - GnuTLS: use 1024 bits as minimum size of the DH prime. This enables
  443. ngIRCd to accept incoming connections from other servers and clients
  444. that "only" use at least 1024 bits again, like ngIRCd 17 did (and no
  445. longer requires 2048 bits for incoming connections).
  446. ngIRCd 18~rc1 (2011-06-27)
  447. - New configuration option "MorePrivacy" to "censor" some user information.
  448. When enabled, signon time and idle time is left out. Part and quit
  449. messages are made to look the same. WHOWAS requests are silently dropped.
  450. All of this is useful if one wish to conceal users that access the ngircd
  451. servers from TOR or I2P.
  452. - New configuration option "ScrubCTCP" to scrub incoming CTCP commands. If
  453. activated, the server silently drops incoming CTCP requests from both
  454. other servers and from users. The server that scrubs CTCP will not forward
  455. the CTCP requests to other servers in the network either, which can spell
  456. trouble if not every oper knows about the CTCP-scrubbing. Scrubbing CTCP
  457. commands also means that it is not possible to send files between users.
  458. There is one exception to the CTCP scrubbing performed: ACTION ("/me
  459. commands") requests are not scrubbed.
  460. - Restructure ngIRCd configuration file: introduce new [Limits], [Options],
  461. and [SSL] sections. The intention of this restructuring is to make the
  462. [Global] section much cleaner, so that it only contains variables that
  463. most installations must adjust to the local requirements. All the optional
  464. variables are moved to [Limits], for configurable limits and timers of
  465. ngIRCd, and [Options], for optional features. All SSL-related variables
  466. are moved to [SSL] and the "SSL"-prefix is stripped. The old variables in
  467. the [Global] section are deprecated now, but are still recognized.
  468. => Don't forget to check your configuration, use "ngircd --configtest"!
  469. - New documentation "how to contribute": doc/Contributing.txt.
  470. - Avoid needlessly scary 'buffer overflow' messages: When the write buffer
  471. space grows too large, ngIRCd has to disconnect the client to avoid
  472. wasting too much memory, which is logged with a scary 'write buffer
  473. overflow' message. Change this to a more descriptive wording.
  474. - New configuration option "RequireAuthPing": PING-PONG on login. When
  475. enabled, this configuration option lets ngIRCd send a PING with an numeric
  476. "token" to clients logging in; and it will not become registered in the
  477. network until the client responds with the correct PONG.
  478. - New configuration option "NoticeAuth": send NOTICE AUTH on connect. When
  479. active, ngircd will send "NOTICE AUTH" messages on client connect time
  480. like e.g. snircd (QuakeNet) does.
  481. - Add support for up to 3 targets in WHOIS queries, also allow up to one
  482. wildcard query from local hosts. Follows ircd 2.10 implementation rather
  483. than RFC 2812. At most 10 entries are returned per wildcard expansion.
  484. - ngircd.conf(5) manual page: describe types of configuration variables
  485. (booleans, text strings, integer numbers) and add type information to each
  486. variable description.
  487. - Terminate incoming connections on HTTP commands "GET" and "POST".
  488. - New configuration option "CloakHost": when set, this host name is used for
  489. every client instead of the real DNS host name (or IP address).
  490. - New configuration option "CloakUserToNick": when enabled, ngIRCd sets
  491. every clients' user name to their nickname and hides the user name
  492. supplied by the IRC client.
  493. - Make write buffers bigger, but flush early. Before this change, a client
  494. got disconnected if the buffer flushing at 4k failed, now regular clients
  495. can store up to 32k and servers up 64k even if flushing is not possible at
  496. the moment. This enhances reliability on slow links.
  497. - Allow "Port = 0" in [Server] blocks. Port number 0 marks remote servers
  498. that try to connect to this daemon, but where this daemon never tries to
  499. establish a connection on its own: only incoming connections are allowed.
  500. - Enable WHOIS command to return information about services.
  501. - Implement channel mode 'O': "IRC operators only". This channel mode is
  502. used on DALnet (bahamut), for example.
  503. - Remove support for ZeroConf/Bonjour/Rendezvous service registration
  504. including the "[No]ZeroConf" configuration option.
  505. - Deprecate NoXX-Options in ngircd.conf and move new variants into our new
  506. [Options] section: 'NoDNS=no' => 'DNS=yes', 'NoIdent=no' => 'Ident=yes',
  507. 'NoPAM=no' => 'PAM=yes', and 'NoZeroConf=no' => 'ZeroConf=yes' (and
  508. vice-versa). The defaults are adjusted accordingly and the old variables
  509. in [Global] are still accepted, so there is no functional change.
  510. ngIRCd 17.1 (2010-12-19)
  511. - Don't log critical (or worse) messages to stderr
  512. - Remove "error file" when compiled with debug code enabled
  513. - New numeric 329: get channel creation time on "MODE #chan" commands
  514. ngIRCd 17 (2010-11-07)
  515. - doc: change path names in sample-ngircd.conf depending on sysconfdir
  516. ngIRCd 17~rc2 (2010-10-25)
  517. - Generate ngIRCd version number from GIT tag.
  518. - Make source code compatible with ansi2knr again. This allows to compile
  519. ngIRCd using a pre-ANSI K&R C compiler again.
  520. ngIRCd 17~rc1 (2010-10-11)
  521. - New configuration option "NoZeroConf" to disable service registration at
  522. runtime even if ngIRCd is compiled with support for ZeroConf (e.g. using
  523. Howl, Avahi or on Mac OS X).
  524. - New configuration option "SyslogFacility" to define the syslog "facility"
  525. (the "target"), to which ngIRCd should send its log messages.
  526. Possible values are system dependent, but most probably "auth", "daemon",
  527. "user" and "local1" through "local7" are possible values; see syslog(3).
  528. Default is "local5" for historical reasons.
  529. - Dump the "internal server state" (configured servers, established
  530. connections and known clients) to the console or syslog when receiving
  531. the SIGUSR2 signal and debug mode is enabled.
  532. - Enable the daemon to disable and enable "debug mode" on runtime using
  533. signal SIGUSR1, when debug code is compiled in, not only on startup
  534. using the command line parameters.
  535. - Implement user mode "x": host name cloaking (closes: #102).
  536. - Change MOTD file handling: ngIRCd now caches the contents of the MOTD
  537. file, so the daemon now requires a HUP signal or REHASH command to
  538. re-read the MOTD file when its content changed.
  539. - Allow IRC ops to change channel modes even without OperServerMode set.
  540. - Allow IRC operators to use MODE command on any channel (closes: #100).
  541. - New configuration option "NoPAM" to disable PAM.
  542. - Implement asynchronous user authentication using PAM, please see the
  543. file doc/PAM.txt for details.
  544. - Add some documentation for using BOPM with ngIRCd, see doc/Bopm.txt.
  545. - Implement user mode "c": receive connect/disconnect NOTICEs. Note that
  546. this new mode requires the user to be an IRC operator.
  547. - Show SSL status in WHOIS output, numeric 275.
  548. ngIRCd 16 (2010-05-02)
  549. ngIRCd 16~rc2 (2010-04-25)
  550. - Enhance connection statistics counters: display total number of served
  551. connections on daemon shutdown and when a new client connects using
  552. the new numeric RPL_STATSCONN (250).
  553. ngIRCd 16~rc1 (2010-03-25)
  554. - Implement WEBIRC command used by some Web-IRC frontends. The password
  555. required to secure this command must be configured using the new
  556. "WebircPassword" variable in the ngircd.conf file.
  557. - Remove limit on max number of configured irc operators.
  558. - A new channel mode "secure connections only" (+z) has been implemented:
  559. Only clients using a SSL encrypted connection to the server are allowed
  560. to join such a channel.
  561. But please note three things: a) already joined clients are not checked
  562. when setting this mode, b) IRC operators are always allowed to join
  563. every channel, and c) remote clients using a server not supporting this
  564. mode are not checked either and therefore always allowed to join.
  565. ngIRCd 15 (2009-11-07)
  566. ngIRCd 15~rc1 (2009-10-15)
  567. - Do not add default listening port (6667) if SSL ports were specified, so
  568. ngIRCd can be configured to only accept SSL-encrypted connections now.
  569. - Enable IRC operators to use the IRC command SQUIT (instead of the already
  570. implemented but non-standard DISCONNECT command).
  571. - New configuration option "AllowRemoteOper" (disabled by default) that
  572. enables remote IRC operators to use the IRC commands SQUIT and CONNECT
  573. on the local server.
  574. - Enforce upper limit on maximum number of handled commands. This implements
  575. a throttling scheme: an IRC client can send up to 3 commands or 256 bytes
  576. per second before a one second pause is enforced.
  577. ngIRCd 14.1 (2009-05-05)
  578. - Security: fix remotely triggerable crash in SSL/TLS code.
  579. - Debian: build ngircd-full-dbg package.
  580. - Allow ping timeout quit messages to show the timeout value.
  581. ngIRCd 14 (2009-04-20)
  582. ngIRCd 14~rc1 (2009-03-29)
  583. - Allow creation of persistent modeless channels.
  584. - The INFO command reports the compile time now (if available).
  585. - Support individual channel keys for pre-defined channels: introduce
  586. new configuration variable "KeyFile" in [Channel] sections in ngircd.conf,
  587. here a file can be configured for each pre-defined channel which contains
  588. individual channel keys for different users.
  589. - Remove limit on maximum number of predefined channels in ngircd.conf.
  590. ngIRCd 13 (2008-12-25)
  591. ngIRCd 13~rc1 (2008-11-21):
  592. - New version number scheme :-)
  593. - Initial support for IRC services, using a RFC1459 style interface,
  594. tested with IRCServices ( version 5.1.13.
  595. For this to work, ngIRCd now supports server-server links conforming
  596. to RFC 1459. New ngircd.conf(5) option: ServiceMask.
  597. - Support for SSL-encrypted server-server and client-server links using
  598. OpenSSL (configure: --with-openssl) or GNUTLS (configure: --with-gnutls).
  599. New ngircd.conf(5) options: SSLPorts, SSLKeyFile, SSLKeyFilePassword,
  600. SSLCertFile, SSLDHFile, and SSLConnect.
  601. - Server local channels have been implemented, prefix "&", that are only
  602. visible to users of the same server and are not visible in the network.
  603. In addition ngIRCd creates a "special" channel &SERVER on startup and logs
  604. all the messages to it that a user with mode +s receives.
  605. - New make target "osxpkg" to build a Mac OS X installer package.
  606. - New configuration option "NoIdent" to disable IDENT lookups even if the
  607. daemon is compiled with IDENT support.
  608. ngIRCd 0.12.1 (2008-07-09)
  609. - Add option aliases -V (for --version) and -h (for --help).
  610. - Make Listen parameter a comma-separated list of addresses. This also
  611. obsoletes ListenIPv4 and ListenIPv6 options. If Listen is unset, it
  612. is treated as Listen="::,".
  613. Note: ListenIPv4 and ListenIPv6 options are still recognized,
  614. but ngircd will print a warning if they are used in the config file.
  615. ngIRCd 0.12.0 (2008-05-13)
  616. ngIRCd 0.12.0-pre2 (2008-04-29)
  617. - IPv6: Add config options to disable ipv4/ipv6 support.
  618. ngIRCd 0.12.0-pre1 (2008-04-20)
  619. - Add IPv6 support.
  620. - Install a LaunchDaemon script to start/stop ngIRCd on Mac OS X.
  621. - Implemented IRC commands INFO, SUMMON (dummy), and USERS (dummy) and
  622. enhanced test suite to check these commands. (Dana Dahlstrom)
  623. - IRC_WHO now supports search patterns and will test this against user
  624. nickname/server name/host name, etc. as required by RFC 2812, Section 3.6.1.
  625. (reported by Dana Dahlstrom)
  626. - Implement RFC 2812 handling of "0" argument to 'JOIN': must be treated
  627. as if the user had sent PART commands for all channels the user is a
  628. member of. (Dana Dahlstrom)
  629. - Allow NOTICEs to be sent to a channel. (Fabian Schlager)
  630. ngIRCd 0.11.0 (2008-01-15)
  631. - Add support for /STAT u (server uptime) command.
  632. - New [Server] configuration Option "Bind" allows to specify
  633. the source IP address to use when connecting to remote server.
  634. - New configuration option "MaxNickLength" to specify the allowed maximum
  635. length of user nicknames. Note: must be unique in an IRC network!
  636. - Numeric 317: implemented "signon time" (displayed in WHOIS result).
  637. - Added new server configuration option "Passive" for "Server" blocks to
  638. disable automatic outgoing connections (similar to -p option to ngircd,
  639. but only for the specified server). (Tassilo Schweyer)
  640. - Added support for the WALLOPS command. Usage is restricted to IRC
  641. operators.
  642. ngIRCd 0.10.2 (2007-06-08)
  643. - Predefined channel configuration now allows specification of channel key
  644. (mode k) and maximum user count (mode l): variables "Key" and "MaxUsers".
  645. - When using the epoll() IO interface, compile in the select() interface as
  646. well and fall back to it when epoll() isn't available on runtime.
  647. - Added support for IO APIs "poll()" and "/dev/poll".
  648. ngIRCd 0.10.1 (2006-12-17)
  649. - Allow PASS syntax defined in RFC 1459 for server links, too.
  650. - New configuration option "PredefChannelsOnly": if set, clients can only
  651. join predefined channels.
  652. ngIRCd 0.10.0 (2006-10-01)
  653. ngIRCd 0.10.0-pre1 (2006-08-02)
  654. - Enhanced DIE to accept a single parameter ("comment text") which is sent
  655. to all locally connected clients before the server goes down.
  656. - JOIN now supports more than one channel key at a time.
  657. - Implemented numeric "333": Time and user name who set a channel topic.
  658. - Channel topics are no longer limited to 127 characters: now the only limit
  659. is the maximum length of an IRC command, i. e. 512 bytes (in practice, this
  660. limits the topic to about 490 characters due to protocol overhead).
  661. - Reverse DNS lookup code now checks the result by doing an additional
  662. lookup to prevent spoofing.
  663. - Added new IO layer which (optionally) supports epoll() and kqueue() in
  664. addition to the select() interface.
  665. ngIRCd 0.9.0 (2005-07-24)
  666. - Never run with root privileges but always switch the user ID.
  667. - Make "netsplit" messages RFC compliant.
  668. - Implemented the IRC function "WHOWAS".
  669. - New configuration option "OperServerMode" to enable a workaround needed
  670. when running an network with ircd2 servers and "OperCanUseMode" enabled
  671. to prevent the ircd2 daemon to drop mode changes of IRC operators.
  672. Patch by Florian Westphal, <>.
  673. - Implemented support for "secret channels" (channel mode "s").
  674. - New configuration option "Mask" for [Operator] sections to limit OPER
  675. commands to users with a specific IRC mask. Patch from Florian Westphal.
  676. - New configuration variable "PidFile", section "[Global]": if defined,
  677. the server writes its process ID (PID) to this file. Default: off.
  678. Idea of Florian Westphal, <>.
  679. - Added support for the Howl (
  680. Rendezvous API, in addition to the API of Apple (Mac OS X). The available
  681. API will be autodetected when you call "./configure --with-rendezvous".
  682. ngIRCd 0.8.0 (2004-06-26)
  683. - Two new configuration options: "ChrootDir" and "MotdPhrase", thanks to
  684. Benjamin Pineau <>. Now you can force the daemon to change
  685. its root and working directory to something "safe". MotdPhrase is used
  686. to define an "MOTD string" instead of a whole file, useful if the
  687. "real" MOTD file would be outside the "jail".
  688. - INVITE- and BAN-lists become synchronized between IRC+ servers when
  689. establishing new connections, if the peer supports this as well.
  690. - The type of service (TOS) of all sockets is set to "interactive" now.
  691. - Added short command line option "-t" as alternative to "--configtest".
  692. - Added optional support for "IDENT" lookups on incoming connections. You
  693. have to enable this function with the ./configure switch "--with-ident".
  694. The default is not to do IDENT lookups.
  695. ngIRCd 0.7.5 (2003-07-11)
  696. - New configuration variable "MaxConnectionsIP" to limit the number of
  697. simultaneous connections from a single IP that the server will accept.
  698. This configuration options lowers the risk of denial of service attacks
  699. (DoS), the default is 5 connections per client IP.
  700. - Added new configuration variable "Listen" to bind all listening
  701. sockets of the server to a single IP address.
  702. ngIRCd 0.7.1 (2003-07-18)
  703. - Added support for GNU/Hurd.
  704. ngIRCd 0.7.0 (2003-05-01)
  705. - New command CONNECT to enable and add server links. The syntax is not
  706. RFC-compatible: use "CONNECT <name> <port>" to enable and connect an
  707. configured server and "CONNECT <name> <port> <host> <mypwd> <peerpwd>"
  708. to add a new server (ngIRCd tries to connect new servers only once!).
  709. - Added DISCONNECT command ("DISCONNECT <name>") to disable servers.
  710. - New command TRACE (you can trace only servers at the moment).
  711. - New command HELP that lists all understood commands.
  712. - ngIRCd can register itself with Rendezvous: to enable support pass the
  713. new switch "--with-rendezvous" to configure.
  714. - Added support for TCP Wrappers library: pass "--with-tcp-wrappers" to
  715. configure to enable it.
  716. - Changed some configure options to use "--with"/"--without" as prefix
  717. instead of "--enable"/"--disable": "--without-syslog", "--without-zlib",
  718. "--with-tcp-wrappers", and "--with-rendezvous".
  719. - Enhanced manual pages ngircd(8) and ngircd.conf(5).
  720. - Documentation is now installed in $(datadir)/doc/ngircd.
  721. Older news (sorry, only available in German language):
  722. ngIRCd 0.6.0, 24.12.2002
  723. - beim Schliessen einer Verbindung zeigt der Server nun vor dem ERROR
  724. noch eine Statistik ueber die empfangene und gesendete Datenmenge an.
  725. - Connection-Strukturen werden nun "pool-weise" verwaltet; der Pool wird
  726. bei Bedarf bis zu einem konfigurierten Limit vergroessert.
  727. - Mit der neuen Konfigurationsvariable "MaxConnections" (Sekion "Global")
  728. kann die maximale Anzahl gleichzeitiger Verbindungen begrenzt werden.
  729. Der Default ist -1, "unlimitiert".
  730. - der Server erkennt nun, ob bereits eine eingehende Verbindung von einem
  731. Peer-Server besteht und versucht dann nicht mehr, selber eine eigene
  732. ausgehende Verbindung zu diesem auufzubauen. Dadurch kann nun auf beiden
  733. Servern in der Konfiguration ein Port fuer den Connect konfiguriert
  734. werden (beide Server versuchen sich dann gegenseitig zu connectieren).
  735. - Server identifizieren sich nun mit asynchronen Passwoertern, d.h. das
  736. Passwort, welches A an B schickt, kann ein anderes sein als das, welches
  737. B als Antwort an A sendet. In der Konfig.-Datei, Abschnitt "Server",
  738. wurde "Password" dazu durch "MyPassword" und "PeerPassword" ersetzt.
  739. - Der Server kann nun zur Laufzeit die Konfiguration neu einlesen: dies
  740. macht er nach dem Befehl REHASH oder wenn ein HUP-Signal empfangen wird.
  741. - Server-Server-Links koennen nun komprimiert werden, dazu wird die zlib
  742. ( benoetigt. Unterstuetzt die Gegenseite die Komprimierung
  743. nicht, wird automatisch unkomprimiert kommuniziert. Das Verfahren ist
  744. kompatibel mit dem Original-ircd 2.10.3, d.h. beide Server koennen
  745. miteinander ueber komprimiert Links kommunizieren.
  746. - neue Konfigurations-Variable "MaxJoins": Hiermit kann die maximale Zahl
  747. der Channels, in denen ein User Mitglied sein kann, begrent werden.
  748. - neue Channel-Modes l (User-Limit) und k (Channel-Key) implementiert.
  749. ngIRCd 0.5.0, 20.09.2002
  750. - AIX (3.2.5), HP-UX (10.20), IRIX (6.5), NetBSD (1.5.3/m68k) und Solaris
  751. (2.5.1, 2.6) gehoeren nun auch zu den unterstuetzten Platformen.
  752. - Unter A/UX (und evtl. weiteren Systemen) kompiliert der ngIRCd nun mit
  753. dem "nativen" (ggf. pre-ANSI) Compiler.
  754. - "persistente Channels" (Mode 'P') implementiert: diese koennen in der
  755. Konfigurationsdatei definiert werden (Sektion "Channel", vgl. Beispiel-
  756. Konfiguration "sample-ngircd.conf") und bleiben auch dann bestehen,
  757. wenn kein User mehr im Channel ist.
  758. - neue IRC-Befehle: KICK, INVITE, ADMIN, CHANINFO; LIST wurde erweitert.
  759. Mit dem neuen Befehl CHANINFO synchronisieren Server, die das IRC+-
  760. Protokoll unterstuetzen, Channel-Modes und Topics. Fuer den ADMIN-Befehl
  761. gibt es neue Konfigurationsoptionen (Sektion "Global"): "AdminInfo1",
  762. "AdminInfo2" und "AdminEMail".
  763. - Invite- und Ban-Lists implementiert.
  764. - neue Konfigurationsoption "OperCanUseMode" (Sektion "Global"):
  765. ist sie aktiv, koennen IRC-Operatoren immer Channel-Modes setzen.
  766. - "Test-Suite" begonnen: mit "make check" wird sie durchlaufen.
  767. ngIRCd 0.4.2, 29.04.2002
  768. - IRC-Funktion LIST implementiert; bisher werden allerdings noch keine
  769. Regular Expressions (bis auf "*") unterstuetzt.
  770. ngIRCd 0.4.0, 01.04.2002
  771. - WHO implementiert (bisher ohne komplette Unterstuetzung von Masks).
  772. - stderr wird nun in eine Datei umgelenkt (/ngircd-<PID>.err).
  773. Laeuft der Server nicht im Debug-Modus, so wird diese bei Programm-
  774. ende geloescht. Sollte der Server abstuerzen, finden sich hier evtl.
  775. zusaetzliche Informationen.
  776. - Server-Gruppen implementiert: es wird immer nur zu einem Server in
  777. einer Gruppe eine Verbindung aufgebaut, klappt es beim ersten Server
  778. nicht, so wird der naechste probiert.
  779. - Clients und Channels werden nicht mehr ueber ihren Namen, sondern
  780. einen Hash-Wert gesucht: sollte deutlich schneller sein.
  781. - neuer Kommandozeilen-Parameter "--configtest": die Konfiguration wird
  782. gelesen und die dann verwendeten Werte angezeigt.
  783. - Client-Mode "s" (Server Notices) implementiert.
  784. - mit dem neuen Kommandozeilen-Parameter "--config"/"-f" kann eine
  785. alternative Konfigurationsdatei angegeben werden.
  786. - nach dem Start kann der ngIRCd, wenn er mit root-Rechten laeuft,
  787. zu einer anderen User-ID und Group-ID wechseln.
  788. ngIRCd 0.3.0, 02.03.2002
  789. - bekommt der Server ein HUP-Signal, so startet er neu -- genau so, wie
  790. er auf den IRC-Befehl RESTART reagiert.
  791. - neuer Kommandozeilen-Schalter "--passive" (-p): wird er angegeben, so
  792. verbindet sich der ngIRCd nicht mehr automatisch zu anderen Servern.
  793. Zum Debuggen manchmal ganz praktisch :-)
  794. - neue Befehle VERSION und KILL implementiert. NAMES korrigiert.
  795. - Anpassungen an A/UX: gehoert nun auch zu den unterstuetzten Platformen.
  796. - AWAY (und der User-Mode 'a') ist nun implementiert.
  797. - der ngIRCd unterstuetzt nun Channel-Topics (TOPIC-Befehl).
  798. - Channel- und Nicknames werden nun ordentlich validiert.
  799. ngIRCd 0.2.0, 15.02.2002
  800. - Begonnen Channel-Modes und User-Channel-Modes zu implementieren: der
  801. Server versteht an User-Modes o und v, beachtet letzteres allerdings
  802. noch nirgends. Bekannte (aber nicht beachtete!) Channel-Modes sind
  803. bisher a, m, n, p, q, s und t. Diese Modes werden von Usern ange-
  804. nommen, von anderen Servern werden auch unbekannte Modes uebernommen.
  805. - Nach dem Connect eines Users werden LUSERS-Informationen angezeigt.
  806. ngIRCd 0.1.0, 29.01.2002
  807. - Channels implementiert, bisher jedoch noch ohne Channel-Modes, d.h.
  808. es gibt keine Channel-Ops, kein Topic, kein "topic lock" etc. pp.
  809. Chatten in Channels ist aber natuerlich moeglich ;-)
  810. Dadurch zum Teil groessere Aenderungen an bisherigen Funktionen.
  811. - neue Befehle fuer Channles: JOIN, PART und NJOIN.
  812. - FAQ.txt in doc/ begonnen.
  813. ngIRCd 0.0.3, 16.01.2002
  814. - Server-Links vollstaendig implementiert: der ngIRCd kann nun auch
  815. "Sub-Server" haben, also sowohl als Leaf-Node als auch Hub in einem
  816. IRC-Netzwerk arbeiten.
  817. - WHOIS wird nun immer an den "Original-Server" weitergeleitet.
  818. - Parser handhabt Leerzeichen zw. Parametern nun etwas "lockerer".
  819. - Kommandozeilen-Parser: Debug- und No-Daemon-Modus, Hilfe.
  820. - ngIRCd wandelt sich nun in einen Daemon (Hintergrundprozess) um.
  821. - neue Befehle: LUSERS, LINKS.
  822. ngIRCd 0.0.2, 06.01.2002
  823. - neuer Aufbau der Konfigurationsdatei,
  824. - mehrere IRC-Operatoren koennen konfiguriert werden,
  825. - Server-Links teilweise implementiert. Bisher kann der ngIRCd jedoch
  826. nur "leafed server" sein, d.h. keine "Client-Server" haben.
  827. ngIRCd 0.0.1, 31.12.2001
  828. - erste oeffentliche Version von ngIRCd als "public preview" :-)