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  1. ngIRCd - Next Generation IRC Server
  3. (c)2001-2021 Alexander Barton and Contributors.
  4. ngIRCd is free software and published under the
  5. terms of the GNU General Public License.
  6. -- ChangeLog --
  7. ngIRCd 26.1 (2021-01-02)
  8. - Fix a "format string" compiler warning (detected on OpenBSD).
  9. - No longer set "AI_ADDRCONFIG" when resolving host names, even when it
  10. exists: with this option set, on an IPv6-only host, we prevent
  11. to get translated properly, even when the loopback interface has this
  12. address configured! And as the test suite uses, it was broken
  13. on IPv6-only hosts.
  14. The drawback is that the resolver possibly returns more addresses now,
  15. even of an unsupported/not connected address family; but this shouldn't
  16. do much harm in practice, as ngIRCd iterates over all returned addresses
  17. while trying to establish an outgoing connection.
  18. Closes #281.
  19. - Revert "Show allowed channel types in ISUPPORT(005) numeric only", which
  20. was introduced in 26~rc1: This lead to some IRC clients assuming "oh, no
  21. channel prefix characters at all, so no channels at all, so no PRIVMSG can
  22. go to any channel" when "AllowedChannelTypes" was set to the empty string
  23. ("") -- which is not the case when there are pre-defined channel set up or
  24. other servers still having channels!
  25. So "allowed channel types" != "supported channel types", and we always have
  26. to list all supported ones in the ISUPPORT(005) numeric!
  27. Closes #285.
  28. - Test suite: Wait 2 seconds after reloading the daemon, which is required
  29. because on reload, all listening ports are closed, configuration updated,
  30. and then opened again. This lead to subsequent tests running while the
  31. daemon isn't listening on any ports, and that's why some tests could fail.
  32. Closes #280.
  33. - Try to mangle CLang name more intelligently.
  34. - Documentation: Fixed URLs of Atheme IRC services, updated all mentions
  35. from CVS to Git, and updated Platforms.txt -- Oh, and it is 2021 now! ;-)
  36. ngIRCd 26 (2020-06-20)
  37. ngIRCd 26~rc2 (2020-06-11)
  38. - Add AppStream metadata file (contrib/de.barton.ngircd.metainfo.xml).
  39. - Don't send invalid CHANINFO commands when a channel has mode +k set but no
  40. key is known to the server. This can happen with a misconfigured predefined
  41. channel, for example, and looked like this: "CHANINFO #test +Pk 0 :" --
  42. note the unset key represented by the two spaces. Fix this by sending a
  43. "*" in this case and update the CHANINFO documentation, too.
  44. - ngircd.spec: Fix names of and, add ".md" extension.
  45. - Update description texts in the file, the RPM and Debian package
  46. files and the manual page: bring them in line with the updated homepage.
  47. - Server-Server protocol: Fix use-after-free when unregistering a directly
  48. connected server sending a SQUIT for itself.
  49. - Server-Server protocol: Detect bogus SERVER commands lacking a prefix.
  50. Thanks Hilko Bengen (hillu) for finding & reporting this as well for the
  51. patch & pull request (even if fixed differently).
  52. Closes #275.
  53. - Fix the PING-PONG logic: In ngIRCd 26~rc1 this was completely broken (while
  54. trying to fix timeouts during server handshakes in bigger networks): the
  55. daemon never disconnected any stale peers but kept sending out PINGs over
  56. and over again ...
  57. - Test suite: Add missing files needed to test SSL support to "EXTRA_DIST",
  58. so that they are included in distribution archives: in rc1, "make check"
  59. fails when using sources from an archive and enabling SSL support.
  60. Thanks to Hilko Bengen <> for the patch!
  61. ngIRCd 26~rc1 (2020-05-10)
  62. - Tweak & update doc/HowToRelease.txt, .mailmap and AUTHORS files.
  63. - Allow up to 512 characters per line in MOTD and help text files (but keep
  64. in mind that lines can't get that long, because they have to be prefixed
  65. before being sent to the client). But this allows for more fancy MOTDs :-)
  66. Closes #271.
  67. - Show the actually allowed channel types in the ISUPPORT(005) numeric which
  68. are configured by the "AllowedChannelTypes" configuration variable.
  69. Closes #273.
  70. - Handle commands in the read buffer before reading more data and don't wait
  71. for the network in this case: If there are more bytes in the read buffer
  72. already than a single valid IRC command can get long (513 bytes), wait for
  73. this/those command(s) to be handled first and don't try to read even more
  74. data from the network (which most probably would overflow the read buffer
  75. of this connection soon).
  76. - Update Travis-CI configuration, "sudo" is deprecated.
  77. - Log G-/K-Line changes only when not initiated by a server: this prevents
  78. the log from becoming spammed during "net bursts".
  79. - Update test suite to include SSL tests, including checking for reloading
  80. certificates during runtime.
  81. - Replace "make" with "${MAKE}". This fixes warnings like this:
  82. "warning: jobserver unavailable: using -j1. Add `+' to parent make rule."
  83. Thanks to Sam James (sam_c) <>!
  84. Closes #270.
  85. - Add support for GnuTLS certificate reload, which is quite handy when using
  86. Let's Encrypt, for example. Until now this was only supported when linked
  87. with OpenSSL. Thanks a lot, Hilko Bengen <>!
  88. - Remove deprecated legacy configuration options and related functions that
  89. have been marked for removal for quite some time:
  90. - PredefChannelsOnly (v22)
  91. - NoticeAuth (v24)
  92. - NoXXX (v19)
  93. - Old '[GLOBAL]' section handling (v19)
  94. Thanks to Michi <> for the patch!
  95. - Fix recursion bug on write errors: Depending on the stack size, too many
  96. clients on the same channel quitting at the same time would trigger a crash
  97. due to too many recursive calls to Conn_Close(). Thanks to Michi
  98. <> for the patch!
  99. - Fix builds using GCC option -fno-common, which is the default starting with
  100. GCC 10. Thanks to Michi <> for the patch!
  101. Closes #266.
  102. - Convert INSTALL and README files to Markdown.
  103. - Allow setting arbitrary channel modes in the configuration file by handling
  104. them like in MODE commands, and allow multiple "Modes =" lines per [Channel]
  105. section. Thanks to Michi <>!
  106. Closes #55.
  107. - Add "FNC" (forced nick changes) to ISUPPORT(005) numeric. Most probably
  108. this doesn't make any difference to any client, but it seems correct.
  109. See <> for details.
  110. - Reuse old SSL key if loading a new one failed.
  111. - Remove outdated OpenBSD/NetBSD systrace.policy.
  112. - Enhance handling of command line errors, and return with exit code 0 ("no
  113. error") when "--help" or "--version" is used (which resulted in exit code 1,
  114. "error" before). Exit with code 2 ("command line error") for all other
  115. invalid command line options, and show the error message itself on stderr
  116. (instead of stdout and exit code 1, "generic error", as before).
  117. This new behaviour is more in line with the GNU "coding standards",
  118. see <>.
  119. - Fix and update Xcode project: Reference correct contrib/ file,
  120. correctly sort contrib/ and add "ORGANIZATIONNAME" setting.
  121. - contrib/ Add more GNU indent options for better results, and
  122. add the ".sh" suffix to bring this script in line with the others in the
  123. contrib/ folder.
  124. - Add ./contrib/ This script parses the log output of ngircd(8),
  125. and colorizes the messages according to their log level. Example usage:
  126. ngircd -f $PWD/doc/sample-ngircd.conf -np | ./contrib/
  127. - Log received signals with their names using strsignal(3), when available.
  128. - Make test suite compatible with Haiku OS.
  129. - Fix host mask cloaking bug, don't cloak multiple times: Previously, each
  130. server would cloak every user's host mask. The problem is that if a network
  131. has more than one server, then a user's host mask would get cloaked twice.
  132. This patch ensures that a server only cloaks the host mask if it has not yet
  133. been cloaked (the period indicates it's still an IP address). Thanks to
  134. JRMU <> for the patch!
  135. Closes #228.
  136. - Enlarge buffers of info texts to 128 bytes. This includes:
  137. - "Real name" of a client (4th filed of the USER command).
  138. - Server info text ("Info" configuration option).
  139. - Admin info texts and email address ("AdminInfo1", "AdminInfo2" and
  140. "AdminEmail" configuration options).
  141. - Network name ("Network" configuration option).
  142. The limit was 64 bytes before ...
  143. Closes #258.
  144. - Streamline handling of invalid and unset server name: Don't exit during
  145. runtime (REHASH command, HUP signal), because the server name can't be
  146. changed in this case anyway and the new invalid name will be ignored.
  147. - Fix and extend documentation: Fix some typos, fix syntax of LINKS and LIST
  148. commands, whitespace and spelling fixes, update dependencies and add some
  149. more information about IRCv3 support.
  150. Thanks to Thanks Windree, Étienne Mollier <> and
  151. Christoph Biedl <>.
  152. Closes #264.
  153. - Slightly reorder startup steps, and enhance logging:
  154. - Show name of configuration file at the beginning of start up.
  155. - Add a message when ngIRCd is ready, including its host name.
  156. - Show name of configuration file on REHASH (SIGHUP), too.
  157. - Change level of "done message" to NOTICE, like "starting" & "ready".
  158. - Initialize IO functions before channels, connections, clients, ...
  159. - OpenSSL can depends on lz or latomic so use pkg-config to
  160. find those dependencies and fallback to existing mechanism.
  161. Closes #256.
  162. - ngircd.conf.5: Fix wording as suggested by lintian.
  163. ngIRCd 25 (2019-01-23)
  164. - Fix documentation of MotdPhrase length, which actually is 126 characters:
  165. update sample configuration file as well as the man page. Thanks to
  166. shankari <>.
  167. Closes #254.
  168. - Implement new configuration option "MaxPenaltyTime", which configures the
  169. maximum penalty time increase in seconds, per penalty event. Set to -1 for
  170. no limit (the default), 0 to disable penalties altogether. ngIRCd doesn't
  171. use penalty increases higher than 2 seconds during normal operation, so
  172. values higher than 1 rarely make sense.
  173. Disabling (or reducing) penalties can greatly speed up "make check" runs
  174. for example, see below, but are mostly a debugging feature and normally
  175. not meant to be used on production systems!
  176. Some example timings running "make check" from my macOS workstation:
  177. - MaxPenaltyTime not set: 4:41,79s
  178. - "MaxPenaltyTime = 1": 3:14,71s
  179. - "MaxPenaltyTime = 0": 25,46s
  180. Closes #249 and #251.
  181. - Fix compilation without deprecated OpenSSL APIs. Thanks to Rosen Penev
  182. <> for the patch!
  183. Closes #252.
  184. - Update Xcode project for latest Xcode version (10.0)
  185. - Fix some compiler warnings of Apple Xcode/Clang
  186. - Allow a 5th parameter in WEBIRC. Thanks to "ItsOnlyBinary".
  187. Closes #247.
  188. - Update some more documentation files and source code comments.
  189. - Platforms.txt: Add and update systems.
  190. ngIRCd 25~rc1 (2018-08-11)
  191. - Update config.guess (2018-03-08) and config.sub (2018-03-08) files.
  192. - Correctly retry to establish an outgoing connections when forking of the
  193. resolver sub-process failed (for example because of lack of free memory).
  194. Until now, such a connection was never retried once this error was hit.
  195. Thanks to Robert Obermeier for reporting this bug!
  196. Closes #243.
  197. - Fix a "use after free" bug which can be triggered on a newly established
  198. connection when the daemon handles an ERROR command received from the peer
  199. during client login. Thanks a lot to Joseph Bisch <>
  200. for discovering and reporting this issue!
  201. - Only send TOPIC updates to a channel when the topic actually changed:
  202. This prevents the channel from becoming flooded by unnecessary TOPIC update
  203. messages, that can happen when IRC services try to enforce a certain topic
  204. but which is already set (at least on the local server), for example.
  205. Therefore still forward it to all servers, but don't inform local clients
  206. (still update setter and timestamp information, though).
  207. - Update Xcode project for latest Xcode version (9.2). This includes adding
  208. missing and deleting obsolete file references.
  209. - Handle user mode "C" ("Only users that share a channel are allowed to send
  210. messages") like user mode "b" ("block private messages and notices"): allow
  211. messages from servers, services, and IRC Operators, too. Change proposed by
  212. "wowaname" back in 2015 in #ngircd, thanks!
  213. - Fix some compiler warnings.
  214. - Add contrib/ngircd.logcheck: Some sample logcheck(8) rules.
  215. - Allow IRC Ops and remote servers to KILL service clients: such clients
  216. behave like regular users, therefore IRC operators and servers should be
  217. able to KILL them: for example to resolve nick collisions.
  218. Closes #242.
  219. - Don't forward KILLs to other servers if they've been blocked locally:
  220. This prevents clients from killing IRC services, for example.
  221. Closes #238 and #239.
  222. - Fix a cross-compiler issue related to the Get_Error() function.
  223. Closes #240 and #241.
  224. - Update ./doc/Services.txt, enhance configuration examples.
  225. ngIRCd 24 (2017-01-20)
  226. - Make sure that ./contrib/ aborts when ./ fails.
  227. - Update config.guess (2016-10-02) and config.sub (2016-11-04) files.
  228. - Build Debian packages with OpenSSL instead of GnuTLS: OpenSSL allows
  229. to reload used certificates on runtime for example (which is very
  230. useful when using Let's Encrypt), and therefore is preferred. And
  231. explicitly specify the "source format".
  232. - Fix handling of connection pool allocation and enlargement: up to now,
  233. the daemon only enlarged its connection pool when accepting new incoming
  234. client or server connections, not when establishing new outgoing server
  235. links, which could lead to problems when hitting the configured limit,
  236. see "MaxConnections". Thanks to Lukas Braun (k00mi) for reporting this!
  237. Closes #231.
  238. ngIRCd 24~rc1 (2017-01-07)
  239. - Enhance systemd service file, and install it in Debian package.
  240. - Update configuration of Debian package.
  241. - Log privilege violations and failed OPER request with log level "error"
  242. and send it to the "&SERVER" channel, too.
  243. - Immediately shut down connection when receiving an "ERROR" command,
  244. don't wait for the peer to close the connection. This allows the daemon
  245. to forward the received "ERROR" message in the network, instead of the
  246. very generic "client closed connection" message.
  247. - Fix sending of entry duration (no negative values!) when synchronizing
  248. "x-lines" (G-LINES).
  249. - List expiration (G-LINES): use same log level as when setting, and log
  250. this event to the &SERVER channel, too.
  251. - Explicitly forbid remote servers to modify "x-lines" (G-LINES) when the
  252. "AllowRemoteOper" configuration option isn't set, even when the command
  253. seems to originate from the remote server itself: this prevents GLINE's
  254. to become set during server handshake in this case (what wouldn't be
  255. possible during regular runtime when a remote IRC Op sends the command)
  256. and what can't be undone by IRC Ops later on (because of the missing
  257. "AllowRemoteOper" option) ...
  258. - Make scripts and init-files in ./contrib executable.
  259. - Fix building ngIRCd with OpenSSL 1.1. Thanks to Christoph Biedl
  260. <> for the patch!
  261. - Fix code indentation warnings of gcc 6.2.
  262. - Update config.guess (2016-04-02) and config.sub (2016-03-30) files.
  263. - Fix warnings of the "shellcheck" linter in, contrib/ngindent
  264. and contrib/
  265. - Update Xcode project for latest Xcode version (8.0), and fix "duplicate
  266. symbols" error messages when building (linking) the binary.
  267. - Add "Documentation" variables to systemd configuration files.
  268. - Make sure that SYSCONFDIR is always set, which can be handy when
  269. using source code linters when ./configure hasn't been run already.
  270. - Add the new "PAMServiceName" configuration option to specify the name
  271. used as PAM service name. This setting allows to run multiple ngIRCd
  272. instances with different PAM configurations for each instance.
  273. Thanks to Christian Aistleitner <> for the
  274. patch, closes #226.
  275. - Add an ".editorconfig" file to the project.
  276. - Travis-CI: use "container-based infrastructure".
  277. - Limit the number of message targets, and suppress duplicates: This
  278. prevents an user from flooding the server using commands like this:
  279. "PRIVMSG nick1,nick1,nick1,...".
  280. Duplicate targets are suppressed silently (channels and clients).
  281. In addition, the maximum number of targets per PRIVMSG, NOTICE, ...
  282. command are limited to MAX_HNDL_TARGETS (25). If there are more, the
  283. daemon sends the new 407 (ERR_TOOMANYTARGETS_MSG) numeric, containing
  284. the first target that hasn't been handled any more. Closes #187.
  285. - Test suite: Add new test for server-server logins.
  286. - contrib/ngindent: Fix shebang line.
  287. - Make contrib/ script more portable, and only show
  288. "runs=Y" when the test suite really has been passed successfully.
  289. - Code cleanup in the NJON handler and the function killing clients as
  290. well as the function sending messages to a "mask" (cleaner code, more
  291. fault tolerant, better code comments).
  292. - Update and enhance documentation: README file, doc/Platforms.txt,
  293. doc/Modes.txt, doc/Commands.txt, doc/PAM.txt.
  294. - Fix NJOIN not propagating "half ops" status: ngIRCd tested for the wrong
  295. prefix of "half ops" when processing NJOIN commands and therefore never
  296. classified a remote user as "half op".
  297. Thanks to wowaname for pointing this out on #ngircd!
  298. ngIRCd 23 (2015-11-16)
  299. - Explicitly cast time_t to long when printing it out: this prevents
  300. wrong sized data types on platforms where time_t doesn't equal a
  301. long any more, for example on OpenBSD (which would result in garbled
  302. output on those platforms).
  303. - contrib/Debian/changelog: Fix email address.
  304. - Documentation: Spelling fixes; update doc/Platforms.txt.
  305. ngIRCd 23~rc1 (2015-09-06)
  306. - Add ".clang_complete" file, which is used by the "linter-clang" package
  307. of the Atom editor, for example.
  308. - Make server-to-server protocol more robust: ngIRCd now catches more
  309. errors on the server-to-server (S2S) protocol that could crash the
  310. daemon before. This hasn't been a real problem because the IRC S2S
  311. protocol is "trusted" by design, but the behavior is much better now.
  312. Thanks to wowaname on #ngircd for pointing this out!
  313. - Make,, and ngircd.init more portable.
  314. - Enables "reproducible builds" for ngIRCd: Use the optional BIRTHTIME
  315. constant while building ngIRCd, which contains a time stamp for the
  316. "Birth Date" information, in seconds since the epoch.
  317. See <>.
  318. - Update "contrib/ngircd.service" file for systemd.
  319. - INSTALL: Add deprecation notice for "PredefChannelsOnly" variable.
  320. - Use "NOTICE *" before registration instead of "NOTICE AUTH". "AUTH" is
  321. a valid nickname so sending notices to it is probably not a good idea.
  322. Use "*" as the target instead as done with numerics when the nick is not
  323. available. This mimics the behavior in Charybdis, IRCD-Hybrid, InspIRCd
  324. 2.2, Plexus 4, etc. Closes #217.
  325. The "NoticeAuth" configuration variable (ngircd.conf) has been renamed
  326. to "NoticeBeforeRegistration" accordingly, but the old name is still
  327. supported for compatibility reasons.
  328. - Implement new channel mode "N" (regular users can't change their nick
  329. name while on this channel). Closes #214.
  330. - README, AUTHORS: Update mailing list and issue tracker URLs.
  331. - Remove doc/GIT.txt (it is outdated), update doc/Contributing.txt:
  332. ngIRCd uses GitHub, and Git itself is quite common today. So don't
  333. include an own Git "mini HowTo" any longer.
  334. - Specify session context for OpenSSL clients. This enables some OpenSSL
  335. clients, including Pidgin and stunnel 5.06, to reuse a session.
  336. Patch by Tom Ryder <>, thanks! Closes #182.
  337. - Keep track of who placed bans, invites, and excepts.
  338. Idea and implementation by LucentW, Thanks! Closes #203.
  339. - Make setgroups(3) function optional: For example, Interix is missing
  340. this function, which prevented ngIRCd to build on this platform. When
  341. setgroups(3) isn't available, a warning message is issued on startup.
  342. - Implement numeric RPL_LISTSTART(321). lightIRC and other clients
  343. expecting RPL_LISTSTART should now behave correctly.
  344. Idea and implementation by LucentW, Thanks! Closes #207.
  345. - Update ngircd.conf.5: "CloakUserToNick" hides user _and_ real name.
  346. This closes #208.
  347. - Fix case insensitive pattern matching: Up to now, only the input
  348. string became lowercased and was then compared to the pattern -- which
  349. failed when the pattern itself wasn't all lowercase!
  350. - Streamline the effect of "MorePrivacy" option: Update documentation
  351. in ngircd.conf(5); don't hide channels for IRC Ops on LIST and don't
  352. hide IP addresses/hostnames on WHOIS when "MorePrivacy" is in effect.
  353. This closes #198.
  354. - IRC operators now can kick anyone when "OperCanMode" is set.
  355. Idea and implementation by LucentW, Thanks! Closes #202.
  356. - Implement user mode "I": Hide channels on WHOIS: this mode prevents
  357. ngIRCd from showing channels on WHOIS (IRC Operators can always see
  358. the channel list).
  359. Idea and implementation by LucentW, Thanks! Closes #197.
  360. - INVITE command: Implement ERR_USERNOTONSERV(504) numeric and make sure
  361. that the target user is on the same server when inviting other users
  362. to local ("&") channels.
  363. Idea by Cahata, thanks! Closes #183.
  364. - INVITE command: Enforce 1 second penalty time, which prevents flooding
  365. of the target client.
  366. This closes #186. Reported by Cahata, thanks!
  367. - MODE command: Always report channel creation time. Up to now when
  368. receiving a MODE command, ngIRCd only reported the channel creation
  369. time to clients that were members of the channel. This patch reports
  370. the channel creation time to all clients, regardless if they are joined
  371. to that channel or not. At least ircd-seven behaves like this.
  372. This closes #188. Reported by Cahata, thanks!
  373. - Update Xcode project for latest Xcode version (6.3).
  374. ngIRCd 22.1 (2015-04-06)
  375. - Update doc/Platforms.txt and doc/FAQ.txt.
  376. - Fix spelling of RPL_WHOISBOT message text.
  377. - Don't send nick name as default PART reason: No other IRC daemon seems
  378. to do this (today?). Closes #185.
  379. Reported by Cahata in #ngircd, thanks!
  380. - Fix "WHO #<chan>" showing invisible users and hiding all visible, the
  381. logic was reversed! This bug has been introduced by commit c74115f2,
  382. "Simplify mode checking on channels and users within a channel", ngIRCd
  383. releases 21, 21.1, and 22 are affected :-( Problem reported by Cahata
  384. in #ngircd, Thanks!
  385. - Fix typo in src/testsuite/README
  386. - Auth PING: Fix our information text for manual sending of "PONG". Up to
  387. now, ngIRCd doesn't send a valid IRC command at all, oops!
  388. - Auth PING: Fix internal time stamp conversion and don't send a prefix in
  389. our PING command. The prefix confuses WeeChat, at least, which doesn't
  390. send an appropriate PONG in the case ...
  391. Debugging and patch by "wowaname" on #ngircd, thanks!
  392. - Fix syntax of ERR_LISTFULL_MSG(478) numeric. Pointed out by "wowaname"
  393. in #ngircd, thanks!
  394. - Enhance debug messages while sending CHANINFO commands.
  395. - Reset "last try" timer when enabling a passive server. This results in
  396. a new connection attempt as soon as possible.
  397. - Change log message for "Can't resolve address" and for IP address
  398. forgeries.
  399. - doc/HowToRelease.txt: Add note about the bug tracker.
  400. - Update "CipherList" to not enable SSLv3 by default. Idea, initial patch,
  401. and testing by Christoph Biedl <>.
  402. - Change ngIRCd test suite not to use DNS lookups: Different operating
  403. systems do behave quite differently when doing DNS lookups, for example
  404. "" sometimes resolves to "localhost" and sometimes to
  405. "localhost.localdomain" (for example OpenBSD). And other OS resolve
  406. "localhost" to the real host name (for example Cygwin). So not using
  407. DNS at all makes the test site much more portable.
  408. ngIRCd 22 (2014-10-11)
  409. - Match all list patterns case-insensitive: this affects the invite-,
  410. ban-, and except lists, as well as G-Lines an K-Lines.
  411. Problem pointed out by "wowaname" on #ngircd, thanks!
  412. ngIRCd 22~rc1 (2014-09-29)
  413. - Sync "except lists" between servers: Up to now, ban, invite, and G-Line
  414. lists have been synced between servers while linking -- but obviously
  415. nobody noticed that except list have been missing ever since. Until now.
  416. Thanks to "j4jackj", who reported this issue in #ngircd.
  417. - Allow longer user names (up to 63 characters) for authentication.
  418. - Correctly check that a server has a valid hostname and port, thanks to
  419. David Binderman <> who reported this bug.
  420. - Fix the function which generates complete "IRC masks" from user input,
  421. don't destroy the source buffer and use all provided parts (nick, user,
  422. host name). This fixes GLINEs/KLINEs from not working in some situations.
  423. - Increase MAX_SERVERS from 16 to 64: There are installations out there
  424. that would like to configure more than 16 links per server, so increase
  425. this limit. Best would be to get rid of MAX_SERVERS altogether and make
  426. if fully dynamic, but start with this quick and dirty hack ...
  427. - Debian: Don't adjust path names that are correct by default and correctly
  428. set and use "docdir".
  429. - Update config.guess and config.sub to recent versions.
  430. - Test suite/ Detect when tests have been skipped.
  431. - doc/Bopm.txt: Update "connregex" and "kline" for current ngIRCd.
  432. - Allow "DefaultUserModes" to set all possible modes, including modes only
  433. settable by IRC Operators.
  434. - Spoofed prefixes: Really kill connection on non-server links.
  435. - Implement user mode "F": "relaxed flood protection". Clients with mode
  436. "F" set are allowed to rapidly send data to the daemon. This mode is only
  437. settable by IRC Operators and can cause problems in the network -- so be
  438. careful and only set it on "trusted" clients!
  439. User mode "F" is used by Bahamut for this purpose, for example.
  440. - Handle "throttling" in a single function: ngIRCd implements "command
  441. throttling" and "bps throttling" (bytes per second). The states are
  442. detected in different functions, Conn_Handler() and Read_Request(), but
  443. handle the actual "throttling" in a common function: this enables us to
  444. guarantee consistent behavior and to disable throttling for special
  445. connections in only one place
  446. - Use server password when PAM is compiled in but disabled.
  447. - Streamline punctuation of log messages.
  448. - Return ISUPPORT(005) numerics on "VERSION". This is how ircd-seven,
  449. Charybdis, Hybrid, and InspIRCd behave, for example.
  450. - configure: Only link "contrib/Debian" if it exists, which isn't the case
  451. on "VPATH builds", for example.
  452. - Show the account name in WHOIS. This uses the same numeric as Charybdis
  453. and ircu families: WHOISLOGGEDIN(330).
  454. - Pattern matching: Remove "range matching" in our pattern matching code
  455. using the "[...]" syntax, because [ and ] are valid characters in nick
  456. names and one has to quote them currently using the "\" character, which
  457. is quite unexpected for users.
  458. - New option "-x", don't regenerate build system and
  459. allow using separate source and build trees.
  460. - Test suite: explicitly enable glibc memory checking.
  461. - Make "MODE -k" handling more robust and compatible, send "fake '*' key"
  462. in all replies.
  463. - Update ngIRCd requires GNU autoconf 2.61 for generating its
  464. build system, so update the build system accordingly and implement all
  465. changes that autoupdate(1) suggests: Update AC_PREREQ and AC_INIT, use
  467. AC_TYPE_SIGNAL (we don't use RETSIGTYPE).
  468. - portabtest: Actually test the functions snprintf(), strlcpy(), strlcat(),
  469. and vsnprintf() for correctness, not only existence (which was quite
  470. useless, because if they weren't available, the program could not have
  471. been linked at all ...).
  472. - Implement new configuration option "Network": it is used to set the
  473. (completely optional) "network name", to which this instance of the
  474. daemon belongs. When set, this name is used in the ISUPPORT(005) numeric
  475. which is sent to all clients connecting to the server after logging in.
  476. - Update doc/Platforms.txt.
  477. - Various code cleanups, remove unused code, streamline error handling.
  478. Remove all imp.h and exp.h header files, support non-standard vsnprintf()
  479. return codes, and fix some K&R C portability issues. Streamline
  481. - Increase penalty time to 10 seconds when handling OPER commands with an
  482. invalid password.
  483. ngIRCd 21.1 (2014-03-25)
  484. - Don't ignore but use the server password when PAM is compiled in but
  485. disabled. Thanks to Roy Sindre Norangshol <>!
  486. - doc/Platforms.txt: Update from master branch.
  487. - Really kill connections that send "spoofed prefixes" on non-server links.
  488. This fixes commit 6cbe1308 which only killed the connection when the
  489. spoofed prefix itself belonged to a non-server client.
  490. - CHARCONV command: Fix handling conversion errors, don't overwrite already
  491. converted text!
  492. - doc/Services.txt: Update information for Anope 2.x.
  493. - Correctly use cloaked IRC masks on "INVITE nickname": The cloaked IRC mask
  494. of a user is his visible mask, so the daemon has to use it for generating
  495. the "one time" entries for the invite list of the given channel, and not
  496. the "real" mask which will never match while the target client is "+x", and
  497. even worse, will disclose the real mask on "MODE #channel +I" commands :-/
  498. Bug reported by Cahata on #ngircd, thanks!
  499. - configure: Only link "contrib/Debian" if it exists. This isn't the case on
  500. "VPATH builds", for example.
  501. - Use $(MKDIR_P) instead of $(mkinstalldirs) in Makefile's and test for
  502. "mkdir -p" using AC_PROG_MKDIR_P in "configure".
  503. - Fix configure script and "make check" for TCP Wrappers (problems spotted on
  504. OpenBSD): add missing #include's and static variables, and add libwrap at
  505. the end of the configure run because if libwrap becomes added earlier,
  506. other tests may fail.
  507. - configure: add support for the LDFLAGS_END and LIBS_END variables to add
  508. linker flags and libraries at the end of the configure run (CFLAGS_END has
  509. been implemented already).
  510. - and Don't use "test -e", it isn't portable.
  511. - Update Copyright notices for 2014 :-)
  512. - Fix permanent {G|K}LINES (with a timeout of 0 seconds).
  513. - WEBIRC: Don't set the hostname received by the WEBIRC command when DNS
  514. lookups are disabled, but use the IP address instead.
  515. Reported by Toni Spets <>, thanks!
  516. - Check for working getaddrinfo() function: At least AIX 4.3.3 and 5.1 have a
  517. broken implementation of getaddrinfo() which doesn't handle "0" as numeric
  518. service correctly. This patch adds a configure check for this case and
  519. changes all calling functions to only use getaddrinfo() if it "works".
  520. See <>
  521. - Only use the unsetenv() function when it is available (AIX 4.3 doesn't
  522. support it, for example).
  523. - Make sure that the source code is still compatible with the "ansi2knr" tool
  524. and builds using non-ANSI K&R C compilers. Tested with Apple C on A/UX.
  525. - Fix building ngIRCd without support for ZLIB compression. Reported by
  526. "der_baer" on #ngircd, thanks!
  527. ngIRCd 21 (2013-10-30)
  528. - ./contrib/Debian/ngircd.init: Make sure no stale PID file is left over
  529. when (re-)starting ngIRCd.
  530. - Change ./contrib/ and update ./doc/Platforms.txt to
  531. allow user names up to 8 characters.
  532. - Call arc4random_stir() in forked subprocesses, when available. This
  533. is required by FreeBSD <10 and current NetBSD at least to correctly
  534. initialize the "arc4" random number generator on these platforms.
  535. - Update our own Debian package configuration and fix the default path
  536. of the "HelpFile" of the "full" package variants.
  537. ngIRCd 21~rc2 (2013-10-20)
  538. - Report the correct configuration file name on configuration errors,
  539. support longer configuration lines, and warn when lines are truncated.
  540. - Use arc4random() function to generate "random" numbers, when available.
  541. - Detect clang compiler, and clean up GIT source tree
  542. before building (when possible).
  543. - Update (date of) manual pages.
  544. - Update "Upgrade Information" in INSTALL file, add more systems to
  545. doc/Platforms.txt, and fix spelling in NEWS and ChangeLog files =:)
  546. - Fix remaining compiler warnings on OpenBSD.
  547. ngIRCd 21~rc1 (2013-10-05)
  548. - Actually KILL clients on GLINE/KLINE. (Closes bug #156)
  549. - Adjust log messages for invalid and spoofed prefixes, which cleans up
  550. logging of commands related to already KILL'ed clients. And don't
  551. forward KILL commands for (already) unknown clients any more to prevent
  552. unnecessary duplicates.
  553. - Add support to show all user links using the "STATS L" (uppercase)
  554. command (restricted to IRC Operators).
  555. - Fixed blocking of server reconnects in some error configurations.
  556. - Don't ignore SSL-related errors during startup any more: abort startup
  557. when SSL is requested by the configuration but can't be initialized and
  558. don't continue only listening on plain text communication ports.
  559. (Closes bug #163)
  560. - Implement configurable SSL cipher list selection for GnuTLS and OpenSSL
  561. using the new configuration option "CipherList". In addition, this
  562. changes the defaults to more secure values: "HIGH:!aNULL:@STRENGTH" for
  563. OpenSSL, and "SECURE128" for GnuTLS.
  564. - Fix "TRACE": Correctly return ERR_NEEDMOREPARAMS(461) (which basically
  565. is "syntax error") when there are too many parameters.
  566. - Clean up lots of permission and parameter checks in functions handling
  567. IRC commands; and more consistently add penalty times on errors.
  568. - Fix error numeric of WHOIS when no nick name has been provided:
  569. as per RFC it should be ERR_NONICKNAMEGIVEN(431).
  570. - Only log "IDENT ... no result" messages when an IDENT looked took place
  571. and didn't return any data, not when IDENT has been disabled.
  572. - Show connection flag "s" (SSL) in RPL_TRACE{LINK|SERVER} messages: now
  573. you can check if a server-to-server link is SSL-encrypted or not using
  574. the IRC "TRACE" command.
  575. - Correctly discard supplementary groups on server startup.
  576. - Save client IP address text for "WebIRC" users and correctly display
  577. it on WHOIS, for example. (Closes bug #159)
  578. - Implement the new configuration option "DefaultUserModes" which lists
  579. user modes that become automatically set on new local clients right
  580. after login. Please note that only modes can be set that the client
  581. could set on itself, so you can't set "a" (away) or "o" (IRC Op),
  582. for example! User modes "i" (invisible) or "x" (cloaked) etc. are
  583. "interesting", though. (Closes bug #160)
  584. - Add support for the new METADATA "account" property, which allows
  585. services to automatically identify users after netsplits and across
  586. service restarts.
  587. - Enforce "penalty times" on error conditions more consistently and in
  588. more places. Now most error codes sent back from the IRC server to the
  589. client should result in a 2 second "penalty".
  590. - Implement a new configuration option "AllowedChannelTypes" that lists
  591. all allowed channel types (channel prefixes) for newly created channels
  592. on the local server. By default, all supported channel types are allowed.
  593. If set to the empty string, local clients can't create new channels at
  594. all, which equals the old "PredefChannelsOnly = yes" setting.
  595. This change deprecates the "PredefChannelsOnly" variable, too, but it is
  596. still supported and translated to the appropriate "AllowedChannelTypes"
  597. setting. When the old "PredefChannelsOnly" variable is processed, a
  598. warning message is logged. (Closes bug #152)
  599. - Add support for "client certificate fingerprinting". When a client
  600. passes an SSL certificate to the server, the "fingerprint" will be
  601. forwarded in the network which enables IRC services to identify the
  602. user using this certificate and not using passwords.
  603. - IRC Operator names, as defined in ngircd.conf, are logged now when
  604. handling successful OPER commands.
  605. - Some error conditions while handling IRC commands, like "permission
  606. denied" or "need more parameters", result in more penalty times.
  607. - The numeric replies of some commands became split too early which
  608. resulted in more numeric reply lines than necessary.
  609. - Implement a new configuration option "IncludeDir" in the "[Options]"
  610. section that can be used to specify a directory which can contain
  611. further configuration files and configuration file snippets matching
  612. the pattern "*.conf". These files are read in after the main server
  613. configuration file ("ngircd.conf" by default) has been read in and
  614. parsed. The default is "$SYSCONFDIR/ngircd.conf.d", so that it is
  615. possible to adjust the configuration only by placing additional files
  616. into this directory. (Closes bug #157)
  617. - Fix use-after-free in the Lists_CheckReason() function, which is used
  618. to check if a client is a member of a particular ban/invite/... list.
  619. - Xcode: fix detection of host OS, vendor, and CPU type, and update
  620. project settings for Xcode 5.
  621. - OS X PackageMaker: use relative path names in project files and package
  622. with correct file permissions (requires root privileges on "make").
  623. - Add Travis-CI configuration file (".travis.yml") to project.
  624. - Look for possible cloaked Masks in Lists. Users with +x user mode can
  625. be banned with their cloaked hostname now.
  626. - Don't read SSL client data before DNS resolver is finished which could
  627. have resulted in discarding the resolved client hostname and IDENT
  628. reply afterwards, because in some situations (timing dependent) the
  629. NICK and USER commands could have already been read in from the client,
  630. stored in the buffer, and been processed.
  631. Thanks to Julian Brost for reporting the issue and testing, and to
  632. Federico G. Schwindt <> for helping to debug it!
  633. - Increase password length limit to 64 characters. (Closes bug #154)
  634. - doc/Services.txt: Update Anope status and URL.
  635. - Clean up Xcode project file, remove outdated files, add missing ones.
  636. - Update Doxygen configuration file.
  637. - configure: search for iconv_open as well as libiconv_open, because
  638. on some installations iconv_open() is actually libiconv_open().
  639. iconv_open() is the glibc version while libiconv_open() is the
  640. libiconv version, now both variants are supported. (Closes bug #151)
  641. - ngIRCd now accepts user names including "@" characters, saves the
  642. unmodified name for authentication but stores only the part in front
  643. of the "@" character as "IRC user name". And the latter is how
  644. ircd2.11, Bahamut, and irc-seven behave as well. (Closes bug #155)
  645. - Lots of IRC "information functions" like ADMIN, INFO, ... now accept
  646. server masks and names of connected users (in addition to server names)
  647. for specifying the target server of the command. (Closes bug #153)
  648. - Implement a new configuration option "IdleTimeout" in the "[Limits]"
  649. section of the configuration file which can be used to set a timeout
  650. in seconds after which the whole daemon will shutdown when no more
  651. connections are left active after handling at least one client.
  652. The default is 0, "never".
  653. This can be useful for testing or when ngIRCd is started using "socket
  654. activation" with systemd(8), for example.
  655. - Implement support for systemd(8) "socket activation".
  656. - contrib/README: add description for more files.
  657. - Enable WHOIS to display information about IRC Services using the new
  658. numeric 310(RPL_WHOISSERVICE) This numeric is used for this purpose by
  659. InspIRCd, for example -- but as usual, other numerics are in use, too,
  660. like 613 in UltimateIRCd ...
  661. Please note that neither the Operator (+o) not the "bot status" (+B)
  662. of an IRC service is displayed in the output.
  663. - Exit message: use singular & plural :-)
  664. - Check for autoconf/automake wrapper scripts
  665. - Add missing punctuation marks in log messages, adjust some severity
  666. levels, and make SSL-related messages more readable.
  667. - AUTHORS file: Update list of contributors.
  668. - Update systemd(8) example configuration files in ./contrib/ directory:
  669. the "ngircd.service" file now uses the "forking" service type which
  670. enhances the log messages shown by "systemctl status ngircd.service",
  671. and the new "ngircd.socket" file configures a systemd socket that
  672. configures a socket for ngIRCd and launches the daemon on demand.
  673. - Enhance help system and the HELP command: now a "help text file" can be
  674. set using the new configuration option "HelpFile" ("global" section),
  675. which is read in and parsed on server startup and configuration reload,
  676. and then is used to output individual help texts to specific topics.
  677. Please see the file ./doc/Commands.txt for details.
  678. ngIRCd 20.3 (2013-08-23)
  679. - Security: Fix a denial of service bug (server crash) which could happen
  680. when the configuration option "NoticeAuth" is enabled (which is NOT the
  681. default) and ngIRCd failed to send the "notice auth" messages to new
  682. clients connecting to the server (CVE-2013-5580).
  683. ngIRCd 20.2 (2013-02-15)
  684. - Security: Fix a denial of service bug in the function handling KICK
  685. commands that could be used by arbitrary users to crash the daemon
  686. (CVE-2013-1747).
  687. - WHO command: Use the currently "displayed hostname" (which can be cloaked!)
  688. for hostname matching, not the real one. In other words: don't display all
  689. the cloaked users on a specific real hostname!
  690. - configure: The header file "netinet/in_systm.h" already is optional in
  691. ngIRCd, so don't require it in the configure script. Now ngIRCd can be
  692. built on Minix 3 again :-)
  693. - Return better "Connection not registered as server link" errors: Now ngIRCd
  694. returns a more specific error message for numeric ERR_NOTREGISTERED(451)
  695. when a regular user tries to use a command that isn't allowed for users but
  696. for servers.
  697. - Don't report ERR_NEEDMOREPARAMS(461) when a MDOE command with more modes
  698. than nicknames is handled, as well as for channel limit and key changes
  699. without specifying the limit or key parameters.
  700. This is how a lot (all?) other IRC servers behave, including ircd2.11,
  701. InspIRCd, and ircd-seven. And because of clients (tested with Textual and
  702. mIRC) sending bogus MODE commands like "MODE -ooo nick", end-users got the
  703. expected result as well as correct but misleading error messages ...
  704. - Correctly detect when SSL subsystem must be initialized and take
  705. outgoing connections (server links!) into account, too.
  706. - Enforce serial test harness on GNU automake >=1.13. The
  707. new parallel test harness which is enabled by default starting with
  708. automake 1.13 isn't compatible with our test suite.
  709. And don't use "egrep -o", instead use "sed", because it isn't portable
  710. and not available on OpenBSD, for example.
  711. ngIRCd 20.1 (2013-01-02)
  712. - Allow ERROR command on server and service links only, ignore them and
  713. add a penalty time on all other link types.
  714. - Enforced mode setting by IRC Operators: Only check the channel user
  715. modes of the initiator if he is joined to the channel and not an IRC
  716. operator enforcing modes (which requires the configuration option
  717. "OperCanUseMode" to be enabled), because trying to check channel user
  718. modes of a non-member results in an assertion when running with debug
  719. code or could crash the daemon otherwise. This closes bug #147, thanks
  720. to James Kirwill <> for tracking this down!
  721. - Fix build system to cope with spaces in path names.
  722. - Code cleanups, mostly to fix build warnings on Cygwin.
  723. ngIRCd 20 (2012-12-17)
  724. - Allow user names ("INDENT") up to 20 characters when ngIRCd has not
  725. been configured for "strict RFC mode". This is useful if you are using
  726. external (PAM) authentication mechanisms that require longer user names.
  727. Patch suggested by Brett Smith <>, see
  728. <>.
  729. ngIRCd 20~rc2 (2012-12-02)
  730. - Rework cloaked hostname handling and implement the "METADATA cloakhost"
  731. subcommand: Now ngIRCd uses two fields internally, one to store the
  732. "real" hostname and one to save the "cloaked" hostname. This allows
  733. "foreign servers" (aka "IRC services") to alter the real and cloaked
  734. hostnames of clients without problems, even when the user itself issues
  735. additional "MODE +x" and "MODE -x" commands.
  736. - RPL_UMODEIS: send correct target name, even on server links.
  737. - Update to follow autoconf changes and only generate
  738. the "configure" script when it is missing.
  739. - Fix the test suite to correctly execute test scripts even when stdout
  740. is redirected.
  741. - Fix some compiler warnings on NetBSD and OpenBSD.
  742. ngIRCd 20~rc1 (2012-11-11)
  743. - Update doc/Services.txt: describe the upcoming version of Anope 1.9.8,
  744. then including a protocol module for ngIRCd. And remove our own patches
  745. in ./contrib/Anope because they aren't supported any more ...
  746. - Implement new "METADATA" command which can be used by remote servers
  747. and IRC services to update client metadata like the client info text
  748. ("real name"), user name, and hostname, and use this command to
  749. configure an cloaked hostname (user mode "+x") on remote servers:
  750. This prevents "double cloaking" of hostnames and even cloaked
  751. hostnames are in sync on all servers supporting "METADATA" now.
  752. - Fix error message when trying to join non-predefined channels and the
  753. "PredefChannelsOnly" configuration option is set.
  754. - Implement new IRC "SVSNICK" command to allow remote servers (and IRC
  755. services) to change nicknames of already registered users. The SVSNICK
  756. command itself doesn't change the nickname, but it becomes forwarded
  757. to the server to which the user is connected to. And then this server
  758. initiates the real nickname changing using regular NICK commands.
  759. This allows to run mixed networks with old servers not supporting the
  760. SVSNICK command, because SVSNICK commands for nicknames on such servers
  761. are silently ignored and don't cause a desynchronization of the network.
  762. - Make server reconnect time a little bit more random, so that two
  763. servers trying to connect to each other asynchronously don't try this
  764. in exactly the same time periods and kick each other off ...
  765. - Don't accept connections for servers already being linked: there was a
  766. time frame that could result in one connection overwriting the other,
  767. e. g. the incoming connection overwriting the status of the outgoing
  768. one. And this could lead to all kind of weirdness (even crashes!) later
  769. on: now such incoming connections are dropped.
  770. - New configuration option "MaxListSize" to configure the maximum number
  771. of channels returned by a LIST command. The default is 100, as before.
  772. - Implement user mode "b", "block messages": when a user has set mode "b",
  773. all private messages and notices to this user are blocked if they don't
  774. originate from a registered user, an IRC Op, server or service. The
  775. originator gets an error numeric sent back in this case,
  776. ERR_NONONREG_MSG (486), which is used by UnrealIRCd, too. (Closes #144)
  777. - WHOIS: Not only show RPL_WHOISHOST_MSG to local IRC operators, but show
  778. it to all IRC operators in the network. And don't show it to anybody if
  779. the "more privacy" configuration option is enabled. (Closes #134)
  780. - Test suite: make expect scripts more verbose displaying dots for each
  781. reply of the server that it is waiting for.
  782. - WHOIS: Implement numeric RPL_WHOISMODES_MSG (379) and show user modes in
  783. the reply of the WHOIS command for the user himself or, if MorePrivacy
  784. isn't set, for request initiated by an IRC operator. (Closes #129)
  785. - Implement channel mode "V" (invite disallow): If the new channel mode
  786. "V" is set, the INVITE command becomes invalid and all clients get the
  787. new ERR_NOINVITE_MSG (518) reply. (Closes #143)
  788. - KICK-protect IRC services.
  789. - Implement channel mode "Q" and user mode "q": Both modes protect users
  790. from channel kicks: only IRC operators and servers can kick users having
  791. mode "q" or in channels with mode "Q". (Closes #141)
  792. - Debian: require "telnet" or "telnet-ssl" for building and enable
  793. CHARCONV in ngircd-full[-dbg] variants.
  794. - Send RPL_REHASHING (382) numeric if a REHASH command was accepted.
  795. - Fix spelling and variable names in some log messages.
  796. - Allow users to "cloak" their hostname only when the configuration
  797. variable "CloakHostModeX" (introduced in 19.2) is set. Otherwise, only
  798. IRC operators, other servers, and services are allowed to set the user
  799. mode "+x": this prevents regular users from changing their hostmask to
  800. the name of the IRC server itself, which confused quite a few people ;-)
  801. (Closes #133)
  802. - New configuration option "OperChanPAutoOp": If disabled, IRC operators
  803. don't become channel operators in persistent channels when joining.
  804. Enabled by default, which has been the behavior of ngIRCd up to this
  805. patch. (Closes #135)
  806. - Allow IRC operators to see secret (+s) channels in LIST command as long
  807. as the "MorePrivacy" configuration option isn't enabled in the
  808. configuration file. (Closes #136)
  809. - Enhance build system: Support new (>=1.12) and old (<=1.11) GNU automake
  810. versions, update checks for required and optional features, enable
  811. colored test output of automake (if available), rename to
  812. more modern, include .mailmap and all build-system files in
  813. distribution archives and no longer require a GIT tree to detect the
  814. correct version string.
  815. - Update documentation: add doc/Contributing.txt and include version
  816. numbers in doc/Modes.txt.
  817. - Free all listen ports on initialization: now listen ports can be
  818. reconfigured on runtime using a configuration reload.
  819. - Initialize SSL when needed only, and disable SSL on errors.
  820. - Implement new (optional) IRC+ "CHARCONV" command to set a client
  821. character set that the server translates all messages to/from UTF-8.
  822. This feature requires the "libiconv" library and must be enabled using
  823. the new "--with-iconv" option of the ./configure script. See
  824. doc/Protocol.txt for details. (Closes #109)
  825. - Allow limited punctuation in usernames, for better PAM integration.
  826. - Correctly re-initialize signal handlers on RESTART commands.
  827. - Show a warning on startup if the configuration file is not a full path:
  828. ngIRCd is a long-running process and changes its working directory to
  829. "/" to not block mounted filesystems and the like when running as daemon
  830. ("not in the foreground"); therefore the path to the configuration file
  831. must be relative to "/" (or the chroot() directory), which basically is
  832. "not relative", to ensure that "kill -HUP" and the "REHASH" command work
  833. as expected later on. (Closes #127)
  834. - Make the "&SERVER" channel definable in a [Channel] configuration block,
  835. which enables server operators to overwrite the built-in topic and
  836. channel modes. (Closes #131)
  837. - Don't limit list size of "WHO #channel" commands, because it makes no
  838. sense to not return all the users in that channel, so I removed the
  839. check. But if there are more than MAX_RPL_WHO(25) replies, the client
  840. requesting the list will be "penalized" one second more, then 2 in
  841. total. (Closes #125)
  842. - Make ngIRCd buildable using the kqueue() IO interface on FreeBSD 4.x.
  843. - Fix the "NoticeAuth" configuration option when using SSL connections and
  844. enhance the message to show the hostname and IDENT reply of the client.
  845. - Introduce numeric RPL_HOSTHIDDEN_MSG (396): This numeric is sent to the
  846. client each time it changes its displayed hostname using "MODE +/-x",
  847. and if "CloakHost" is set right after the MOTD has been sent.
  848. - Fix USERHOST not displaying the correctly cloaked hostname.
  849. - Implement user mode "B" ("Bot flag"): it is settable and unsettable by
  850. every (non-restricted) client. This is how Unreal and InspIRCd do
  851. behave, and so do we :-)
  852. - Dynamically allocate memory for connection passwords: This a) saves
  853. memory for clients not using passwords at all and b) allows for
  854. "arbitrarily" long passwords.
  855. - Implement channel mode "M": Only the server, identified users and IRC
  856. operators are able to talk in such a channel.
  857. - Block nicknames that are reserved for services and are defined using the
  858. configuration variable "ServiceMask" in "Server" blocks; And this
  859. variable now can handle more than one mask separated by commas.
  860. - Now "make uninstall" removes the installed "ngircd.conf" file, if it is
  861. still equal to our "sample-ngircd.conf" file and therefore hasn't been
  862. modified by the user. If it has been modified, it isn't removed and a
  863. notice is displayed to the user. And "make install" now displays a
  864. message when no ngircd.conf file exists and the "sample-ngircd.conf"
  865. file will be installed as a starting point.
  866. - Add contrib/ngircd.service, a systemd service file for ngircd.
  867. - Implemented XOP channel user modes: "Half Op" ("+h", prefix "%") can set
  868. the channel modes +imntvIbek and kick all +v and normal users; "Admin"
  869. ("+a", prefix "&") can set channel modes +imntvIbekoRsz and kick all +o,
  870. +h, +v and normal users; and "Owner" ("+q", prefix "~") can set channel
  871. modes +imntvIbekoRsz and kick all +a, +o, +h, +v and normal users.
  872. - Implement hashed cloaked hostnames for both the "CloakHost" and
  873. "CloakHostModeX" configuration options: now the admin can use the new
  874. '%x' placeholder to insert a hashed version of the clients hostname,
  875. and the new configuration option "CloakHostSalt" defines the salt for
  876. the hash function. When "CloakHostSalt" is not set (the default), a
  877. random salt will be generated after each server restart. (Closes #133)
  878. ngIRCd 19.2 (2012-06-19)
  879. - doc/Capabilities.txt: document "multi-prefix" capability
  880. ngIRCd 19.2~rc1 (2012-06-13)
  881. - New configuration option "CloakHostModeX" to configure the hostname
  882. that gets used for IRC clients which have user mode "+x" enabled.
  883. Up to now, the name of the IRC server itself has been used for this,
  884. which still is the default when "CloakHostModeX" isn't set.
  885. - Correctly handle asynchronously re-established server links: a race
  886. condition could let the daemon loose track of an already re-established
  887. incoming server link while preparing its own outgoing connection.
  888. Peers that both try to connect each other could have been affected.
  889. - Log a debug message when SIGUSR2 is handled in debug mode.
  890. - Only allow alphanumeric characters in user-supplied user names of
  891. USER command and IDENT replies.
  892. - Change wording of "TLS initialized" message to make it more consistent.
  893. - Don't leak file descriptors on error path when creating "PID files".
  894. - Add missing mode "r" to CHANMODES in 005 "ISUPPORT" numeric.
  895. - Update doc/Modes.txt and doc/Platforms.txt documents.
  896. - contrib/ correctly detect Open64 C compiler and handle
  897. "CC=xxx MAKE=yyy ./" calling convention.
  898. - Add instructions for setting up Atheme IRC services.
  899. - Implement support for IRC capability handling, the new "CAP" command,
  900. and capability "multi-prefix" which allows both the NAME and WHO command
  901. handlers to return more than one "class prefix" to the client.
  902. - Update Xcode project files: reference missing documentation files.
  903. - Fix: Don't ignore "permission denied" errors when enabling chroot.
  904. - FAQ: enhance description of chroot setup.
  905. ngIRCd 19.1 (2012-03-19)
  906. - Fix gcc warning (v4.6.3), initialize "list" variable to NULL.
  907. - Fix typos: "recieved" -> "received", "Please not" -> "Please note",
  908. and fix lintian(1) warning ""hyphen-used-as-minus-sign", too.
  909. - Really include _all_ patches to build the Anope module into the
  910. distribution archive ... ooops!
  911. - Fix test case error for Debian using sbuild(1).
  912. - Don't log "ngIRCd hello message" two times when starting up.
  913. ngIRCd 19 (2012-02-29)
  914. - Update build system: bump config.guess and config.sub files used by
  915. GNU autoconf/automake to recent versions.
  916. - Fix configuration file parser: don't accept "[SSL]" blocks in the
  917. configuration file when no SSL support is built in ngIRCd.
  918. - Fix building ngIRCd with old gcc versions (e. g. 2.7.2).
  919. - Correctly re-open syslog logging after reading of configuration
  920. file: Syslog logging has been initialized before reading the
  921. configuration, so ngIRCd always used the default facility and ignored
  922. the "SyslogFacility" configuration option ...
  923. Thanks to Patrik Schindler for reporting this issue!
  924. ngIRCd 19~rc1 (2012-02-12)
  925. - Enhance command limits for server links: the limit now is dependent
  926. on the number of users connected in the network and higher while
  927. servers are joining the network to make the login of servers faster.
  928. - Log more information about server synchronization.
  929. - Update preliminary ngIRCd protocol module for Anope 1.9.6, which now
  930. is the only supported version.
  931. - New numeric RPL_WHOISHOST_MSG(378), which returns the DNS host name
  932. (if available) and the IP address of a client in the WHOIS reply.
  933. Only the user itself and local IRC operators get this numeric.
  934. - Implement channel exception list (mode 'e'). This allows a channel
  935. operator to define exception masks that allow users to join the
  936. channel even when a "ban" would match and prevent them from joining:
  937. the exception list (e) overrides the ban list (b).
  938. - PRIVMSG and NOTICE: Handle nick!user@host masks case-insensitive.
  939. - Implement user mode 'C': If the target user of a PRIVMSG or NOTICE
  940. command has the user mode 'C' set, it is required that both sender
  941. and receiver are on the same channel. This prevents private flooding
  942. by completely unknown clients.
  943. - New RPL_WHOISREGNICK_MSG(307) numeric in WHOIS command replies: it
  944. indicates if a nickname is registered (if user mode 'R' set).
  945. - Limit channel invite, ban, and exception lists to 50 entries and fix
  946. duplicate check and error messages when adding already listed entries
  947. or deleting no (longer) existing ones.
  948. - Fix both ERR_SUMMONDISABLED(445) and ERR_USERSDISABLED(446) replies.
  949. - MODE command: correctly return ERR_UNKNOWNMODE(472) numeric for
  950. unknown channel modes, instead of ERR_UMODEUNKNOWNFLAG(501).
  951. - ISUPPORT(005) numeric: add "O", "R", and "z" modes to "CHANMODES",
  952. add "EXCEPTS=e" and "INVEX=I", add "MAXLIST=beI:50".
  953. - Limit the number of list items in the reply of LIST (100), WHO (25),
  954. WHOIS (10), and WHOWAS (25) commands.
  955. - LIST command: compare pattern case insensitive.
  956. - Limit the MODE command to handle a maximum number of 5 channel modes
  957. that require an argument (+Ibkl) per call and report this number
  958. in the ISUPPORT(005) numeric: "MODES=5".
  959. - Fix handling of channel mode sequence with/without arguments.
  960. For example, don't generate wrong error messages when handling
  961. "MODE #chan +IIIIItn *!aa@b *!bb@c *!cc@d *!dd@e *!ee@f".
  962. - When sending data on a connection, only try to get the type of
  963. the client if there still is one assigned. This could trigger an
  964. assertion and end the daemon in some error paths.
  965. - Don't try to close already closed/invalid sockets to forked child
  966. processes. This could potentially crash the daemon in some cases
  967. with IDENT lookups enabled.
  968. - WHOIS command: make sure that the reply ends with RPL_ENDOFWHOIS,
  969. don't answer queries for IRC servers, make sure mask matching is
  970. case-insensitive, and that RPL_ENDOFWHOIS numeric is sent with the
  971. unmodified mask (like it has been received from the client).
  972. - LINKS command: support <mask> parameter to limit the reply.
  973. - Add 1 second penalty for every further target on PRIVMSG/NOTICE
  974. commands: this reduces the possibility of flooding channels with
  975. commands like "PRIVMSG/NOTICE #a,#n,#c,... :message" a little bit.
  976. Problem noticed by Cahata, thanks!
  977. - Display correct error message when "Server{UID|GID}" variable in the
  978. configuration file is invalid (not a number and no existing user).
  979. - Update Copyright notices for 2012 :-)
  980. - JOIN command: don't stop handling of channel lists when a single
  981. channel cannot be joined (because of bad name, wrong key or channel
  982. limit reached), but report an error and continue. And don't check
  983. the channel limit and don't report with "too many channels" when
  984. trying to join a channel that the client already is a member of.
  985. - ISON command: reply with the correct upper-/lowercase nicknames.
  986. - New configuration option "PAMIsOptional": when set, clients not
  987. sending a password are still allowed to connect: they won't become
  988. "identified" and keep the "~" character prepended to their supplied
  989. user name. See "man 5 ngircd.conf" for details.
  990. - Fixed handling of WHO commands. This fixes two bugs: "WHO <nick>"
  991. returned nothing at all if the user was "+i" (reported by Cahata,
  992. thanks) and "WHO <nick|nickmask>" returned channel names instead
  993. of "*" when the user was member of a (visible) channel.
  994. - Fixed some spelling errors in documentation and code comments
  995. (Thanks to Christoph Biedl).
  996. - contrib/Debian/control: Update and complete "Build-Depends" and
  997. update our Debian package descriptions with "official" ones.
  998. - Fixed typo in two error messages.
  999. - LUSERS reply: only count channels that are visible to the requesting
  1000. client, so the existence of secret channels is no longer revealed by
  1001. using LUSERS. Reported by Cahata, thanks!
  1002. - Unknown user and channel modes no longer stop the mode parser, but
  1003. are simply ignored. Therefore modes after the unknown one are now
  1004. handled. This is how ircd2.10/ircd2.11/ircd-seven behave, at least.
  1005. Reported by Cahata, thanks!
  1006. - README: Update list of implemented commands.
  1007. - Log better error messages when rejecting clients.
  1008. - Implement IRC commands "GLINE" and "KLINE" to ban users. G-Lines are
  1009. synchronized between server on peering, K-Lines are local only.
  1010. If you use "*!<user>@<host>" or "*!*@<host>" masks, these connections
  1011. are blocked even before the user is fully logged in (before PASS,
  1012. NICK, and USER commands have been processed) and before the child
  1013. processes for authentication are forked, so resource usage is smaller.
  1014. - Xcode: update project file for Xcode 4.2 and define HAVE_GAI_STRERROR
  1015. for Mac OS X Xcode builds.
  1016. - ./configure: Fix logic and quoting of poll() detection code: only use
  1017. poll() when poll.h exists as well.
  1018. - Suppress 'Can't create pre-defined channel: invalid name: ""' message.
  1019. - whois-test: handle local host name = "localhost.localdomain" using the
  1020. pattern "localhost*" for valid local host names.
  1021. - sample-ngircd.conf: show correct default for "PAM" variable: The
  1022. default of "PAM" is "yes" when ngIRCd has been configured to use it,
  1023. so show the correct default value in the sample configuration file.
  1024. (Closes #119)
  1025. - Update GPL 2 license text to current version.
  1026. - Only close "unrelated" sockets in forked child processes: This fixes
  1027. the problem that ngIRCd can't do any IDENT lookups because of the
  1028. socket has already been closed in the child process.
  1029. The bug has been introduced starting with ngIRCd 17 ... :-(
  1030. (commit ID 6ebb31ab35e)
  1031. - Added doc/Modes.txt: document modes supported by ngIRCd.
  1032. - Implement user mode "R": indicates that the nickname of this user
  1033. is "registered". This mode isn't handled by ngIRCd itself, but must
  1034. be set and unset by IRC services like Anope.
  1035. - Implement channel mode "R": only registered users (having the user
  1036. mode "R" set) are allowed to join this channel.
  1037. - Test suite: bind to loopback ( interface only.
  1038. - New 2nd message "Nickname too long" for error code 432.
  1039. - Xcode: Mac OS X config.h: support 10.5 as well as 10.6/10.7 SDK.
  1040. - Xcode: exclude more Xcode 4 specific directories in ".gitignore".
  1041. - Disconnect directly linked servers sending QUIT. Without this,
  1042. the server becomes removed from the network and the client list,
  1043. but the connection isn't shut down at all ...
  1044. - contrib/ngindent: detect "gindent" as GNU indent.
  1045. - Handle unknown user and channel modes: these modes are saved and
  1046. forwarded to other servers, but ignored otherwise.
  1047. - Handle channel user modes 'a', 'h', and 'q' from remote servers.
  1048. These channel user modes aren't used for anything at the moment,
  1049. but ngIRCd knows that these three modes are "channel user modes"
  1050. and not "channel modes", that is that these modes take an "nickname"
  1051. argument. Like unknown user and channel modes, these modes are saved
  1052. and forwarded to other servers, but ignored otherwise.
  1053. - Correctly inform clients when other servers change their user modes.
  1054. This is required for some services to work correctly.
  1055. - Test suite: make work even when run as root.
  1056. - Spoofed prefixes: close connection on non-server links only.
  1057. On server-links, spoofed prefixes can happen because of the
  1058. asynchronous nature of the IRC protocol. So don't break server-
  1059. links, only log a message and ignore the command. (Closes #113)
  1060. ngIRCd 18 (2011-07-10)
  1061. - Update timestamp of ngircd(8) manual page.
  1062. - Add preliminary ngIRCd protocol module for Anope 1.9 to contrib/Anope/.
  1063. - Don't register WHOWAS information when "MorePrivacy" option is in effect.
  1064. ngIRCd 18~rc2 (2011-06-29)
  1065. - Update documentation, fix some wording, and use a spellchecker :-)
  1066. - ngircd.conf.5: strip "SSL" prefix from variables in [SSL] section.
  1067. - ngircd.8: document debugging options.
  1068. - GnuTLS: use 1024 bits as minimum size of the DH prime. This enables
  1069. ngIRCd to accept incoming connections from other servers and clients
  1070. that "only" use at least 1024 bits again, like ngIRCd 17 did (and no
  1071. longer requires 2048 bits for incoming connections).
  1072. ngIRCd 18~rc1 (2011-06-27)
  1073. - PAM warning message: make clear which "Password" config option is ignored.
  1074. - New configuration option "MorePrivacy" to "censor" some user information.
  1075. When enabled, signon time and idle time is left out. Part and quit
  1076. messages are made to look the same. WHOWAS requests are silently dropped.
  1077. All of this is useful if one wish to conceal users that access the ngircd
  1078. servers from TOR or I2P.
  1079. - New configuration option "ScrubCTCP" to scrub incoming CTCP commands. If
  1080. activated, the server silently drops incoming CTCP requests from both
  1081. other servers and from users. The server that scrubs CTCP will not forward
  1082. the CTCP requests to other servers in the network either, which can spell
  1083. trouble if not every oper knows about the CTCP-scrubbing. Scrubbing CTCP
  1084. commands also means that it is not possible to send files between users.
  1085. There is one exception to the CTCP scrubbing performed: ACTION ("/me
  1086. commands") requests are not scrubbed.
  1087. - Display configuration errors more prominent on "--configtest".
  1088. - Restructure ngIRCd configuration file: introduce new [Limits], [Options],
  1089. and [SSL] sections. The intention of this restructuring is to make the
  1090. [Global] section much cleaner, so that it only contains variables that
  1091. most installations must adjust to the local requirements. All the optional
  1092. variables are moved to [Limits], for configurable limits and timers of
  1093. ngIRCd, and [Options], for optional features. All SSL-related variables
  1094. are moved to [SSL] and the "SSL"-prefix is stripped. The old variables in
  1095. the [Global] section are deprecated now, but are still recognized.
  1096. => Don't forget to check your configuration, use "ngircd --configtest"!
  1097. - New documentation "how to contribute": doc/Contributing.txt.
  1098. - Slightly fix error handling when connecting to remote servers.
  1099. - GnuTLS: bump DH-bitsize to 2048: this solves the problem that some clients
  1100. refuse to connect to severs that only offer 1024. For interoperability it
  1101. would be best to just use 4096 bits, but that takes minutes, even on
  1102. current hardware ...
  1103. - contrib/ fix gcc version detection.
  1104. - Avoid needlessly scary 'buffer overflow' messages: When the write buffer
  1105. space grows too large, ngIRCd has to disconnect the client to avoid
  1106. wasting too much memory, which is logged with a scary 'write buffer
  1107. overflow' message. Change this to a more descriptive wording.
  1108. - Require server prefixes for most commands on RFC2812 links. RFC1459 links
  1109. (often used by services, for example) are not affected.
  1110. - Mac OS X: update installer functionality, texts, and add our logo :-)
  1111. - New configuration option "RequireAuthPing": PING-PONG on login. When
  1112. enabled, this configuration option lets ngIRCd send a PING with an numeric
  1113. "token" to clients logging in; and it will not become registered in the
  1114. network until the client responds with the correct PONG.
  1115. - New configuration option "NoticeAuth": send NOTICE AUTH on connect. When
  1116. active, ngircd will send "NOTICE AUTH" messages on client connect time
  1117. like e.g. snircd (QuakeNet) does.
  1118. - Generate WALLOPS message on SQUIT from IRC operators; so SQUIT now behaves
  1119. like CONNECT and DISCONNECT commands, when called by an IRC operator.
  1120. - Allow servers to send more commands in the first 10 seconds ("burst"). This
  1121. helps to speed up server login and network synchronization.
  1122. - Add support for up to 3 targets in WHOIS queries, also allow up to one
  1123. wildcard query from local hosts. Follows ircd 2.10 implementation rather
  1124. than RFC 2812. At most 10 entries are returned per wildcard expansion.
  1125. - ngircd.conf(5) manual page: describe types of configuration variables
  1126. (booleans, text strings, integer numbers) and add type information to each
  1127. variable description.
  1128. - Don't use "" in sample-ngircd.conf, use "".
  1129. - Terminate incoming connections on HTTP commands "GET" and "POST".
  1130. - New configuration option "CloakHost": when set, this host name is used for
  1131. every client instead of the real DNS host name (or IP address).
  1132. - New configuration option "CloakUserToNick": when enabled, ngIRCd sets
  1133. every clients' user name to their nickname and hides the user name
  1134. supplied by the IRC client.
  1135. - doc/Protocol.txt: Update description of the CHANINFO and WEBIRC commands.
  1136. - Doxygen'ify (document) much more source files; code cleanup ...
  1137. - Make write buffers bigger, but flush early. Before this change, a client
  1138. got disconnected if the buffer flushing at 4k failed, now regular clients
  1139. can store up to 32k and servers up 64k even if flushing is not possible at
  1140. the moment. This enhances reliability on slow links.
  1141. - Don't access possibly free'd CLIENT structure. Ooops.
  1142. - Allow "Port = 0" in [Server] blocks. Port number 0 marks remote servers
  1143. that try to connect to this daemon, but where this daemon never tries to
  1144. establish a connection on its own: only incoming connections are allowed.
  1145. - Configuration: fix 'Value of "..." is not a number!' for negative values.
  1146. - Enable WHOIS command to return information about services.
  1147. - Implement channel mode 'O': "IRC operators only". This channel mode is
  1148. used on DALnet (bahamut), for example.
  1149. - Remove support for ZeroConf/Bonjour/Rendezvous service registration
  1150. including the "[No]ZeroConf" configuration option.
  1151. - TOPIC command: test for channel admin rights correctly: this enables other
  1152. servers, services and IRC operators to change channel topics, even when
  1153. the client is not joined to this channel.
  1154. - Deprecate NoXX-Options in ngircd.conf and move new variants into our new
  1155. [Options] section: 'NoDNS=no' => 'DNS=yes', 'NoIdent=no' => 'Ident=yes',
  1156. 'NoPAM=no' => 'PAM=yes', and 'NoZeroConf=no' => 'ZeroConf=yes' (and
  1157. vice-versa). The defaults are adjusted accordingly and the old variables
  1158. in [Global] are still accepted, so there is no functional change.
  1159. - Fix confusing "adding to invite list" debug messages: adding entries to
  1160. ban list produced 'invite list' debug output ...
  1161. - Don't throttle services and servers being registered.
  1162. - Xcode: correctly sort files :-)
  1163. - Don't assert() when searching a client for an invalid server token (this is
  1164. only relevant when a trusted server on a server-server link sends invalid
  1165. commands).
  1166. ngIRCd 17.1 (2010-12-19)
  1167. - --configtest: remember if MOTD is configured by file or phrase
  1168. - Enhance log messages when establishing server links a little bit
  1169. - Reset ID of outgoing server link on DNS error correctly
  1170. - Don't log critical (or worse) messages to stderr
  1171. - Manual page ngircd(8): add SIGNALS section
  1172. - Manual pages: update and simplify AUTHORS section
  1173. - Remove "error file" when compiled with debug code enabled
  1174. - README: Updated list of implemented commands
  1175. - add doc/README-Interix.txt and doc/Bopm.txt to distribution tarball
  1176. - Merge branch 'numeric-329'
  1177. - add doc/PAM.txt to distribution tarball
  1178. - New numeric 329: get channel creation time on "MODE #chan" commands
  1179. - Save channel creation time; new function Channel_CreationTime()
  1180. ngIRCd 17 (2010-11-07)
  1181. - doc: change path names in sample-ngircd.conf depending on sysconfdir
  1182. - Fix up generation and distribution of sample-ngircd.conf
  1183. - contrib/ngircd-redhat.init: updated email address of Naoya Nakazawa
  1184. - contrib/ make command name quoting consistent
  1185. ngIRCd 17~rc3 (2010-10-27)
  1186. - Xcode builds: detect version number correctly, updated project file
  1187. to use the Mac OS X 10.5.x SDK, disable pam_fail_delay() because it
  1188. is only available starting with Mac OS X 10.6, and generate a default
  1189. PAM configuration for the Mac OS X package of ngIRCd.
  1190. - Debian: updated standards version to 3.9.1, added libpam0g-dev to the
  1191. dependencies, and install a default /etc/pam.d/ngircd allowing all logins.
  1192. - Make contrib/ more portable.
  1193. - Fix connect attempts to further IP addresses of outgoing server links.
  1194. ngIRCd 17~rc2 (2010-10-25)
  1195. - ZeroConf: include header files missing since commit a988bbc86a.
  1196. - Generate ngIRCd version number from GIT tag.
  1197. - Make source code compatible with ansi2knr again. This allows to compile
  1198. ngIRCd using a pre-ANSI K&R C compiler again.
  1199. - ./configure: check if C compiler can compile ISO Standard C.
  1200. - ./configure: check support for C prototypes again.
  1201. - Don't use PARAMS() macro for function implementations.
  1202. - Added m68k/apple/aux3.0.1 (gcc 2.7.2) to doc/Platforms.txt.
  1203. - Only try to set FD_CLOEXEC if this flag is defined.
  1204. - Only use "__attribute__ ((unused))" if GCC >=2.8 is used.
  1205. - doc/ don't set docdir, automake handles it already.
  1206. ngIRCd 17~rc1 (2010-10-11)
  1207. - New configuration option "NoZeroConf" to disable service registration at
  1208. runtime even if ngIRCd is compiled with support for ZeroConf (e.g. using
  1209. Howl, Avahi or on Mac OS X).
  1210. - New configuration option "SyslogFacility" to define the syslog "facility"
  1211. (the "target"), to which ngIRCd should send its log messages.
  1212. Possible values are system dependent, but most probably "auth", "daemon",
  1213. "user" and "local1" through "local7" are possible values; see syslog(3).
  1214. Default is "local5" for historical reasons.
  1215. - Dump the "internal server state" (configured servers, established
  1216. connections and known clients) to the console or syslog when receiving
  1217. the SIGUSR2 signal and debug mode is enabled.
  1218. - Enable the daemon to disable and enable "debug mode" on runtime using
  1219. signal SIGUSR1, when debug code is compiled in, not only on startup
  1220. using the command line parameters.
  1221. - Signal handler: added new 'delayed' signal handlers, including fallback
  1222. to deprecated sysv API. And removed global NGIRCd_SignalRehash variable.
  1223. - IO: add io_cloexec() to set close-on-exec flag.
  1224. - ng_ipaddr.h: include required assert.h header.
  1225. - Conn_SyncServerStruct(): test all connections; and work case insensitive
  1226. - configure script: correctly indent IPv6 yes/no summary output.
  1227. - Don't reset My_Connections[Idx].lastping when reading data, so the
  1228. client lag debug-output is working again.
  1229. - Implement user mode "x": host name cloaking (closes: #102).
  1230. - Make configure switch "--docdir" work (closes: #108).
  1231. - Reformat and update FAQ.txt a little bit.
  1232. - INSTALL: mention SSL, IPv6, and changed handling of MotdFile.
  1233. - Change MOTD file handling: ngIRCd now caches the contents of the MOTD
  1234. file, so the daemon now requires a HUP signal or REHASH command to
  1235. re-read the MOTD file when its content changed.
  1236. - Startup: open /dev/null before chroot'ing the daemon.
  1237. - Allow IRC ops to change channel modes even without OperServerMode set.
  1238. - Allow IRC operators to use MODE command on any channel (closes: #100).
  1239. - Added mailmap file for git-[short]log and git-blame.
  1240. - Authenticated users should be registered without the "~" mark.
  1241. - Set NoPAM=yes in configuration files used for the testsuite.
  1242. - New configuration option "NoPAM" to disable PAM.
  1243. - Implement asynchronous user authentication using PAM, please see the
  1244. file doc/PAM.txt for details.
  1245. - Resolver: Implement signal handler and catch TERM signals.
  1246. - Don't set a penalty time when doing DNS lookups.
  1247. - Add some documentation for using BOPM with ngIRCd, see doc/Bopm.txt.
  1248. - Implement user mode "c": receive connect/disconnect NOTICEs. Note that
  1249. this new mode requires the user to be an IRC operator.
  1250. - ngircd.init: require "$network" and "$remote_fs" when stopping ngircd.
  1251. - Show SSL status in WHOIS output, numeric 275.
  1252. - Include correct header files when testing for arpa/inet.h (Closes: #105).
  1253. - Don't access already freed memory in IRC_KILL().
  1254. - Fix "beeing" typo ...
  1255. - SSL/TLS: fix bogus "socket closed" error message.
  1256. ngIRCd 16 (2010-05-02)
  1257. - doc/SSL: remove line continuation marker
  1258. ngIRCd 16~rc2 (2010-04-25)
  1259. - Updated some more copyright notices, it's 2010 already :-)
  1260. - Only compile in Get_Error() if really needed
  1261. - Fix gcc warning "ignoring return value of ..."
  1262. - Include netinet/in_systm.h alongside netinet/ip.h
  1263. - Include netinet/{in.h, in_systm.h} when checking for netinet/ip.h
  1264. - Only include <netinet/in_systm.h> if it exists
  1265. - Updated doc/Platforms.txt
  1266. - Enhance connection statistics counters: display total number of served
  1267. connections on daemon shutdown and when a new client connects using
  1268. the new numeric RPL_STATSCONN (250).
  1269. ngIRCd 16~rc1 (2010-03-25)
  1270. - Various fixes to the build system and code cleanups.
  1271. - contrib/ Only show latest commit.
  1272. - Updated doc/Platforms.txt, added new README-Interix.txt documenting
  1273. how to tun ngIRCd on Microsoft Services for UNIX (MS SFU, MS SUA).
  1274. - Updated links to the ngIRCd homepage (bug tracker, mailing list).
  1275. - Added missing modes to USERMODES #define
  1276. - Show our name (IRCD=ngIRCd) in ISUPPORT (005) numeric
  1277. - Quote received messages of ERROR commands in log output.
  1278. - ngircd.conf manual page: document missing "Password" variable.
  1279. - Implement WEBIRC command used by some Web-IRC frontends. The password
  1280. required to secure this command must be configured using the new
  1281. "WebircPassword" variable in the ngircd.conf file.
  1282. - Don't use port 6668 as example for both "Ports" and "SSLPorts".
  1283. - Remove limit on max number of configured irc operators.
  1284. - Only link "nsl" library when really needed.
  1285. - A new channel mode "secure connections only" (+z) has been implemented:
  1286. Only clients using a SSL encrypted connection to the server are allowed
  1287. to join such a channel.
  1288. But please note three things: a) already joined clients are not checked
  1289. when setting this mode, b) IRC operators are always allowed to join
  1290. every channel, and c) remote clients using a server not supporting this
  1291. mode are not checked either and therefore always allowed to join.
  1292. ngIRCd 15 (2009-11-07)
  1293. - "ngircd --configtest": print SSL configuration options even when unset.
  1294. ngIRCd 15~rc1 (2009-10-15)
  1295. - Do not add default listening port (6667) if SSL ports were specified, so
  1296. ngIRCd can be configured to only accept SSL-encrypted connections now.
  1297. - Enable IRC operators to use the IRC command SQUIT (instead of the already
  1298. implemented but non-standard DISCONNECT command).
  1299. - New configuration option "AllowRemoteOper" (disabled by default) that
  1300. enables remote IRC operators to use the IRC commands SQUIT and CONNECT
  1301. on the local server.
  1302. - Mac OS X: fix test for packagemaker(1) tool in Makefile and use gcc 4.0
  1303. for Mac OS X 10.4 compatibility in the Xcode project file.
  1304. - Fix --with-{openssl|gnutls} to accept path names.
  1305. - Fix LSB header of Debian init script.
  1306. - Updated doc/Platforms.txt and include new script contrib/
  1307. to ease generating platform reports.
  1308. - Fix connection information for already registered connections.
  1309. - Enforce upper limit on maximum number of handled commands. This implements
  1310. a throttling scheme: an IRC client can send up to 3 commands or 256 bytes
  1311. per second before a one second pause is enforced.
  1312. - Fix connection counter.
  1313. - Fix a few error handling glitches for SSL/TLS connections.
  1314. - Minor fixes to manual pages and documentation.
  1315. ngIRCd 14.1 (2009-05-05)
  1316. - Security: fix remotely triggerable crash in SSL/TLS code.
  1317. - BSD start script contrib/ has been renamed to
  1318. - New start/stop script for RedHat-based distributions:
  1319. contrib/ngircd-redhat.init, thanks to Naoya Nakazawa <>.
  1320. - Doxygen: update source code repository link to GIT.
  1321. - Debian: build ngircd-full-dbg package.
  1322. - Allow ping timeout quit messages to show the timeout value.
  1323. - Fix error handling on compressed links.
  1324. - Fix server list announcement.
  1325. - Do not remove host names from info text.
  1326. ngIRCd 14 (2009-04-20)
  1327. - Display IPv6 addresses as "[<addr>]" when accepting connections.
  1328. ngIRCd 14~rc1 (2009-03-29)
  1329. - Updated Debian/Linux init script (see contrib/Debian/ngircd.init).
  1330. - Allow creation of persistent modeless channels.
  1331. - The INFO command reports the compile time now (if available).
  1332. - Spell check and enhance ngIRCd manual pages.
  1333. - Channel mode changes: break on syntax errors in MODE command.
  1334. - Support individual channel keys for pre-defined channels: introduce
  1335. new configuration variable "KeyFile" in [Channel] sections in ngircd.conf,
  1336. here a file can be configured for each pre-defined channel which contains
  1337. individual channel keys for different users.
  1338. - Remove limit on maximum number of predefined channels in ngircd.conf.
  1339. - Updated ngircd.spec file for building RPM packages.
  1340. - Add new and missing files to Mac OS X Xcode project, and update project.
  1341. - Reject masks with wildcard after last dot.
  1342. - TLS/SSL: remove useless error message when ssl connection is closed.
  1343. - Fix memory leak when a encrypted and compressed server link goes down.
  1344. (closes bug #95, reported by Christoph,
  1345. - Fix handling of channels containing dots.
  1346. (closes bug #93, reported by Gonosz Csiga)
  1347. ngIRCd 13 (2008-12-25)
  1348. - Updated documentation, especially doc/Services.txt and doc/SSL.txt.
  1349. - Make the test suite work on OpenSolaris.
  1350. ngIRCd 13~rc1 (2008-11-21):
  1351. - New version number scheme :-)
  1352. - Initial support for IRC services, using a RFC1459 style interface,
  1353. tested with IRCServices ( version 5.1.13.
  1354. For this to work, ngIRCd now supports server-server links conforming
  1355. to RFC 1459. New ngircd.conf(5) option: ServiceMask.
  1356. - Support for SSL-encrypted server-server and client-server links using
  1357. OpenSSL (configure: --with-openssl) or GNUTLS (configure: --with-gnutls).
  1358. New ngircd.conf(5) options: SSLPorts, SSLKeyFile, SSLKeyFilePassword,
  1359. SSLCertFile, SSLDHFile, and SSLConnect.
  1360. - Server local channels have been implemented, prefix "&", that are only
  1361. visible to users of the same server and are not visible in the network.
  1362. In addition ngIRCd creates a "special" channel &SERVER on startup and logs
  1363. all the messages to it that a user with mode +s receives.
  1364. - New make target "osxpkg" to build a Mac OS X installer package.
  1365. - Debug mode: enable support for GNU libc memory tracing (see mtrace(3)).
  1366. - SysV init script: use LSB logging functions, if available.
  1367. - Added some more FAQ entries (regarding logging and IRC operators).
  1368. - Allow IRC operators to overwrite channel limits.
  1369. - Support for enhanced PRIVMSG and NOTICE message targets.
  1370. - More tests have been added to the test-suite ("make check"), and two
  1371. servers are started for testing server-server linking.
  1372. - Added a timestamp to log messages to the console.
  1373. - New configuration option "NoIdent" to disable IDENT lookups even if the
  1374. daemon is compiled with IDENT support.
  1375. ngIRCd 0.12.1 (2008-07-09)
  1376. - Allow mixed line terminations (CR+LF/CR/LF) in non-RFC-compliant mode
  1377. - Don't allow stray \r or \n in command parameters
  1378. - --configtest: return non-zero exit code if there are errors
  1379. - Update ngIRCd manual pages
  1380. - Add option aliases -V (for --version) and -h (for --help).
  1381. - Fix 'no-ipv6' compile error.
  1382. - Make Listen parameter a comma-separated list of addresses. This also
  1383. obsoletes ListenIPv4 and ListenIPv6 options. If Listen is unset, it
  1384. is treated as Listen="::,".
  1385. Note: ListenIPv4 and ListenIPv6 options are still recognized,
  1386. but ngircd will print a warning if they are used in the config file.
  1387. ngIRCd 0.12.0 (2008-05-13)
  1388. - Fix Bug: 85: "WHO #SecretChannel" that user is not a member of now returns
  1389. proper RPL_ENDOFWHO_MSG instead of nothing. (Ali Shemiran)
  1390. - Fix compile on FreeBSD 5.4 and AIX.
  1391. - If bind() fails, also print IP address and not just the port number.
  1392. ngIRCd 0.12.0-pre2 (2008-04-29)
  1393. - IPv6: Add config options to disable ipv4/ipv6 support.
  1394. - Don't include doc/CVS.txt in distribution archive, use doc/GIT.txt now!
  1395. - Documentation: get rid of some more references to CVS, switch to GIT.
  1396. - Get rid of cvs-version.* and CVSDATE definition.
  1397. - Report ERR_NOTONCHANNEL when trying to part a channel one is not member of.
  1398. - Testsuite: remove erroneous ConfUID setting in config file.
  1399. ngIRCd 0.12.0-pre1 (2008-04-20)
  1400. - Include Mac OS X Xcode project in distribution archives.
  1401. - Do not exit on SIGHUP or /REHASH if the config file cannot opened.
  1402. - Add IPv6 support.
  1403. - Install a LaunchDaemon script to start/stop ngIRCd on Mac OS X.
  1404. - Implemented IRC commands INFO, SUMMON (dummy), and USERS (dummy) and
  1405. enhanced test suite to check these commands. (Dana Dahlstrom)
  1406. - RPL_WHOREPLY messages generated by IRC_WHO didn't include flags (*,@,+).
  1407. (Dana Dahlstrom)
  1408. - IRC_WHO now supports search patterns and will test this against user
  1409. nickname/server name/host name, etc. as required by RFC 2812, Section 3.6.1.
  1410. (reported by Dana Dahlstrom)
  1411. - Add test cases for "WHO" command. (Dana Dahlstrom)
  1412. - Implement RFC 2812 handling of "0" argument to 'JOIN': must be treated
  1413. as if the user had sent PART commands for all channels the user is a
  1414. member of. (Dana Dahlstrom)
  1415. - Allow NOTICEs to be sent to a channel. (Fabian Schlager)
  1416. ngIRCd 0.11.1 (2008-02-26)
  1417. - Fix sending of JOIN commands between servers when remote server appended
  1418. mode flags. (Rolf Eike Beer) [from HEAD]
  1419. - Send "G" instead of "H" flag in WHO replies. (reported by Dana Dahlstrom)
  1420. - Under some circumstances ngIRCd issued channel MODE message with a
  1421. trailing space. (Dana Dahlstrom) [from HEAD]
  1422. ngIRCd 0.11.0 (2008-01-15)
  1423. ngIRCd 0.11.0-pre2 (2008-01-07)
  1424. - SECURITY: IRC_PART could reference invalid memory, causing
  1425. ngircd to crash [from HEAD]. (CVE-2008-0285)
  1426. ngIRCd 0.11.0-pre1 (2008-01-02)
  1427. - Use dotted-decimal IP address if host name is >= 64.
  1428. - Add support for /STAT u (server uptime) command.
  1429. - New [Server] configuration Option "Bind" allows to specify
  1430. the source IP address to use when connecting to remote server.
  1431. - New configuration option "MaxNickLength" to specify the allowed maximum
  1432. length of user nicknames. Note: must be unique in an IRC network!
  1433. - Enhanced the IRC+ protocol to support an enhanced "server handshake" and
  1434. enable server to recognize numeric 005 (ISUPPORT) and 376 (ENDOFMOTD).
  1435. See doc/Protocol.txt for details.
  1436. - Re-added doc/SSL.txt to distribution -- got lost somewhere!?
  1437. - Fixes the wrong logging output when nested servers are introduced
  1438. to the network as well as the wrong output of the LINKS command.
  1439. - Update Mac OS X Xcode project file for Xcode 3.
  1440. - Adjust test suite to be usable on HP/UX 11.11 :-)
  1441. - Fix code to compile using K&R C compiler and ansi2kr again.
  1442. - New config option NoDNS: Disables DNS lookups when clients connect.
  1443. - Fixed propagation of channel mode 'P' on server links.
  1444. - Numeric 317: implemented "signon time" (displayed in WHOIS result).
  1445. - Fixed code that prevented GCC 2.95 to compile ngIRCd.
  1446. - Adjust path names in manual pages according to "./configure" settings.
  1447. - Added new server configuration option "Passive" for "Server" blocks to
  1448. disable automatic outgoing connections (similar to -p option to ngircd,
  1449. but only for the specified server). (Tassilo Schweyer)
  1450. - Don't connect to a server if a connection to another server within the
  1451. same group is already in progress.
  1452. - Added support for the WALLOPS command. Usage is restricted to IRC
  1453. operators.
  1454. ngIRCd 0.10.4 (2008-01-07)
  1455. - SECURITY: IRC_PART could reference invalid memory, causing
  1456. ngircd to crash [from HEAD]. (CVE-2008-0285)
  1457. ngIRCd 0.10.3 (2007-08-01)
  1458. - SECURITY: Fixed a severe bug in handling JOIN commands, which could
  1459. cause the server to crash. Thanks to Sebastian Vesper, <>.
  1460. (CVE-2007-6062)
  1461. ngIRCd 0.10.2 (2007-06-08)
  1462. ngIRCd 0.10.2-pre2 (2007-05-19)
  1463. - Server links are allowed to use larger write buffers now (up to 50 KB).
  1464. ngIRCd 0.10.2-pre1 (2007-05-05)
  1465. - Fix compressed server links (broken since 0.10.0).
  1466. - Predefined Channel configuration now allows specification of channel key
  1467. (mode k) and maximum user count (mode l).
  1468. - When using epoll() IO interface, compile in the select() interface as
  1469. well and fall back to it when epoll() isn't available on runtime.
  1470. - New configure option "--without-select" to disable select() IO API
  1471. (even when using epoll(), see above).
  1472. - Added support for IO APIs "poll()" and "/dev/poll".
  1473. - Reorganized internal handling of invite and ban lists.
  1474. ngIRCd 0.10.1 (2006-12-17)
  1475. - Fixed validation of server names containing digits.
  1476. - Update the "info text" of the local server after re-reading configuration.
  1477. - Changed Numerics 265 and 266 to follow ircd 2.11.x "standards".
  1478. - Allow PASS syntax defined in RFC 1459 for server links, too.
  1479. - Enhanced ISUPPORT message (005 numeric).
  1480. - New configuration option "PredefChannelsOnly": if set, clients can only
  1481. join predefined channels.
  1482. - Code cleanups: use "LogDebug(...)" instead of "Log(LOG_DEBUG, ...)", use
  1483. "strcspn()", unsigned vs. signed, use "const", fix whitespaces, ...
  1484. ngIRCd 0.10.0 (2006-10-01)
  1485. - Fixed file handle leak when daemon is not able to send MOTD to a client.
  1486. ngIRCd 0.10.0-pre2 (2006-09-09)
  1487. - Fixed build problems with GCC option -fstack-protector.
  1488. - Minor documentation updates.
  1489. ngIRCd 0.10.0-pre1 (2006-08-02)
  1490. - Validate "ServerName" (see RFC 2812, section 2.3.1).
  1491. - Enhanced DIE to accept a single parameter ("comment text") which is sent
  1492. to all locally connected clients before the server goes down.
  1493. - The ngIRCd handles time shifts backwards more gracefully now (the
  1494. timeout handling doesn't disconnect clients by mistake any more).
  1495. - Internal: Restructured connection handling (the connection ID is equal
  1496. to the file descriptor of the connection).
  1497. - Internal: Simplified resolver code.
  1498. - JOIN now supports more than one channel key at a time.
  1499. - Implemented numeric "333": Time and user name who set a channel topic.
  1500. - Enhanced the handler for PING and PONG commands: fix forwarding and enable
  1501. back-passing of a client supplied additional argument of PING.
  1502. - Changed handling of timeouts for unregistered connections: don't reset
  1503. the counter if data is received and disconnect clients earlier.
  1504. - Removed unnecessary #define of "LOCAL", now use plain C "static" instead.
  1505. - Channel topics are no longer limited to 127 characters: now the only limit
  1506. is the maximum length of an IRC command, i. e. 512 bytes (in practice, this
  1507. limits the topic to about 490 characters due to protocol overhead).
  1508. - Reverse DNS lookup code now checks the result by doing an additional
  1509. lookup to prevent spoofing.
  1510. - Added new IO layer which (optionally) supports epoll() and kqueue() in
  1511. addition to the select() interface.
  1512. ngIRCd 0.9.2 (2005-10-15)
  1513. - Fixed a bug that could cause the daemon to crash when outgoing server
  1514. connections can't be established.
  1515. - Fixed a bug that caused the daemon to leak file descriptors when no
  1516. resolver subprocesses could be created.
  1517. - Fixed server NOTICEs to users with "s" mode ("server messages").
  1518. - Fixed a format string bug in "connection statistics" messages to clients.
  1519. ngIRCd 0.9.1 (2005-08-03)
  1520. - The KILL command killed much more than desired (including server links!)
  1521. when the target user is connected to a remote server. Bug introduced in
  1522. ngIRCd 0.9.0 ... Reported by <>, Thanks!
  1523. - Changed some constants to be "signed" (instead of unsigned) to solve
  1524. problems with old (pre-ANSI) compilers.
  1525. ngIRCd 0.9.0 (2005-07-24)
  1526. ngIRCd 0.9.0-pre1 (2005-07-09)
  1527. - Fixed maximum length of user names, now allow up to 9 characters.
  1528. - Cut off oversized IRC messages that should be sent to the network instead
  1529. of shutting down the (wrong) connection.
  1530. - Don't generate error messages for unknown commands received before the
  1531. client is registered with the server (like the original ircd).
  1532. - Never run with root privileges but always switch the user ID.
  1533. - Make "netsplit" messages RFC compliant.
  1534. - Fix handling of QUIT Messages: send only one message, even if the client
  1535. is member of multiple channels.
  1536. - Don't exit server if closing of a socket fails; instead ignore it and
  1537. pray that this will be "the right thing" ...
  1538. - Implemented the IRC function "WHOWAS".
  1539. - Don't enable assert() calls when not ./configure'd with --enable-debug.
  1540. - Fixed ./configure test for TCP Wrappers: now it runs on Mac OS X as well.
  1541. - Enhanced configure script: now you can pass an (optional) search path
  1542. to all --with-XXX parameters, e. g. "--with-ident=/opt/ident".
  1543. - Removed typedefs for the native C data types.
  1544. Use stdbool.h / inttypes.h if available.
  1545. - New configuration option "OperServerMode" to enable a workaround needed
  1546. when running an network with ircd2 servers and "OperCanUseMode" enabled
  1547. to prevent the ircd2 daemon to drop mode changes of IRC operators.
  1548. Patch by Florian Westphal, <>.
  1549. - Implemented support for "secret channels" (channel mode "s").
  1550. - New configuration option "Mask" for [Operator] sections to limit OPER
  1551. commands to users with a specific IRC mask. Patch from Florian Westphal.
  1552. - Write "error file" (/tmp/ngircd-XXX.err) only if compiled with debug
  1553. code ("--enable-debug") and running as daemon process.
  1554. - Don't create version information string each time a client connects
  1555. but instead on server startup. By Florian Westphal.
  1556. - New configuration variable "PidFile", section "[Global]": if defined,
  1557. the server writes its process ID (PID) to this file. Default: off.
  1558. Idea of Florian Westphal, <>.
  1559. - Code cleanups from Florian Westphal, <>.
  1560. - Raised the maximum length of passwords to 20 characters.
  1561. - Fixed a memory leak when resizing the connection pool and realloc()
  1562. failed. Now we don't fall back to malloc(), which should be sane anyway.
  1563. Patch from Florian Westphal, <>.
  1564. - Added support for the Howl (
  1565. Rendezvous API, in addition to the API of Apple (Mac OS X). The available
  1566. API will be autodetected when you call "./configure --with-rendezvous".
  1567. - Made ngIRCd compile on HP/UX 10.20 with native HP pre-ANSI C compiler and
  1568. most probably other older C compilers on other systems.
  1569. - When the daemon should switch to another user ID (ServerID is defined in
  1570. the configuration file) and is not running in a chroot environment, it
  1571. changes its working directory to the home directory of this user. This
  1572. should enable the system to write proper core files when not running with
  1573. root privileges ...
  1574. ngIRCd 0.8.3 (2005-02-03)
  1575. - Fixed a bug that could case a root exploit when the daemon is compiled
  1576. to do IDENT lookups and is logging to syslog. Bug discovered by CoKi,
  1577. <>, thanks a lot!
  1578. (CVE-2005-0226;
  1579. ngIRCd 0.8.2 (2005-01-26)
  1580. - Added doc/SSL.txt to distribution.
  1581. - Fixed a buffer overflow that could cause the daemon to crash. Bug found
  1582. by Florian Westphal, <>. (CVE-2005-0199)
  1583. - Fixed a possible buffer underrun when reading the MOTD file. Thanks
  1584. to Florian Westphal, <>.
  1585. - Fixed detection of IRC lines which are too long to send. Detected by
  1586. Florian Westphal, <>.
  1587. - Fixed return values of our own implementation of strlcpy(). The code has
  1588. been taken from rsync and they fixed it, but we didn't until today :-/
  1589. It has only been used when the system didn't implement strlcpy by itself,
  1590. not on "modern" systems. Florian Westphal, <>.
  1591. ngIRCd 0.8.1 (2004-12-25)
  1592. - Autoconf: Updated config.guess and config.sub
  1593. - Added some more debug code ...
  1594. - Fixed wrong variable names in output of "ngircd --configtest".
  1595. - Debian: Fixed the name of the "default file" in the init script for
  1596. ngircd-full packages. And do the test if the binary is executable after
  1597. reading this file.
  1598. - Enhanced the "test suite": please have a look at src/testsuite/README!
  1599. ngIRCd 0.8.0 (2004-06-26)
  1600. - Fixed wrong buffer size calculation for results of the resolver.
  1601. ngircd 0.8.0-pre2 (2004-05-16)
  1602. - Enhanced logging to console when running in "no-detached mode": added
  1603. PID and log messages of resolver sub-processes.
  1604. - Fixed host name lookups when using IDENT user lookups.
  1605. - "make clean" and "make maintainer-clean" remove more files now.
  1606. ngIRCd 0.8.0-pre1 (2004-05-07)
  1607. - Two new configuration options: "ChrootDir" and "MotdPhrase", thanks to
  1608. Benjamin Pineau <>. Now you can force the daemon to change
  1609. its root and working directory to something "safe". MotdPhrase is used
  1610. to define an "MOTD string" instead of a whole file, useful if the
  1611. "real" MOTD file would be outside the "jail".
  1612. - INVITE- and BAN-lists become synchronized between IRC+ servers when
  1613. establishing new connections, if the peer supports this as well.
  1614. - Reorganized and configure scripts.
  1615. - Fixed a wrong assert() which could cause the daemon to exit spuriously
  1616. when closing down connections.
  1617. - Better logging of decompression errors returned by zlib.
  1618. - Servers other than the destination server didn't clean up the invite
  1619. list of an "invite-only" channel properly when an INVITE'd user joined.
  1620. - Changed the reply of the MODE command to match the syntax of the
  1621. original ircd exactly: the unnecessary but missing ":" before the last
  1622. parameter has been added.
  1623. - Fixed TRACE: don't output "Serv" lines for ourself; display more info.
  1624. - Results of the resolver (host names and IDENT names) are discarded after
  1625. the client is successfully registered with the server.
  1626. - Better logging while establishing and shutting down connections.
  1627. - The type of service (TOS) of all sockets is set to "interactive" now.
  1628. - Added short command line option "-t" as alternative to "--configtest".
  1629. - Added optional support for "IDENT" lookups on incoming connections. You
  1630. have to enable this function with the ./configure switch "--with-ident".
  1631. The default is not to do IDENT lookups.
  1632. ngIRCd 0.7.7 (2004-02-05)
  1633. - The info text ("real name") of users is set to "-" if none has been
  1634. specified using the USER command (e. g. "USER user * * :"). Reason:
  1635. the original ircd doesn't like empty ones and would KILL such users.
  1636. - Fixed (optional) TCP Wrapper test which was broken and could result in
  1637. false results. Thanks to Fuminori Tanizaki <>!
  1638. - Removed "USE_" prefixes of configuration #defines.
  1639. ngIRCd 0.7.6 (2003-12-05)
  1640. - Fixed abort() ("server crash") when INVITE'ing users to nonexistent
  1641. channels. Bug found by <>.
  1642. - Extended version numbering of CVS versions (added date).
  1643. - Enhanced/fixed doc/Protocol.txt;
  1644. ngIRCd 0.7.5 (2003-11-07)
  1645. - Fixed ban behavior: users which are banned from a channel can't no
  1646. longer send PRIVMSG's to this channel (fixes Bug #47).
  1647. - Fixed and enhanced the "penalty handling" of the server: commands that
  1648. require more resources block the client for a short time.
  1649. - Changed the internal time resolution to one second.
  1650. - New configuration variable "MaxConnectionsIP" to limit the number of
  1651. simultaneous connections from a single IP that the server will accept.
  1652. This configuration options lowers the risk of denial of service attacks
  1653. (DoS), the default is 5 connections per client IP.
  1654. - Fixed build problems under Mac OS X 10.3.
  1655. - Use "-pipe" when compiling with gcc, speeds things up a little :-)
  1656. - Added new configuration variable "Listen" to bind all listening
  1657. sockets of the server to a single IP address.
  1658. - Suppress misleading error message of diff during make run.
  1659. - Enhanced test-suite and made it work on GNU/Hurd.
  1660. - Fixed minor typo in debug output :-)
  1661. ngIRCd 0.7.1 (2003-07-18)
  1662. - Included files to build Debian packages (located in "debian/").
  1663. - Updated config.guess and config.sub to newer upstream versions.
  1664. - NJOIN propagates user channel modes correctly again ... Upsa.
  1665. - Made Makefile more compatible with "make -j<n>".
  1666. - Added support for GNU/Hurd.
  1667. - Fixed a compiler warning related to an unnecessary assert().
  1668. - Enhanced VERSION command when using debug versions.
  1669. ngIRCd 0.7.0 (2003-05-01)
  1670. - "ServerName" is checked better now: a dot (".") is required.
  1671. - The KILL command verifies and logs more parameters.
  1672. ngIRCd 0.7.0-pre2 (2003-04-27)
  1673. - CVS build system fixes (made more portable).
  1674. - Fixed compilation and test-suite on Solaris (tested with 2.6).
  1675. - New documentation file "doc/Platforms.txt" describing the status of
  1676. ngIRCd on the various tested platforms.
  1677. - Test for broken GCC on Mac OS X and disable "-pedantic" in this case.
  1678. - Disable "-ansi" on Cygwin: system headers are incompatible.
  1679. - The server tried to connect to other servers only once when DNS or
  1680. socket failures occurred.
  1681. - Fixed --configtest: There is no variable "ServerPwd", it's "Password".
  1682. ngIRCd 0.7.0-pre1 (2003-04-22)
  1683. - New signal handler (more secure, actions are executed outside).
  1684. - GCC: the compiler is now called with more warning options enabled.
  1685. - Replaced a lot of str[n]cpy(), str[n]cat() and sprintf() calls with the
  1686. more secure functions strlcpy(), strlcat() and snprintf(). On systems
  1687. that don't support strlcpy() and strlcat(), these functions are included
  1688. in the libngportab now (with prototypes in portab.h).
  1689. - If the server can't close a socket, it panics now. This is an error that
  1690. can't occur during normal operation so there is something broken.
  1691. - The order of log messages during disconnects is more "natural" now ;-)
  1692. - Cleaned up handling of server configuration structures: modifying and
  1693. removing servers during runtime works more reliable now.
  1694. - Compression code from "conn.[ch]" is now found in new "conn-zip.[ch]"
  1695. - Moved some connection functions from "conn.[ch]" to "conn-func.[ch]".
  1696. - New command CONNECT to enable and add server links. The syntax is not
  1697. RFC-compatible: use "CONNECT <name> <port>" to enable and connect an
  1698. configured server and "CONNECT <name> <port> <host> <mypwd> <peerpwd>"
  1699. to add a new server (ngIRCd tries to connect new servers only once!).
  1700. - Added DISCONNECT command ("DISCONNECT <name>") to disable servers.
  1701. - Restructured the documentation: Now the main language is English. The
  1702. German documentation has been removed (until there is a maintainer).
  1703. - Enhanced killing of users caused by a nickname collision.
  1704. - Better error detection for status code ("numerics") forwarding.
  1705. - Moved tool functions to own library: "libngtool".
  1706. - New command TRACE (you can trace only servers at the moment).
  1707. - New command HELP that lists all understood commands.
  1708. - There should no longer remain "unknown connections" (see e.g. LUSERS)
  1709. if an outgoing server link can't be established.
  1710. - Added AC_PREREQ(2.50) to for better autoconf compatibility.
  1711. - Conn_Close() now handles recursive calls for the same link correctly.
  1712. - ngIRCd can register itself with Rendezvous: to enable support pass the
  1713. new switch "--with-rendezvous" to configure.
  1714. - Added support for TCP Wrappers library: pass "--with-tcp-wrappers" to
  1715. configure to enable it.
  1716. - Changed some configure options to use "--with"/"--without" as prefix
  1717. instead of "--enable"/"--disable": "--without-syslog", "--without-zlib",
  1718. "--with-tcp-wrappers", and "--with-rendezvous".
  1719. - Better error reporting to clients on connect.
  1720. - Enhanced manual pages ngircd(8) and ngircd.conf(5).
  1721. - Documentation is now installed in $(datadir)/doc/ngircd.
  1722. - Enhanced handling of NJOIN in case of nick collisions.
  1723. ngIRCd 0.6.1 (2003-01-21)
  1724. - Fixed KILL: you can't crash the server by killing yourself any more,
  1725. ngIRCd no longer sends a QUIT to other servers after the KILL, and you
  1726. can kill only valid users now.
  1727. - The server no longer forwards commands to ordinary users, instead it
  1728. answers with the correct error message ("no such server") now.
  1729. - WHOIS commands weren't always forwarded as requested.
  1730. - The server sets a correct default AWAY message now when propagating
  1731. between servers (bug introduced in 0.6.0).
  1732. - Fixed up and enhanced CHANINFO command: channel keys and user limits
  1733. are synchronized between servers now, too.
  1734. - MODE returns the key and user limit for channel members correctly now.
  1735. - Non-members of a channel could crash the server when trying to change
  1736. its modes or modes of its members.
  1737. - The server didn't validate weather a target user is a valid channel
  1738. member when changing his channel user modes which could crash ngIRCd.
  1739. Older changes (sorry, only available in German language):
  1740. ngIRCd 0.6.0, 24.12.2002
  1741. ngIRCd 0.6.0-pre2, 23.12.2002
  1742. - neuer Numeric 005 ("Features") beim Connect.
  1743. - LUSERS erweitert: nun wird die maximale Anzahl der lokalen und globalen
  1744. Clients, die dem Server bzw. im Netzwerk seit dem letzten (Re-)Start
  1745. dem Server gleichzeitig bekannt waren, angezeigt.
  1746. ngIRCd 0.6.0-pre1, 18.12.2002
  1747. - beim Schliessen einer Verbindung zeigt der Server nun vor dem ERROR
  1748. noch eine Statistik ueber die empfangene und gesendete Datenmenge an.
  1749. - der Server wartet bei einer eingehenden Verbindung nun laenger auf den
  1750. Resolver (4 Sekunden), wenn das Ergebnis eintrifft setzt er aber den
  1751. Login sofort fort (bisher wurde immer mind. 1 Sekunde gewartet).
  1752. - Connection-Strukturen werden nun "pool-weise" verwaltet; der Pool wird
  1753. bei Bedarf bis zu einem konfigurierten Limit vergroessert.
  1754. - Mit der neuen Konfigurationsvariable "MaxConnections" (Sektion "Global")
  1755. kann die maximale Anzahl gleichzeitiger Verbindungen begrenzt werden.
  1756. Der Default ist -1, "unlimitiert".
  1757. - der Server erkennt nun, ob bereits eine eingehende Verbindung von einem
  1758. Peer-Server besteht und versucht dann nicht mehr, selber eine eigene
  1759. ausgehende Verbindung zu diesem auufzubauen. Dadurch kann nun auf beiden
  1760. Servern in der Konfiguration ein Port fuer den Connect konfiguriert
  1761. werden (beide Server versuchen sich dann gegenseitig zu connectieren).
  1762. - Test-Suite und Dokumentation an A/UX angepasst.
  1763. - unter HP-UX definiert das configure-Script nun _XOPEN_SOURCE_EXTENDED.
  1764. - Server identifizieren sich nun mit asynchronen Passwoertern, d.h. das
  1765. Passwort, welches A an B schickt, kann ein anderes sein als das, welches
  1766. B als Antwort an A sendet. In der Konfig.-Datei, Abschnitt "Server",
  1767. wurde "Password" dazu durch "MyPassword" und "PeerPassword" ersetzt.
  1768. - Der Server kann nun zur Laufzeit die Konfiguration neu einlesen: dies
  1769. macht er nach dem Befehl REHASH oder wenn ein HUP-Signal empfangen wird.
  1770. - Channel-Mode "P" ("persistent") kann nur noch von IRC-Operatoren gesetzt
  1771. werden. Grund: User koennen den Server sonst leicht "Channel-Flooden".
  1772. - MOTD kann nun an andere Server geforwarded werden.
  1773. - IRC-Befehl "TIME" implementiert.
  1774. - Server-Server-Links koennen nun komprimiert werden, dazu wird die zlib
  1775. ( benoetigt. Unterstuetzt die Gegenseite die Komprimierung
  1776. nicht, wird automatisch unkomprimiert kommuniziert. Das Verfahren ist
  1777. kompatibel mit dem Original-ircd 2.10.3, d.h. beide Server koennen
  1778. miteinander ueber komprimiert Links kommunizieren.
  1779. - Handling der Schreibpuffer umgestellt: Server sollte schneller arbeiten.
  1780. - Prefix-Fehler werden besser protokolliert (mit verursachendem Befehl).
  1781. - SQUIT wird nicht mehr doppelt an andere Server weitergeleitet.
  1782. - Der Server versucht nun vor dem Schliessen einer Verbindung Daten, die
  1783. noch im Schreibpuffer stehen, zu senden.
  1784. - Source in weiteres Modul "irc-info" aufgespalten.
  1785. - Konfigurationsvariablen werden besser validiert: Laengen, Zahlen, ...
  1786. - neuen Befehl STATS begonnen: bisher unterstuetzt wird "l" und "m".
  1787. - bei ISON und USERHOST fehlte im Ergebnis-String der korrekte Absender.
  1788. - IRC Operatoren koennen nun mit KILL User toeten. Achtung: ein Grund muss
  1789. zwingend als zweiter Parameter angegeben werden!
  1790. - neue Konfigurations-Variable "MaxJoins": Hiermit kann die maximale Zahl
  1791. der Channels, in denen ein User Mitglied sein kann, begrent werden.
  1792. - neuer, deutlich flexiblerer Parser fuer den MODE Befehl.
  1793. - neue Channel-Modes l (User-Limit) und k (Channel-Key) implementiert.
  1794. ngIRCd 0.5.4, 24.11.2002
  1795. - Fehler-Handling von connect() gefixed: der Server kann sich nun auch
  1796. unter A/UX wieder zu anderen verbinden.
  1797. - in den Konfigurationsvariablen ServerUID und ServerGID kann nun nicht
  1798. nur die numerische ID, sondern auch der Name des Users bzw. der Gruppe
  1799. verwendet werden. Beim Start des Daemons wird nun beides angezeigt.
  1800. - Besseres Logging von Prefix-Fehlern.
  1801. - angenommene Sockets werden nun korrekt auf "non-blocking" konfiguriert,
  1802. beim Senden und Empfangen werden Blockierungen besser abgefangen.
  1803. - RPL_UMODEIS hat Code 221, nicht 211 ... *argl*
  1804. - select() in Try_Write() hat falschen (keinen!) Timeout verwendet;
  1805. die "Zeit-Aufloesung" des Servers sind zudem nun 2 Sekunden (TIME_RES).
  1806. Insgesamt sollte die Reaktionszeit des Server nun besser sein.
  1807. ngIRCd 0.5.3, 08.11.2002
  1808. - NOTICE liefert nun wirklich nie mehr einen Fehler, auch dann nicht,
  1809. wenn der sendende Client noch gar nicht registriert ist.
  1810. - ein "schneller Server-Reconnect" wird nur noch dann versucht, wenn die
  1811. Verbindung zuvor ordentlich (="lange genug") in Ordnung war; somit also
  1812. nicht meht, wenn der Peer-Server gleich beim Connect ein ERROR liefert.
  1813. Das vermeidet "Connect-Orgien".
  1814. - einige Datentypen aufgeraumt: z.B. sind viele INT32s nun LONGs. Das ist
  1815. auf Platformen mit 8-Byte-Integern kompatibler.
  1816. - RPL_YOURHOST_MSG ist nun ircII- und RFC-kompatibel ;-)
  1817. - Segfault unter hoher Netzaktivitaet behoben: in Conn_Close() wird die
  1818. Connection-Struktur nun frueher als "ungueltig" markiert.
  1819. ngIRCd 0.5.2, 04.10.2002
  1820. - Buffer Overflow in Read_Resolver_Result() behoben.
  1821. - Format-String-Bugs, die zum Abbruch des Servers fuehrten, behoben.
  1822. - Maximale Laenge eines IRC-Prefix wurde falsch berechnet.
  1823. ngIRCd 0.5.1, 03.10.2002
  1824. - in RPL_YOURHOST_MSG wurde ein fehlerhafter Versionsstring geliefert.
  1825. - Test-Suite:, und koennen
  1826. nun "manuell" von der Kommandozeile gestartet werden,
  1827. startet per Default nur noch 5 Sessions, eine andere Zahl kann auf der
  1828. Kommandozeile uebergeben werden (Syntax: " <count>").
  1829. - In bestimmten Faellen hat der Server versucht auf einen bereits wieder
  1830. geschlossenen Socket Daten zu schreiben; das fuehrte zu einem Abbruch des
  1831. Servers durch ein assert(). Nun wird geprueft, ob der Socket noch ok ist.
  1832. - im "contrib"-Verzeichnis befindet sich nun eine RPM-Spec-Datei, aus den
  1833. .tar.gz's koennen nun mit "rpm -ta <archiv>" RPM's erzeugt werden. Danke
  1834. an Sean Reifschneider <>!
  1835. - Syntax von RPL_MYINFO_MSG korrigiert: liefert nun vier Parameter.
  1836. ngIRCd 0.5.0, 20.09.2002
  1837. - Dokumentation aktualisiert.
  1838. - Fehler bei Validierung von "AdminInfo2" behoben.
  1839. - Test der Flags fuer "ps" in der Testsuite verbessert, ist nun zu mehr
  1840. Plattformen kompatibler.
  1841. ngIRCd 0.5.0-pre2, 17.09.2002
  1842. - Fix in IRC_WriteStrServersPrefix() war "badly broken" -- behoben.
  1843. ngIRCd 0.5.0-pre1, 16.09.2002
  1844. - Manual-Pages ngircd.8 und ngircd.conf.5 begonnen.
  1845. - Wird der Netzwerk-Sniffer aktiviert (--sniffer), so schaltet der
  1846. ngIRCd nun automatisch in den Debug-Modus.
  1847. - auf Systemen, die inet_aton() nicht kennen (wie z.B. A/UX), kann der
  1848. ngIRCd nun dennoch auch aktiv Server-Links aufbauen.
  1849. - h_errno wird auf Systemen, die das nicht kennen (wie z.B. HP-UX 10.20)
  1850. nicht mehr verwendet. Somit compiliert der ngIRCd nun auch dort :-)
  1851. - um auf dem Ziel-System nicht vorhandene Funktionen nachzubilden wird nun
  1852. die "libngportab" erzeugt; genutzt wird dies bisher fuer vsnprintf().
  1853. Nun compiliert der ngIRCd auch unter Solaris 2.5.1.
  1854. - "persistente Channels" (Mode 'P') implementiert: diese koennen in der
  1855. Konfigurationsdatei definiert werden (Sektion "Channel", vgl. Beispiel-
  1856. Konfiguration "sample-ngircd.conf") und bleiben auch dann bestehen,
  1857. wenn kein User mehr im Channel ist. Zu Channel-Operatoren werden bisher
  1858. nur IRC-Operatoren, die den Channel betreten. Die persistenten Channels
  1859. werden durch das Flag "P" gelennzeichnet, welches normal durch Channel-
  1860. Op's gesetzt und geloescht werden kann.
  1861. - bei "--configtest" werden keine leere Abschnitte mehr ausgegeben.
  1862. - Source in weitere Module aufgespalten: lists, irc-op und resolve.
  1863. - #include's aufgeraeumt: Header includieren keine anderen mehr.
  1864. - KICK implementiert (bisher kann nur ein User aus einem Channel geckicked
  1865. werden, Listen, wir im RFC vorgesehen, werden bisher nicht unterstuetzt).
  1866. - INVITE, den Channel-Mode "i" sowie Invite-Lists ueber den MODE-Befehl
  1867. (setzen, erfragen und loeschen) implementiert.
  1868. - Source an ansi2knr fuer pre-ANSI-Compiler angepasst; ansi2knr in Source-
  1869. Tree aufgenommen und in Build-System integriert; der ngIRCd compiliert
  1870. nun z.B. unter A/UX mit dem nativen Compiler von Apple.
  1871. - TOPIC lieferte bei unbekanntem Channel einen falschen Fehlercode.
  1872. - LIST versteht nun Wildcards und kann an andere Server geforwarded werden.
  1873. - wurde ein KILL fuer nicht-lokale Clients empfangen, so wurden die
  1874. Verwaltungs-Strukturen nicht korrekt freigegeben.
  1875. - empfangene NJOIN's wurden "zerhackt" an andere Server weitergegeben.
  1876. - neue Konfigurationsoption "OperCanUseMode" (Sektion "Global"):
  1877. ist sie aktiv, koennen IRC-Operatoren immer Channel-Modes setzen.
  1878. - Dokumentation des neuen IRC+-Protokolls begonnen: doc/Protocol.txt
  1879. - Protokoll- und Server-ID bei PASS-Befehlen auf neues Format umgestellt;
  1880. bei empfangenen PASS-Befehlen werden diese zudem nun auch ausgewertet.
  1881. Die unterstuetzten Flags sind in doc/Protocol.txt beschrieben.
  1882. - mit dem neuen Befehl CHANINFO synchronisieren Server, die das IRC+-
  1883. Protokoll unterstuetzen, Channel-Modes und Topics.
  1884. - neue Option "--disable-ircplus" fuer das configure-Script, um das
  1885. IRC+-Protokoll abzuschalten (per Default ist es aktiviert).
  1886. - Ban-Lists (setzen, erfragen und loeschen) implementiert.
  1887. - wird der Server mit "-n"/"--nodaemon" gestartet, so werden keine Mel-
  1888. dungen mehr ueber Syslog ausgegeben, sondern nur noch auf der Konsole.
  1889. - "Test-Suite" begonnen (in "make check" integriert): Dabei wird ein
  1890. speziell konfigurierter Server auf Port 6789 gestartet, mit dem dann
  1891. einige Tests durchgefuehrt werden (u.a. "Stress-Test" mit 50 Clients).
  1892. - zu lange Operator-Namen in der Konfiguration wurden falsch gekuerzt.
  1893. - kleine Anpassung an AIX 3.2.5: nun laeuft der ngIRCd auch dort :-)
  1894. - ADMIN-Befehl implementiert. Die Daten hierzu werden in der Konfig-Datei
  1895. im [Global]-Abschnitt mit den Variablen "AdminInfo1", "AdminInfo2" und
  1896. "AdminEMail" konfiguriert.
  1897. ngIRCd 0.4.3, 11.06.2002
  1898. - Bei PRIVMSG und NOTICE hat der ngIRCd nicht ueberpruft, ob das Ziel
  1899. ueberhaupt ein User ist. War es keiner, so fuehrte dies zu einem
  1900. Abbruch des Servers [es wurde assert() aufgerufen].
  1901. ngIRCd 0.4.2, 29.04.2002
  1902. - LUSERS verzaehlt sich bei eigenen Server-Links nicht mehr.
  1903. - QUIT wird nun auch von noch nicht registrierten Clients akzeptiert.
  1904. - IRC-Funktion LIST implementiert; bisher werden allerdings noch keine
  1905. Wildcards (bis auf "*") unterstuetzt.
  1906. ngIRCd 0.4.1, 08.04.2002
  1907. - Bei Server-Links wird nicht mehr an Hand der Anzahl der Parameter
  1908. eines empfangenen SERVER-Befehls, sondern "intern" erkannt, ob es
  1909. sich um eine ein- oder ausgehende Verbindung handelt und somit das
  1910. eigene PASS-SERVER-Paar gesendet werden muss oder nicht. Da sich
  1911. verschiedene Versionen des Original-ircd's anders verhalten, schlug
  1912. die Anmeldung je nach Gehenseite evtl. fehl.
  1913. - Bei einem NICK-Befehl eines lokalen Client konnte der Server ab-
  1914. stuerzen, da ein Format-String einer Log-Meldung fehlerhaft war.
  1915. ngIRCd 0.4.0, 01.04.2002
  1916. - IRC-Befehle nochmal auf weitere Source-Dateien aufgespalten.
  1917. - WHO implementiert (bisher ohne komplette Unterstuetzung von Masks).
  1918. - Der AWAY-Mode wurde nicht ueber mehrere Server-Links weitergegeben.
  1919. - stderr wird nun in eine Datei umgelenkt (/tmp/ngircd-<PID>.err).
  1920. Laeuft der Server nicht im Debug-Modus, so wird diese bei Programm-
  1921. ende geloescht. Sollte der Server abstuerzen, finden sich hier evtl.
  1922. zusaetzliche Informationen.
  1923. - In Nicknames wird das Zeichen "-" nun als zulaessig erkannt.
  1924. - die Beispiel-Konfigurationsdatei (doc/sample-ngircd.conf) wird als
  1925. ngircd.conf installiert, wenn noch keine "echte" Konfigurationsdatei
  1926. vorhanden ist.
  1927. - bei WHO, WHOIS und NAMES wird nun nur noch der Status "Operator" oder
  1928. "voiced" geliefert -- nicht mehr beides.
  1929. - Server-Gruppen implementiert: es wird immer nur zu einem Server in
  1930. einer Gruppe eine Verbindung aufgebaut, klappt es beim ersten Server
  1931. nicht, so wird der naechste probiert (Variable "Group" in der Kon-
  1932. figurationsdatei, Sektion [Server]).
  1933. - IRC_PING() ist, wenn nicht im "strict RFC"-Mode, toleranter und ak-
  1934. zeptiert beliebig viele Parameter (z.B. BitchX sendet soetwas).
  1935. - die "Portab-Header" werden nicht mehr benoetigt, die System-Erkennung
  1936. wird nun ausschliesslich vom configure-Script durchgefuehrt. System-
  1937. abhaengige Definitionen finden sich nun unter src/portrab/.
  1938. - Clients und Channels werden nicht mehr ueber ihren Namen, sondern
  1939. einen Hash-Wert gesucht: sollte deutlich schneller sein.
  1940. - neuer Kommandozeilen-Parameter "--configtest": die Konfiguration wird
  1941. gelesen und dann die verwendeten Werte angezeigt.
  1942. - Client-Mode "s" (Server Notices) implementiert.
  1943. - mit dem neuen Kommandozeilen-Parameter "--config"/"-f" kann eine
  1944. alternative Konfigurationsdatei angegeben werden.
  1945. - nach dem Start kann der ngIRCd, wenn er mit root-Rechten laeuft,
  1946. zu einer anderen User-ID und Group-ID wechseln.
  1947. - URL der Homepage wird u.a. bei "--version" mit angezeigt.
  1948. ngIRCd 0.3.0, 02.03.2002
  1949. - bekommt der Server ein HUP-Signal, so startet er neu -- genau so, wie
  1950. er auf den IRC-Befehl RESTART reagiert.
  1951. - FAQ um Hinweise auf den Bugtracker erweitert.
  1952. - neuer Kommandozeilen-Schalter "--passive" (-p): wird er angegeben, so
  1953. verbindet sich der ngIRCd nicht mehr automatisch zu anderen Servern.
  1954. Zum Debuggen manchmal ganz praktisch :-)
  1955. - direkt nach dem Start schreibt der ngIRCd nun die aktiven Kommando-
  1956. zeilenschalter in's Logfile (Passive, Debug, Sniffer ...).
  1957. - das Signal-Flag SA_RESTART wird nur noch gesetzt, wenn es auf dem
  1958. jeweiligen System auch definiert ist.
  1959. - bei ausgehenden Verbindungen wird nun der Ziel-Port protokolliert.
  1960. - neue Befehle VERSION und KILL implementiert.
  1961. - make-Target "check" (und "distcheck") mit Sinn erfuellt :-)
  1962. (die Tests sind aber bisher nicht all zu tiefgehend ...)
  1963. - Durch einen Ueberlauf konnte die Idle-Time bei WHOIS negativ werden ...
  1964. - Anpassungen an A/UX: gehoert nun auch zu den unterstuetzten Platformen.
  1965. - WHOIS wird nicht mehr automatisch an den "Original-Server" weiterge-
  1966. leitet: war eh nicht RFC-konform und machte mit Clients Probleme.
  1967. - an User wird nun immer ein "komplettes" Prefix (mit Host-Mask) ver-
  1968. schickt, Server bekommen nach wie vor kurze: das "Original" hat bei
  1969. bestimmten Befehlen (PRIVMSG) ansonsten evtl. Probleme ...
  1970. - NAMES korrigiert und vollstaendig implementiert.
  1971. - SQUIT wird auf jeden Fall geforwarded, zudem besseres Logging.
  1972. - Ist ein Nick bei der User-Registrierung bereits belegt, nimmt der
  1973. Server nun korrekt weitere NICK-Befehle an und verwendet diese.
  1974. - PRIVMSG beachtet nun die Channel-Modes "n" und "m".
  1975. - AWAY implementiert. PRIVMSG, MODE, USERHOST und WHOIS angepasst.
  1976. - der ngIRCd unterstuetzt nun Channel-Topics (TOPIC-Befehl).
  1977. - ausgehende Server-Verbindungen werden nun asynchron connectiert und
  1978. blockieren nicht mehr den ganzen Server, wenn die Gegenseite nicht
  1979. erreicht werden kann (bis zum Timeout konnten Minuten vergehen!).
  1980. - Wert der Konfigurations-Variable "ConnectRetry" wird besser beachtet.
  1981. - Channel- und Nicknames werden nun ordentlich validiert.
  1982. ngIRCd 0.2.1, 17.02.2002
  1983. - NICK korrigiert: es werden nun auch alle "betroffenen" User informiert.
  1984. - configure-Script erweitert, u.a. bessere Anpassung an BeOS: dort wird
  1985. nun die "libbe" zum ngIRCd gelinkt, somit funktioniert auch syslog.
  1986. - Fehlerhafte bzw. noch nicht verstandene Modes werden nun ausfuehrlicher
  1987. an den Client geliefert.
  1988. ngIRCd 0.2.0, 15.02.2002
  1989. - Nicknames und Channel-Namen werden etwas besser auf Gueltigkeit ueber-
  1990. prueft; ist aber nach wie vor noch nicht ausreichend.
  1991. - NJOINS von Servern wurden nicht an andere Server weitergeleitet.
  1992. - Begonnen Channel-Modes und User-Channel-Modes zu implementieren: der
  1993. Server versteht an User-Modes o und v, beachtet letzteres allerdings
  1994. noch nirgends. Bekannte (aber nicht beachtete!) Channel-Modes sind
  1995. bisher a, m, n, p, q, s und t. Diese Modes werden von Usern ange-
  1996. nommen, von anderen Servern werden auch unbekannte Modes uebernommen.
  1997. - Benutzer von connectierenden Servern wurden nicht in den Channels ange-
  1998. kuendigt, es wurden nur die internen Strukturen angepasst.
  1999. - Nach dem Connect eines Users werden LUSERS-Informationen angezeigt.
  2000. ngIRCd 0.1.0, 29.01.2002
  2001. - User-Modes bei User-Registrierungen von andere Servern (NICK-Befehl)
  2002. wurden falsch uebernommen. Zudem wurden die Modes falsch gekuerzt.
  2003. - Server-Verbindungen werden nun nach dem Start erst nach einer kurzen
  2004. Pause aufgebaut (zur Zeit drei Sekunden).
  2005. - Hilfetext korrigiert: --help und --version waren vertauscht, die
  2006. Option --sniffer wurde gar nicht erwaehnt.
  2007. - FAQ.txt in doc/ begonnen.
  2008. - der IRC-Sniffer wird nur noch aktiviert, wenn die Option auf der
  2009. Kommandozeile angegeben wurde (bei entsprechend compiliertem Server).
  2010. - Channels implementiert, bisher jedoch noch ohne Channel-Modes, d.h.
  2011. es gibt keine Channel-Ops, kein Topic, kein "topic lock" etc. pp.
  2012. Chatten in Channels ist aber natuerlich moeglich ;-)
  2013. - neue Befehle fuer Channles: JOIN, PART und NJOIN.
  2014. - durch die Channels einige Aenderungen an PRIVMSG, WHOIS, MODE etc.
  2015. - neu connectierenden Servern werden nun Channels mit NJOIN angekuendigt.
  2016. - Signal-Hander geaendert: die Fehlermeldung "interrupted system call"
  2017. sollte so nicht mehr auftreten.
  2018. - "spaeter" neu connectierende Server werden nun im Netz angekuendigt.
  2019. - SERVER-Meldungen an andere Server sind nun korrekt sortiert.
  2020. - Clients werden nun korrekt sowohl nur ueber den Nickname als auch die
  2021. komplette "Host Mask" erkannt.
  2022. ngIRCd 0.0.3, 16.01.2002
  2023. - Server-Links vollstaendig implementiert: der ngIRCd kann nun auch
  2024. "Sub-Server" haben, also sowohl als Leaf-Node als auch Hub in einem
  2025. IRC-Netzwerk arbeiten.
  2026. - MODE und NICK melden nun die Aenderungen an andere Server, ebenso
  2027. die Befehle QUIT und SQUIT.
  2028. - WHOIS wird nun immer an den "Original-Server" weitergeleitet.
  2029. - Parses handhabt Leerzeichen zw. Parametern nun etwas "lockerer".
  2030. - Status-Codes an den Server selber werden ignorier.
  2031. - Log-Meldungen und Log-Level ueberarbeitet und korrigiert.
  2032. - Kommandozeilen-Parser: Debug- und No-Daemon-Modus, Hilfe.
  2033. - ngIRCd wandelt sich nun in einen Daemon (Hintergrundprozess) um.
  2034. - WHOIS korrigiert: Anfrage wurde u.U. an User geforwarded anstatt vom
  2035. Server beantwortet zu werden.
  2036. - neue Befehle: LUSERS, LINKS
  2037. - Client-Modes von Remote-Servern wurden nicht korrekt uerbernommen.
  2038. ngIRCd 0.0.2, 06.01.2002
  2039. - Struktur der Konfigurationsdatei geaendert: sie ist nun "Samba like",
  2040. d.h. sie besteht aus Abschnitten (siehe "doc/sample-ngircd.conf").
  2041. - Es koennen mehrere IRC-Server-Opertatoren konfiguriert werden.
  2042. - Zombies der Resolver-Prozesse werden nun ordentlich "getoetet".
  2043. - NICK kann nun die Gross- und Kleinschreibung eines Nicks aendern.
  2044. - ein Server-Passwort ist nun konfigurierbar.
  2045. - neue Befehle: ERROR, SERVER, NJOIN (nur als "Fake"), SQUIT.
  2046. - Asynchroner Resolver Hostname->IP implementiert.
  2047. - Server-Links teilweise implementiert: bisher kann der ngIRCd jedoch
  2048. nur "leafed server" sein, d.h. keine "Client-Server" haben. Einige
  2049. Befehle sind auch noch nicht (optimal) angepasst: PRIVMSG funktioniert
  2050. aber bereits, ebenso wie WHOIS (letzterer wird immer an den Server,
  2051. auf dem der User registriert ist, weitergegeben).
  2052. - "arpa/inet.h" wird nur noch includiert, wenn vorhanden.
  2053. - Fehler bei select() fuerhen nun zum Abbruch von ngIRCd, bisher landete
  2054. der Server zumeist in einer Endlosschleife.
  2055. - Logmeldungen und Level an vielen Stellen verbessert.
  2056. - lokalen Usernamen wird nun ein "~" vorangestellt, da bisher noch keine
  2057. Ident-Anfragen gemacht werden.
  2058. ngIRCd 0.0.1, 31.12.2001
  2059. - erste oeffentliche Version von ngIRCd als "public preview" :-)