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- Dropped support for old style 'operflag = yes|no;' configuration format

1 -- ircd-hybrid-7.3-rc1 Release Notes
2 o) Major 64-bit cleanups and portability fixes.
3 o) Fixed bug where unregistered clients were not able to complete registration
4 process with /quote PONG <ping_cookie> in case the client was assigned a
5 zero value ping-cookie. This may only happen with general::ping_cookie
6 being enabled.
7 o) "STATS z" now shows the actual amount of memory consumption being
8 used by channel bans/excepts/invites.
9 o) Fixed archaic bug where bursting servers with missconfigured NICKLEN were
10 able to desync the network's nickname database.
11 o) The PCRE library has been removed from the ircd sources. ./configure will
12 now automatically detect an already installed version of the PCRE library.
13 o) Various resolver improvements and fixes
14 o) Implemented GUNGLINE (global ungline)
15 o) Completely rewrote build system. We're now using automake and libtool
16 o) Added support for SHA-256/512 encrypted passwords to mkpasswd. Whether
17 passwords hashed using these algorithms will work depends on the system's
18 crypt() implementation. For example, SHA-256/512 is available in glibc since
19 version 2.7.
20 o) Added ssl_server_protocol configuration option to servinfo{}.
21 Valid flags are 'sslv3' and 'tlsv1'
22 o) Added new 'server' option to listener::flags. Listener with that flag
23 set may only accept server connections.
24 o) Fixed occasional core when placing RESVs on channel names
25 o) Fixed topic desynchronization which sometimes may
26 happen during netbursts
27 o) WATCH support implemented. Known from other irc-daemons, such
28 as Dreamforge and Bahamut. The general::max_watch configuration directive
29 has been added in order to allow run-time configuration of how many
30 watch entries a single client may have on its watchlist.
31 o) Fixed bug which would cause invalid invisible counts on oper-up in case
32 operator::umodes and/or general::oper_umodes contains 'invisible'
33 o) Removed broken LazyLinks
34 o) Removed --disable-gline-voting configure option
35 o) Minor code optimizations and cleanups
36 o) ACCEPT now supports nick!user@host masks
37 o) Unregistered clients are no longer allowed to request the server's motd
38 o) general::dot_in_ip6_addr configuration option is obsolete and no longer exists
39 o) Dropped support for old style 'operflag = yes|no;' format
40
41
42 -- ircd-hybrid-7.2.3 Release Notes
43 o) Added ircd-italian.lang language file
44 o) Added -full to etrace
45 o) Added +C for opers
46 o) Fixed core in temp channel resv
47 o) Fixed CHALLENGE to work with user=IP
48 o) Misc fixes to TESTMASK and TESTLINE
49 o) Added support for nick masks to TESTMASK
50 o) Fixed /modlist to show up whether or not a module is resident
51 o) Fixed command line arguments handling to allow more than one switch
52 o) Fixed numeric delivery for mixed TS5 target on the other side of a TS6 server.
53
54
55 -- ircd-hybrid-7.2.2 Release Notes
56 o) Added channel::disable_fake_channels config directive
57 o) Fixed broken FORCEJOIN (contrib)
58 o) Added missing documentation for connect::vhost
59 o) Fixed problem with G-Line voting
60 o) Fixed "STATS ?" so it doesn't report negative traffic statistics
61 o) Fixed core in m_mkpasswd.c (contrib)
62 o) Reduced memory usage for channel members
63 o) Added general::stats_e_disabled which simply disables "STATS e"
64 for other operators and administrators
65 o) Ignore signal SIGXFSZ to prevent the daemon from dying on missconfigured
66 file size limits
67 o) Slight optimizations to the block allocator
68 o) Fixed harmless bug that could result in incorrect bytes sent statistics
69 in "STATS t"
70 o) "STATS y|Y" now shows whether a class is active or disabled
71 o) Added ircd-brazilian_pt.lang language file
72 o) Misc. ACCEPT fixes. E.g. don't remove an accept record if a client is
73 changing between equivalent nicknames like 'nick' and 'NiCk'.
74 o) Minor resolv.conf parser fixes. Added missing support for ';' comments
75 o) Fixed core on MODRESTART
76
77
78 -- ircd-hybrid-7.2.1 Release Notes
79 o) Fixed build on SRV4
80 o) Fixed problem where ircd would disconnect all SSL connections
81 o) Added initial CAP support. Additional documentation can be found
82 in doc/technical
83 o) Speeded up command parsing
84 o) Fixed occasional core dump on UN*LINE
85 o) Fixed bug where particular clients would always receive
86 "Load is temporarily too heavy" message
87 o) Improved memory consumption, i.e. memory consumption has
88 been reduced for remote clients
89 o) Fixed possible core in case default_cipher_preference directive isn't set
90 o) Fixed "CHANSERV INVITE" bug with anope services
91 o) Updated example configuration files to reflect new topicburst flags
92 directive in connect{} blocks
93 o) Fixed core if using the operator::umodes directive
94 o) Don't allow shared k-lines to be set without a valid reason
95 o) Improved channel ban match processing. This also fixes CIDR bans
96
97
98 -- ircd-hybrid-7.2.0 Release Notes
99 o) Fixed broken operwall = yes;
100 o) Added 'umode' directive to oper{}. List of modes to get on /OPER.
101 This behaves exactly like H6's sixth O line field
102 o) Fixed a WHOIS bug
103 o) Fixed bug where we would increase Count.invisi even
104 if general::invisible_on_connect is turned off
105 o) Removed invite_ops_only, controlled by paranoid (+p) now
106 o) Better DDoS protection
107 o) Fixed va_list bug on amd64
108 o) Fixed /dev/poll
109
110
111 -- ircd-hybrid-7.2rc1 Release Notes
112 o) ircd can dynamically change all its client/fd limits at runtime
113 o) Added epoll as the primary I/O engine under Linux
114 o) Local channels will not show up in remote /WHOIS
115 o) Added hidden_name which allows customized hidden server names
116 o) Added restrict_channels to define a static channel set
117 o) Added --disable-gline-voting to disable G-Line votes
118 for small networks or people who don't want it.
119 o) Allow accumulating more ip= entries in an exempt{} block
120 o) Various improvements and bugfixes
121 o) Make win32 build usable
122 o) Fixed ban caching bug
123 o) Cosmetical fixes to TIME
124 o) Get "KLINE nick" to work with clients that have a spoof
125 o) Fixed RESV/XLINE bug in conjunction with names that include escaped
126 characters such as \*, \?, \#.
127
128
129 -- ircd-hybrid-7.2beta1 Release Notes
130 o) Usermode +G, like +g, but allow messaging from people on common channels
131 o) Usermode +D - "deaf", don't receive channel messages
132 o) RXLINE and RKLINE - commands for setting perl compatible regular expression
133 based K and X lines
134 o) Join flood is now detected and reported to +b opers
135 o) Re-added REJECT_HOLD - lock clients for a while before throwing away
136 o) ping_warning, a class{} option to notify opers before "Ping timeout"
137 o) New hooking system, modularized: usermodes, iauth, message filtering etc.
138 o) Network I/O speedups
139 o) Various cleanups and bugfixes
140 o) Support for client SSL
141 o) Support for services (contrib/m_services.c)
142 o) IP cloaking module (contrib/ip_cloaking.c)
143 o) Native win32 build
144 o) The password set in auth::password can now be encrypted
145 o) Introduced new listen::flags directive. Currently available flags are
146 'ssl' and 'hidden'. Please read example.conf for further details
147
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149
150 BUGS: Major bugs in this release are listed in BUGS
151
152 BUG REPORTS: If you run this code and encounter problems, you must report
153 the bug by EMAIL to bugs@ircd-hybrid.org
154 Please include a gdb backtrace and a copy of your config.h and
155 ircd.conf with any report (with passwords and other sensitive
156 information masked).
157
158 DISCUSSION: There is a mailing list for discussion of hybrid issues,
159 including betas. To subscribe, use this link:
160 https://lists.ircd-hybrid.org/mailman/listinfo/hybrid
161 This is the proper place to discuss new features, bugs, etc. Posting here
162 is much more likely to get something done than ranting on #TZ.
163
164 Questions/comments directed to bugs@ircd-hybrid.org
165
166 Other files recommended for reading: BUGS, README, INSTALL
167
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