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Revision 1065 - (show annotations)
Sun Feb 14 11:36:56 2010 UTC (9 years, 11 months ago) by michael
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- removed mr_motd. unregistered clients may no longer request a MOTD

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
39
40 -- ircd-hybrid-7.2.3 Release Notes
41 o) Added ircd-italian.lang language file
42 o) Added -full to etrace
43 o) Added +C for opers
44 o) Fixed core in temp channel resv
45 o) Fixed CHALLENGE to work with user=IP
46 o) Misc fixes to TESTMASK and TESTLINE
47 o) Added support for nick masks to TESTMASK
48 o) Fixed /modlist to show up whether or not a module is resident
49 o) Fixed command line arguments handling to allow more than one switch
50 o) Fixed numeric delivery for mixed TS5 target on the other side of a TS6 server.
51
52
53 -- ircd-hybrid-7.2.2 Release Notes
54 o) Added channel::disable_fake_channels config directive
55 o) Fixed broken FORCEJOIN (contrib)
56 o) Added missing documentation for connect::vhost
57 o) Fixed problem with G-Line voting
58 o) Fixed "STATS ?" so it doesn't report negative traffic statistics
59 o) Fixed core in m_mkpasswd.c (contrib)
60 o) Reduced memory usage for channel members
61 o) Added general::stats_e_disabled which simply disables "STATS e"
62 for other operators and administrators
63 o) Ignore signal SIGXFSZ to prevent the daemon from dying on missconfigured
64 file size limits
65 o) Slight optimizations to the block allocator
66 o) Fixed harmless bug that could result in incorrect bytes sent statistics
67 in "STATS t"
68 o) "STATS y|Y" now shows whether a class is active or disabled
69 o) Added ircd-brazilian_pt.lang language file
70 o) Misc. ACCEPT fixes. E.g. don't remove an accept record if a client is
71 changing between equivalent nicknames like 'nick' and 'NiCk'.
72 o) Minor resolv.conf parser fixes. Added missing support for ';' comments
73 o) Fixed core on MODRESTART
74
75
76 -- ircd-hybrid-7.2.1 Release Notes
77 o) Fixed build on SRV4
78 o) Fixed problem where ircd would disconnect all SSL connections
79 o) Added initial CAP support. Additional documentation can be found
80 in doc/technical
81 o) Speeded up command parsing
82 o) Fixed occasional core dump on UN*LINE
83 o) Fixed bug where particular clients would always receive
84 "Load is temporarily too heavy" message
85 o) Improved memory consumption, i.e. memory consumption has
86 been reduced for remote clients
87 o) Fixed possible core in case default_cipher_preference directive isn't set
88 o) Fixed "CHANSERV INVITE" bug with anope services
89 o) Updated example configuration files to reflect new topicburst flags
90 directive in connect{} blocks
91 o) Fixed core if using the operator::umodes directive
92 o) Don't allow shared k-lines to be set without a valid reason
93 o) Improved channel ban match processing. This also fixes CIDR bans
94
95
96 -- ircd-hybrid-7.2.0 Release Notes
97 o) Fixed broken operwall = yes;
98 o) Added 'umode' directive to oper{}. List of modes to get on /OPER.
99 This behaves exactly like H6's sixth O line field
100 o) Fixed a WHOIS bug
101 o) Fixed bug where we would increase Count.invisi even
102 if general::invisible_on_connect is turned off
103 o) Removed invite_ops_only, controlled by paranoid (+p) now
104 o) Better DDoS protection
105 o) Fixed va_list bug on amd64
106 o) Fixed /dev/poll
107
108
109 -- ircd-hybrid-7.2rc1 Release Notes
110 o) ircd can dynamically change all its client/fd limits at runtime
111 o) Added epoll as the primary I/O engine under Linux
112 o) Local channels will not show up in remote /WHOIS
113 o) Added hidden_name which allows customized hidden server names
114 o) Added restrict_channels to define a static channel set
115 o) Added --disable-gline-voting to disable G-Line votes
116 for small networks or people who don't want it.
117 o) Allow accumulating more ip= entries in an exempt{} block
118 o) Various improvements and bugfixes
119 o) Make win32 build usable
120 o) Fixed ban caching bug
121 o) Cosmetical fixes to TIME
122 o) Get "KLINE nick" to work with clients that have a spoof
123 o) Fixed RESV/XLINE bug in conjunction with names that include escaped
124 characters such as \*, \?, \#.
125
126
127 -- ircd-hybrid-7.2beta1 Release Notes
128 o) Usermode +G, like +g, but allow messaging from people on common channels
129 o) Usermode +D - "deaf", don't receive channel messages
130 o) RXLINE and RKLINE - commands for setting perl compatible regular expression
131 based K and X lines
132 o) Join flood is now detected and reported to +b opers
133 o) Re-added REJECT_HOLD - lock clients for a while before throwing away
134 o) ping_warning, a class{} option to notify opers before "Ping timeout"
135 o) New hooking system, modularized: usermodes, iauth, message filtering etc.
136 o) Network I/O speedups
137 o) Various cleanups and bugfixes
138 o) Support for client SSL
139 o) Support for services (contrib/m_services.c)
140 o) IP cloaking module (contrib/ip_cloaking.c)
141 o) Native win32 build
142 o) The password set in auth::password can now be encrypted
143 o) Introduced new listen::flags directive. Currently available flags are
144 'ssl' and 'hidden'. Please read example.conf for further details
145
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147
148 BUGS: Major bugs in this release are listed in BUGS
149
150 BUG REPORTS: If you run this code and encounter problems, you must report
151 the bug by EMAIL to bugs@ircd-hybrid.org
152 Please include a gdb backtrace and a copy of your config.h and
153 ircd.conf with any report (with passwords and other sensitive
154 information masked).
155
156 DISCUSSION: There is a mailing list for discussion of hybrid issues,
157 including betas. To subscribe, use this link:
158 https://lists.ircd-hybrid.org/mailman/listinfo/hybrid
159 This is the proper place to discuss new features, bugs, etc. Posting here
160 is much more likely to get something done than ranting on #TZ.
161
162 Questions/comments directed to bugs@ircd-hybrid.org
163
164 Other files recommended for reading: BUGS, README, INSTALL
165
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