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- Replace WATCH with IRCv3.2 MONITOR

1 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.36 (2020-??-??)
2 * The old WATCH implementation has been replaced with IRCv3.2 MONITOR. For this,
3 the `general::max_watch` configuration directive has been renamed to
4 `general::max_monitor`.
5
6
7 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.35 (2020-11-14)
8 * Fixed issue where servers could propagate truncated ban masks during net-join
9
10
11 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.34 (2020-11-01)
12 * Re-implement backwards compatibility mode for old ircd-hybrid 8.2.23 and below.
13 Final removal is scheduled for early 2021.
14 * For consistency, the `general::network_desc` configuration directive has been
15 renamed to `general::network_description`
16 * Server notices that previously have been sent to user modes +f and +u are now
17 sent to user mode +j (reject notices) instead. Due to this change, `unauth` and
18 `full` have been removed from `general::oper_only_umodes`, `general::oper_umodes`,
19 and `operator::umodes`.
20 * User mode +b (bots) has been replaced with +f (flood). Spam/flood notices are now
21 sent to this user mode. For this, `bots` has been removed from
22 `general::oper_only_umodes`, `general::oper_umodes`, and `operator::umodes`.
23 `flood` has been added instead to these configuration directives.
24 * Stricten server/user ID validation. IDs have to be all uppercase everywhere now.
25 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JkeID>
26
27
28 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.33 (2020-09-07)
29 * Added `client` option to `listener::flags`
30 * Added `defer` option to `listener::flags`
31 * IRC operators may now use CIDR notation in `WHO`
32 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JTftW>
33
34
35 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.32 (2020-08-16)
36 * `RESV` couldn't be issued in case no reason has been supplied. This has been fixed.
37 * Fixed possible `RPL_WHOISCHANNELS` line truncation of remote replies
38 * Extban $t of type `matching` has been implemented. This extban allows matching
39 based on TLS protocol version and/or cipher suite
40 * Implemented channel mode `K`. `KNOCK` cannot be used on channels with that mode set
41 * `STATS ?` is now oper-only
42 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JUZa1>
43
44
45 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.31 (2020-05-03)
46 * macOS compatibility fixes
47 * Removed `spoof_notice` from `auth::flags`. With vhosts now this notice doesn't make
48 much sense anymore
49 * Fixed issue where ban masks might become malformed if set by remote clients/servers
50 * Fixed issue with channel mode +c where high ascii characters can be erroneously
51 detected as control characters
52 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JUZa6>
53
54
55 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.30 (2020-03-01)
56 * `QUOTE HELP extban` didn't work because the extban help file hasn't been
57 installed properly during `make install`
58 * Fixed broken libcrypto detection which caused the ircd not to work with
59 OpenSSL under certain circumstances
60 * Extban $n of type `acting` has been implemented. This extban prevents
61 matching users from changing their nick while in the channel. Users
62 with voice or above are not affected.
63 * Channel mode +N has been changed so channel members with +v can change
64 their nick name as well
65 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JfOyF>
66
67
68 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.29 (2020-02-19)
69 * Extbans have been implemented. Currently supported extbans:
70
71 Matching:
72
73 * `$a:<account>` Matches users logged into a matching account.
74 * `$c:<channel>` Matches users that are on the given channel. An additional
75 prefix of either @, %, or + can be specified to test for
76 certain channel privileges.
77 * `$o:<class>` Matches IRC operators that have joined a class
78 matching the mask.
79 * `$r:<realname>` Matches users with a matching realname.
80 * `$s:<server>` Matches users that are connected to a server matching the mask.
81 * `$u:<modes>` Matches users having the specified user modes set or not set.
82 * `$z:<certfp>` Matches users having the given TLS certificate fingerprint.
83
84 Acting:
85
86 * `$j:<banmask>` Prevents matching users from joining the channel.
87 * `$m:<banmask>` Blocks messages from matching users. Users with voice
88 or above are not affected.
89
90 For more details, see `help/extban`.
91 * Added `channel::enable_extbans` configuration option. See `doc/reference.conf`
92 for more information.
93 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JvgAL>
94
95
96 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.28 (2020-01-26)
97 * Fixed issue with topics set by `TBURST` not being propagated properly to clients
98 * Allow IRC operators to search for real hosts in `WHO`
99 * Ban/exempt/invex masks are now also tested against realhosts to prevent clients
100 from bypassing channel bans by activating a fakehost
101 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/Jv37M>
102
103
104 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.27 (2020-01-22)
105 * Experimental support for wolfSSL has been implemented. Minimum supported version is 4.3.0
106 * The `--enable-openssl`, `--enable-gnutls` switches, and their disabling counterparts
107 `--disable-openssl` and `--disable-gnutls`, have been replaced with the `--with-tls`
108 switch which takes one of the following options: `openssl`, `wolfssl`, `gnutls`,
109 and `none`.
110 If nothing has been specified, configure tries to autodetect in the following order:
111 OpenSSL/LibreSSL -> GnuTLS -> wolfSSL.
112 * Fixed segfault with GnuTLS/libgmp in case there's no DH parameters file
113 defined in `serverinfo::ssl_dh_param_file` or if that file is missing
114 * The connection timeout for connect{} blocks can now be configured via
115 the `connect::timeout` configuration directive
116 * Minimum supported OpenSSL version is 1.1.1 now
117 * Minimum supported GnuTLS version is 3.6.5 now
118 * Supported TLSv1.3 cipher suites can now be configured explicitely via the
119 new `serverinfo::tls_cipher_suites` configuration directive
120 * In the serverinfo {} block, the following configuration directives have been renamed:
121 `ssl_certificate_file` -> `tls_certificate_file`
122 `ssl_dh_param_file` -> `tls_dh_param_file`
123 `ssl_dh_elliptic_curve` -> `tls_supported_groups`
124 `ssl_cipher_list` -> `tls_cipher_list`
125 `ssl_message_digest_algorithm` -> `tls_message_digest_algorithm`
126 * In the operator {} block, the following configuration directives have been renamed:
127 `ssl_certificate_fingerprint -> `tls_certificate_fingerprint`
128 `ssl_connection_required -> `tls_connection_required`
129 * In the connect {} block, the following configuration directives have been renamed:
130 `ssl_cipher_list -> `tls_cipher_list`
131 `ssl_certificate_fingerprint -> `tls_certificate_fingerprint`
132 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/Jvq9g>
133
134
135 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.26 (2019-05-31)
136 * The `general::tkline_expire_notices` configuration directive has been
137 replaced with user mode `X`. *LINE expiration notices are sent to IRC
138 operators with that mode set
139 * Fixed issue with `/rehash conf` creating duplicated class entries
140 instead of updating existing ones that are already in use
141 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/fjEbq>
142
143
144 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.25 (2019-04-24)
145 * The `class::number_per_ip`, `class::max_local` and `class::max_global`
146 configuration directives have been replaced with just `class::number_per_ip_local`
147 and `class::number_per_ip_global`. The `class::max_local` basically was
148 redundant as it had the same functionality as `class::number_per_ip`
149 * Adding RESVs with wildcards no longer requires administrator privileges
150 * The `general::ignore_bogus_ts` configuration option has been deprecated
151 * TLSv1.1 and TLSv1.0 are no longer supported and have been disabled in
152 the OpenSSL and GnuTLS module
153 * Minimum supported OpenSSL version is 1.0.1f now
154 * Minimum supported GnuTLS version is 3.5.8 now
155 * The `serverinfo::vhost` and `serverinfo:vhost6` configuration directives have
156 been deprecated. If you need to bind() a specific address you can specify one
157 in the connect {} block
158 * The `connect::vhost` configuration directive has been renamed to `connect::bind`
159 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/fjRVk>
160
161
162 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.24 (2018-04-05)
163 * Added `STATS s` to show configured pseudo {} blocks
164 * Implemented channel mode `N` which prevents users from changing their
165 nick while in a channel with that mode set
166 * Services clients are now shown with `is a Network Service` in `WHOIS`
167 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/fjRVt>
168
169
170 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.23 (2018-03-26)
171 * IRC operators are now able to see a user's resolved hostname in `WHOWAS`,
172 and `WHOIS` even if the user has a fakehost/vhost
173 * `RPL_WELCOME` now does use the rfc2812 style nick!user@host format
174 * Removed rudimentary libgeoip support
175 * Added `--enable-efence` switch to allow easy linking with the
176 electric fence memory debugger library
177 * `JOIN 0` is no longer supported
178 * Fixed bug where ircd would not remove `RPL_WHOISOPERATOR` based svstags
179 when deoppering
180 * Fixed `unknown closes` statistic in `STATS t` showing invalid values sometimes
181 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/fjRVq>
182
183
184 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.22 (2017-03-26)
185 * Implemented channel mode `L`. Channels with that mode set can make use of an
186 extended ban list size specified with the new `channel::max_bans_large`
187 configuraton option. This mode can be set only by IRC operators or servers.
188 * Implemented channel mode `u` which hides bmask (+b/+e/+I) lists and mode changes
189 to non-chanops everywhere
190 * Fixed an issue with `TRACE` where remote servers would reply with `RPL_TRACEUSER`
191 numerics containing UIDs
192 * `STATS z` now shows simple memory stats of servers linked to the network
193 * Added support for remote `ETRACE`
194 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/fjRVO>
195
196
197 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.21 (2016-11-27)
198 * The `general::default_floodtime` configuration option has been added
199 along with the `SET FLOODTIME` command. These allow to fine-tune the
200 message throttling better
201 * Fixed an issue with `INVITE` not showing the list of channels the
202 sender is invited to
203 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/fjRVG>
204
205
206 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.20 (2016-11-05)
207 * `INFO` now shows GnuTLS/OpenSSL library/header versions
208 * Added `channel::max_invites` configuration option. See `doc/reference.conf`
209 for more information.
210 * `INVITE` expirations have been implemented. Expire time can be adjusted with
211 the `channel::invite_expire_time` configuration directive
212 * `WHOIS` notices to IRC operators have been re-added. User mode +y is required
213 to see them
214 * The maximum line length for motd files has been increased to 320 bytes to
215 support multibyte encodings better
216 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/fjRVZ>
217
218
219 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.19 (2016-08-21)
220 * Fixed a possible server name leak in `WHO` with server hiding enabled
221 * `WHO` now allows IRC operators to search by IP address
222 * Admins no longer can see IP addresses in `STATS P` with
223 `serverhide::hide_server_ips` enabled
224 * User mode `n` now shows nick name changes from remote clients, too
225 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/fjRVC>
226
227
228 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.18 (2016-06-22)
229 * Fixed an assert when a client sends invalid `LIST` options
230 * Fixed invalid memory stats of channel invites in `STATS z`
231 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/fjRSx>
232
233
234 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.17 (2016-04-21)
235 * Fixed core on `REHASH CONF` with `general::whowas_history_length`
236 set to 0
237 * Fixed possible core on `INVITE` with `channel::max_channels` set to 0
238 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/fjRSp>
239
240
241 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.16 (2016-03-20)
242 * Added `general::whowas_history_length` configuration option which
243 allows to define the maximum length of the `WHOWAS` nickname history
244 * Services are now allowed to override `general::min_nonwildcard`,
245 and `general::min_nonwildcard_simple` settings
246 * Minor updates to help files
247 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/fjRSj>
248
249
250 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.15 (2016-02-24)
251 * Added proper support for Raspbian/ARM. Gracias to Beave/2600.net
252 for providing a box for testing purposes.
253 * Fixed an assert with empty `user = ""` directives in auth {} blocks
254 * `STATS z` now shows allocated listeners
255 * Fixed bug where `can_flood` auth {} flags did not work on channels
256 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/fjR9v>
257
258
259 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.14 (2016-02-09)
260 * Fixed server clustering
261 * Major cleanups to the configuration subsystem
262 * Improvements to libGeoIP support:
263 - Works now with IPv6 addresses
264 - Added `libgeoip_database_options`, `libgeoip_ipv4_database_file`,
265 and `libgeoip_ipv6_database_file` configuration directives to the
266 serverinfo {} block
267 * Further improvements to GnuTLS support
268 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/fjR9f>
269
270
271 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.13 (2016-02-02)
272 * Implemented support for GnuTLS. Currently ./configure's autodetection
273 intentionally prefers OpenSSL over GnuTLS, so OpenSSL detection needs
274 to be disabled explicitely by using the `--disable-openssl` switch.
275 * Minimum supported GnuTLS version is 3.3.8 now
276 * Minimum supported OpenSSL version is 1.0.1d now
277 * Added support for remote `REHASH`: `REHASH <server> <option>`
278 * Added `rehash:remote` IRC operator privilege flag
279 * Added `rehash` type to shared {} blocks
280 * Fixed minor memory leak with shared {} and cluster {} blocks
281 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/fjR9J>
282
283
284 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.12 (2016-01-05)
285 * **IMPORTANT:** Character case mapping is `ascii` now. It is recommended
286 to update all servers on the network to prevent possible channel
287 desynchronizations and nick name collision kills
288 * Added channel mode `T` which forbids `NOTICE` to be sent to a channel
289 * Fixed minor `SVSTAG` memory leak
290 * Fixed broken `PART` message blocking mechanism
291 * ircd now makes use of up to 8 name servers that are specified in
292 `/etc/resolv.conf`
293 * The `-klinefile`, `-dlinefile`, etc. switches didn't work at all
294 * Fixed possible core on ident lookups if ircd is out of file descriptors
295 * Far client exit notices (+F) now show IP addresses, too
296 * Made idle time look nicer in `STATS v|p` by using a formatted time string
297 * `general::ts_warn_delta`, and `general::ts_max_delta` can be set to 0 now
298 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JvLtj>
299
300
301 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.11 (2015-11-19)
302 * Implemented IRCv3.2 `invite-notify extension`
303 * Implemented IRCv3.2 `chghost extension`
304 * Added `channel::invite_delay_channel` configuration option
305 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JvLqe>
306
307
308 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.10 (2015-11-06)
309 * **IMPORTANT:** renamed `serverhide::links_delay` configuration directive
310 to `serverhide::flatten_links_delay`
311 * Added `serverhide::flatten_links_file` configuration option
312 * Fixed bug where changing `serverhide::flatten_links_delay` on runtime
313 would not have any effect
314 * mkpasswd (tools): fixed broken bcrypt support on *BSD in conjunction with
315 the `-s` and `-l` switches. Dropped MD5, DES and Extended DES support.
316 * Removed `CHALLENGE` in favor of ssl certificate fingerprint enabled
317 operator {} blocks
318 * RSA keys with less than 2048 bits are no longer supported; same applies
319 to the DH param file
320 * Added missing IRC operator privilege flags to `STATS o`. For a full list
321 of flags see `doc/reference.conf`
322 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JvLqJ>
323
324
325 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.9 (2015-09-13)
326 * **IMPORTANT:** database files and links.txt are now stored in `/var/lib`
327 instead of `/etc`, so make sure to move your k/d/x-line database files
328 to the new path before (re)starting the ircd
329 * **IMPORTANT:** the splitmode logic has been removed along with the
330 following channel {} block configuration directives:
331 `default_split_user_count`, `default_split_server_count`,
332 `no_create_on_split`, `no_join_on_split`
333 * Added `xline_exempt` to auth {} block flags
334 * `serverinfo::sid` is now optional. A unique SID is now automatically
335 generated based on the server's name and description
336 * Various fixes to the mkpasswd tool
337 * If supported by the compiler, ircd-hybrid now compiles with
338 `-fstack-protector-strong` instead of `-fstack-protector`
339 * Services can now add RESVs (SQLINEs) that have wildcards in it
340 * Channel name RESVs are now sanity checked for too broad masks
341 * `class::connectfreq` now works properly with values lower than 300 seconds
342 * Implemented IRCv3.1 `account-notify` extension
343 * The `general::oper_pass_resv` configuration directive has been deprecated
344 in favor of the new `join:resv`, and `nick:resv` IRC operator flags.
345 See `doc/reference.conf` for more information.
346 * Added `resv`, and `unresv` IRC operator flags. Previously, all
347 IRC operators were allowed to `RESV` and `UNRESV`, regardless of configured
348 privileges.
349 * Added `close` to IRC operator flags
350 * ircd is using ISO 8601 date and time notation in most places now
351 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JvLqI>
352
353
354 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.8 (2015-05-10)
355 * ircd now rejects remote k-line requests for user@host mask that don't
356 have at least `general::min_nonwildcard` non-wildcard characters in it
357 * Configuration related server notices are now sent to admins only as
358 they potentially could leak passwords and other sensitive data to IRC
359 operators that don't have administrator privileges
360 * The `GLINE`/`GUNGLINE` commands have been removed. `KLINE` in conjunction
361 with cluster {} and/or shared {} blocks is now the recommended
362 way to add global user@host mask based server bans
363 * Added `dline_min_cidr`, `dline_min_cidr6`, `kline_min_cidr`, and
364 `kline_min_cidr6` configuration options to the general {} block
365 * Fixed bug where a `REHASH` would clear all X-Lines and RESVs that have
366 been set with the `XLINE`/`RESV commands`
367 * Fixed broken temporary remote XLINEs
368 * The `general::havent_read_conf` configuration directive has been removed
369 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JvLqq>
370
371
372 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.7 (2015-04-05)
373 * Fixed a potential buffer overflow with the `BMASK` inter-server command
374 * Fixed undefined behavior in the `HELP` command module which could
375 lead to stack corruption
376 * Removed useless help files for inter-server commands
377 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JfOyA>
378
379
380 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.6 (2015-03-29)
381 * `INFO` now shows configured values of `max_watch` and `stats_m_oper_only`
382 * `WHOWAS` now shows IP addresses to IRC operators
383 * Fixed bug that would allow remote clients to bypass the hard
384 limit of max `WHOWAS` entries to be returned
385 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JTTuf>
386
387
388 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.5 (2015-02-24)
389 * Fixed core on Mac OSX 10.10 and possibly some other systems when parsing
390 the `ircd.conf` with configured pseudo {} blocks
391 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JTTuI>
392
393
394 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.4 (2015-02-17)
395 * Added `SVSTAG` command which services may use to add tags to users which can
396 be seen in `WHOIS`
397 * Added `oper::whois` configuration option which allows to override the default
398 `RPL_WHOISOPERATOR` numeric string shown in `WHOIS`
399 * IRC operators may now use +O on a channel even if they are only a half-op
400 * Fixed bug where `TOPIC` messages were not n!u@h prefixed in case of `TBURST`
401 issued by services clients
402 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JTTut>
403
404
405 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.3 (2015-02-11)
406 * **IMPORTANT:** the following configuration directives have been renamed:
407 `max_clients` -> `default_max_clients`
408 `join_flood_count` -> `default_join_flood_count`
409 `join_flood_time` -> `default_join_flood_time`
410 * Fixed bug where `REHASH` would always reset the `MAX`, `JFLOODTIME`, and
411 `JFLOODCOUNT` values that have been changed from within IRC via the `SET`
412 command
413 * Added channel mode `C` which prevents users from sending CTCPs to a channel
414 * Fixes to the `NOTICE`/`PRIVMSG` anti-flood logic
415 * Allow to disable the `NOTICE`/`PRIVMSG` anti-flood mechanism by setting the
416 `general::default_floodcount` configuration option to 0
417 * Updated some help files
418 * IRC operators may now see certificate fingerprints, user modes and hidden
419 channels via `WHOIS` as well. This used to be admin only.
420 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JTQP3>
421
422
423 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.2 (2015-01-20)
424 * Implemented IRCv3.1 extended-join extension
425 * Channel half-ops can now use `INVITE` as well
426 * Fixed broken `make install -jX`
427 * m_opme.c has been added to modules/extra. Can be used on opless channels only.
428 * Added `opme` to IRC operator flags
429 * Updated several help files
430 * The `general::hide_spoof_ips` configuration option has been deprecated
431 * The `general::true_no_oper_flood` configuration option has been deprecated.
432 IRC operators still can have higher `flood` limits with `no_oper_flood = yes;`
433 hoewever, they are no longer allowed to bypass RecvQ limits.
434 * Added `general::stats_m_oper_only` configuration option
435 * Remote client connection notices (user mode +F) now do show IP addresses, too
436 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JTQPG>
437
438
439 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.1 (2014-10-21)
440 * Fixed bug where `UNDLINE remote.server IP` did not work as expected
441 * Servers are now allowed to add/remove K-/D-/X-lines and RESVs
442 * User mode +G now no longer allows to override +g
443 * Due to potential weakness, TLS session caching and session tickets
444 have been disabled
445 * Minor improvements to TS6 implementation
446 * `WHOWAS` now shows the name of the services account a user was logged in
447 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JTQP8>
448
449
450 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.0 (2014-08-24)
451 * Successful IRC operator logins are now announced globally via `GLOBOPS`
452 * Cleanups and improvements to the resolver code
453 * Cleanups and improvements to the poll() I/O event notification support
454 * A topic mask can now be specified within the `LIST` options
455 * All users may now see channel modes in the `LIST` reply
456 * Fixed bug where `NOTICE +#somechan` did allow bypassing resv {} channels,
457 or channels that are set +c (no control codes)
458 * pseudo {} blocks also known as service aliases have been implemented.
459 See `doc/reference.conf` for more information.
460 * Removed `general::services_name` configuration option. This is now no
461 longer needed.
462 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JTQPR>
463
464
465 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.0rc2 (2014-08-03)
466 * Improved AWAY throttling to allow for better fine-tuning. See the
467 newly added `away_count` and `away_time` configuration directives
468 in the general {} block
469 * Support for the select() I/O event notification has been dropped
470 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JkeIF>
471
472
473 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.0rc1 (2014-07-20)
474 * Miscellaneous code cleanups and stabilization fixes
475 * `./configure` now requires OpenSSL 0.9.8o or above in order
476 to enable TLS/SSL support
477 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JkeLI>
478
479
480 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.0beta4 (2014-07-06)
481 * **IMPORTANT:** channel halfops are now an integral part of ircd-hybrid
482 and can't be disabled anymore
483 * Added flood control for the `INVITE` command. See channel {} block in `reference.conf`
484 * Changed flood control logic for the `KNOCK` command. See channel {} block in `reference.conf`
485 * `INVITE` without any parameters now shows a list of channels a client is invited to
486 * The `OPERWALL` command has been removed. Use `GLOBOPS` instead
487 * Added `max_channels` to class {} blocks
488 * Added `throttle_count` configuration option to the general {} block
489 * Added `ssl_message_digest_algorithm` configuration option to serverinfo {} block.
490 See `doc/reference.conf` for more information.
491 * Added support for Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman (ECDH). Also an elliptic curve can be
492 specified via the `serverinfo::ssl_dh_elliptic_curve` configuration option.
493 * Removed `ssl_server_method` and `ssl_client_method` configuration options.
494 ircd now only allows TLSv1, TLSv1.1 and TLSv1.2 protocols depending
495 on the OpenSSL version. SSLv3 is no longer supported.
496 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JkeLO>
497
498
499 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.0beta3 (2014-05-26)
500 * Code cleanups/performance improvements
501 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JkeLW>
502
503
504 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.0beta2 (2014-05-15)
505 * **IMPORTANT:** renamed `general::warn_no_nline` configuration directive to
506 `general::warn_no_connect_block`
507 * Fixed bug with `WHOIS` not showing a list of channel names as expected
508 * Added user mode +q which hides idle and signon time in `WHOIS`
509 * Added user mode +p which hides channel list in `WHOIS`
510 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JkeLB>
511
512
513 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.0beta1 (2014-04-29)
514 * TS6 is now mandatory. ircd is no longer backwards compatible with TS5
515 and below.
516 * `SVSJOIN` and `SVSPART` commands have been added
517 * Major code cleanups and refactoring. Improved overall performance
518 * `INFO` now also reports `MPATH` (path to main motd (Message of the Day) file)
519 and `SPATH` (Path to server executable)
520 * Updated several help files
521
522
523 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.20 (2014-07-20)
524 * Fixed `XLINE` not working as expected
525 * Fixed build with LibreSSL which hasn't compression support
526 * Miscellaneous stabilization and cosmetical fixes
527 * EGD support has been dropped
528
529
530 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.19 (2014-07-05)
531 * Fixed `EOB` logic for remote servers
532 * Fixed bug where IRC operators that have the +g/+G/+R umodes set won't receive
533 server notices for remote CONNECT/KLINE/DLINE/XLINE/RESV attempts
534 * Sending messages to user@server to local targets is now no longer possible,
535 as this was an easy way to bypass +R/+G/+g user modes.
536 * Fixed splicode logic so `SPLITNUM` now works as expected
537 * Fixed `UNDLINE` not to require the IP address to be prepended with *@
538
539
540 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.18 (2014-06-09)
541 * Fixed `CAP` issue for certain clients
542 * Fixed bug where `STATS p` would show an invalid amount of IRC operators
543 in case there are any +H opers
544 * IRC operators may now no longer set a channel +O if they are only halfops (%)
545 * Channel halfops (%) may now no longer (de)halfop other channel members
546 * Channel halfops (%) may now no longer `KICK` other channel halfops
547 * Fixed compile warnings; code cleanups
548 * Fixed bug where the configuration parser wouldn't truncate the network name
549 if `general::network_name` contains spaces
550
551
552 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.17 (2014-05-01)
553 * Fixed possible `WATCH` core
554 * Fixed bug where the configuration parser wouldn't take time units
555 into consideration for the `join_flood_time` and `throttle_time`
556 configuration options
557 * Minor `LIST` optimization
558
559
560 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.16 (2014-04-20)
561 * Fixed undefined behaviour with crypt() returning `NULL`
562 since glibc2.17 in certain cases
563 * Admins may now see all channel members via `WHO #channel`
564 regardless of channel mode +s
565 * Fixed corrupted `STATS U` output
566
567
568 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.15 (2014-03-29)
569 * **IMPORTANT:** ircd binary is now again placed into `bin/` instead of `sbin/`
570 * mkpasswd in tools/ now defaults to MD5 instead of DES
571 * The `USERS` command has been removed
572 * Fixed issue with `SVSNICK` where clients self-collided when changing
573 just the case of the nick name, i.e. somenick -> SomeNicK
574
575
576 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.14 (2014-02-25)
577 * WHOWAS now honors `serverhide::disable_remote_commands`
578 * Improved TS6 inter-server communication
579 * Added `unxline` IRC operator flag
580 * Implemented IRCv3.2 `userhost-in-names` extension
581 * ircd now allows private RSA keys larger than 2048 bits
582 * Fixed bug where signals stopped from working after restarting
583 the ircd via SIGINT
584 * Fixed bug where certain irc clients could not reconnect via TLS/SSL
585 * Fixed long-standing bug where +p channels have been shown
586 in the `WHOIS` reply
587
588
589 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.13 (2014-01-07)
590 * Fixed `EOB` not working for remote servers (resulted in fake direction notices)
591 * Fixed remote client connection notices for servers that are
592 more than one hop away
593 * Fixed bug where the ircd didn't timeout SSL connections that
594 haven't finished the SSL handshake
595 * Fixed several bugs with server hiding
596 * Updated/fixed help files
597 * `WHOIS` no longer sends a notice to +y operators
598
599
600 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.12 (2013-12-22)
601 * `RPL_WHOISMODES` now uses the 379 numeric
602 * Serial number is now shown on start up
603 * Fixed possible channel mode desynch with services
604 * Fixed TS6 support with `LOCOPS`
605 * Minor code cleanups
606 * Fixed file descriptor leak with empty help files
607 * Fixed issue with `WEBIRC` where hostnames were not validated
608
609
610 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.11 (2013-12-06)
611 * Administrators may now see channel modes in `LIST`
612 * Fixed compile error on BSD systems when building with kqueue()
613
614
615 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.10 (2013-11-25)
616 * Fixed bug with kqueue() where it occasionally dropped updates
617 * Changed `WHOIS` to show certificate fingerprint to administrators only
618 * The `WHO` reply now shows if a nickname has been registered
619 with NickServ. (`r` status flag)
620 * Fixed some flaws with server hiding
621 * Fixed bug where `STATS P` would leak ip addresses to remotely connected
622 administrators, even if `serverhide::hide_server_ips` was set to `yes`
623 * Added `SVSKILL` command
624
625
626 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.9 (2013-11-08)
627 * Added user mode +W. Users connected via a webirc gateway get this
628 mode set by servers.
629 * `WHOIS` now shows if a client is connected via a webirc gateway
630 * Administrators may now see +s channels a user is in with `WHOIS`.
631 Secret channels are prepended with a tilde in the `WHOIS` reply.
632 * Administrators are now able to see all the user modes a user has
633 set via `WHOIS`
634
635
636 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.8 (2013-10-25)
637 * Fixed bug that could lead to a desynchronized nick database
638 throughout the entire network if using services enforced
639 nick names (`SVSNICK`)
640 * Cleaned up/modernized build system
641 * Add `-fstack-protector` to `CFLAGS` if available. Basically checks for
642 buffer overflows/stack-smashing attacks
643 * When using anope 1.9/2.0 services, `WHOIS` now shows the account name
644 of a registered/identified client (numeric 330)
645 * Administrators can now see +s channels in the `LIST` reply
646
647
648 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.7 (2013-08-18)
649 * Fixed issue with channel mode +n having no functionality at all
650 * Fixed SSL certificate fingerprint validation for outgoing server connects
651 * Updated several documentation files
652
653
654 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.6 (2013-08-02)
655 * Fixed possible core with empty motd files
656
657
658 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.5 (2013-07-16)
659 * Fixed bug that would prevent servers from linking together
660 if `connect::aftype` isn't set
661
662
663 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.4 (2013-07-05)
664 * Added `xline` and `resv` logging types. See `doc/reference.conf`
665 for more information
666 * Fixed bug where remote `STATS` requests were not rate limited
667 * Fixed core with empty `auth::spoof` entries
668 * Increased oper/auth/connect password length limit from 20 to 128
669 * Minor fixes to nickflood control code
670
671
672 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.3 (2013-06-23)
673 * Fixed possible core on `STATS z`
674 * Revised `doc/reference.conf`
675 * Fixed broken `--disable-libgeoip` switch
676
677
678 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.2 (2013-06-20)
679 * Added `general::cycle_on_host_change` configuration option
680 * Added `general::stats_u_oper_only` configuration option
681 * Added support for SHA-256 ssl certificate fingerprint based operator {}
682 and connect {} blocks.
683 In conjunction with Anope 1.9/2.0 IRC-services, clients are now also able
684 to automatically identify for their nick with ssl certificate
685 fingerprints
686 * Added `operator::ssl_connection_required` configuration option. See
687 `doc/reference.conf` for more information
688 * Added user mode +S (client is connected via SSL/TLS). Allows services
689 to keep track of what users are connected via SSL, and allows to see
690 ssl-status of remote clients in a `WHOIS`
691 * Fixed a server name leak with server hiding enabled
692
693
694 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.1 (2013-06-06)
695 * **IMPORTANT:** moved `disable_remote_command` configuration directive from
696 general {} block to serverhide {} block
697 * Minor code cleanups/performance improvements
698 * Fixed bug where IRC operators could see `LOCOPS` messages even if they don't
699 have the +l mode set
700 * Fixed bug where non-SSL clients could join +S channels on non-SSL servers
701 * Implemented motd {} configuration blocks. See `doc/reference.conf` for more
702 information
703 * `STATS T` shows configured MOTD files
704
705
706 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.0 (2013-05-23)
707 * Minor code cleanups/performance improvements
708
709
710 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.0rc1 (2013-05-19)
711 * Fixed broken spoofs
712
713
714 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.0beta5 (2013-05-15)
715 * Removed `remote`, and `global_kill` oper flags, and added `connect`,
716 `squit`, and `kill` flags for better fine-tuning instead. Whether or
717 not a specific action is allowed on a remote server can be controlled
718 by appending the `:remote` flag. For example: `kill` allows only local
719 clients to be killed, whereas `kill:remote` allows to issue a `KILL` for
720 remote clients
721 * Added `locops` and `wallops` to IRC operator flags
722 * Improve/cleanup `HELP` system
723
724
725 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.0beta4 (2013-05-09)
726 * Implemented channel mode +M. Clients that haven't identified their
727 name with NickServ may not speak in a channel that has this mode set
728 * Fixed weird idletimes shown in `TRACE`
729 * Added `nononreg` (+R) to `general::oper_umodes`
730 * Added user mode +F (can see remote client connect/exit notices)
731
732
733 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.0beta3 (2013-05-05)
734 * PCRE support has been dropped
735 * `STATS o` now shows how many times an operator {} block has been used.
736 Similar to `STATS x|q`
737 * Implemented channel mode +c. Known from other ircds, this mode basically
738 prevents users from sending messages including control codes to a channel
739 that has this mode set
740 * Fixed bug where bans were not checked against non-channel members when
741 sending messages to a channel
742 * Removed `channel::quiet_on_ban` configuration option. This feature is
743 now enabled by default
744
745
746 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.0beta2 (2013-04-28)
747 * Fixed broken compile with libGeoIP disabled
748 * Code cleanups; working towards stabilization and improved performance
749 * Removed oper flag `nick_changes`. IRC operators can now set +n at will
750 * Fixed shared {} blocks not working as expected
751 * Fixed spoofs not working as expected
752
753
754 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.0beta1 (2013-04-25)
755 * **IMPORTANT:** name/channel entries can't be stacked any longer within a
756 single resv {} block. Each entry now requires its own resv {} block.
757 Read `doc/reference.conf` for more details
758 * Added `resv::exempt` configuration option. Exempt can be either a
759 ISO 3166 alpha-2 two letter country code, or a nick!user@host mask.
760 CIDR is supported
761 * Removed `channel::restrict_channels` configuration option
762 * Preliminary libGeoIP support. Currently only used for exempt entries
763 in resv {} blocks
764 * Improved WEBIRC authentication; added `webirc` to `auth::flags`.
765 A `webirc.` spoof is now no longer required
766 * Implemented new memory pool allocator which basically is based upon Tor's
767 mempool allocator for Tor cells
768 * Implemented new binary database storage for X-, D-, K-, G-Lines and RESVs.
769 Temporary bans are now stored as well and will persist after a reboot
770 * Channel based resv {} blocks may now contain wildcards
771 * NICK/JOIN now shows the actual reason of reserved nick-/channelnames
772 * contrib/ and its content has been enirely removed from the tree
773 * Added `serverhide::hide_services` configuration option
774 * Added `nononreg` (+R) to `oper::umodes` and `general::oper_only_modes`
775 * Implemented IRCv3.1 `away-notify` extension
776
777
778 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.9 (2013-05-16)
779 * Fixed bug where ircd would sometimes drop a services link because
780 of a missing argument to the `SVSMODE` command
781 * Fixed weird idletimes shown in `TRACE`
782
783
784 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.8 (2013-04-28)
785 * `STATS s` now shows configured services {} blocks as well
786 * Fixed compile warnings, minor code cleanups and optimizations
787 * Increased nickname history length to 32768
788 * Unidentified/unregistered nicks may not speak in +R channels
789
790
791 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.7 (2013-04-12)
792 * Services may now set a channel topic without joining the channel first
793 * Fixed bug where `WHOIS` would send empty sockhost information on TS5 servers
794 * Remote server connection and split notices now go to new user mode +e.
795 These previously used user mode +x.
796 * Services may now change the host of a specific user
797 via `SVSMODE <timestamp> <target> +x <hostname>`
798
799
800 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.6 (2013-01-28)
801 * Fix bug where idle time sometimes is 0 even if the client didn't
802 send any private message
803 * Fixed possible core in try_parse_v4_netmask()
804
805
806 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.5 (2013-01-24)
807 * **IMPORTANT:** nick and topic lengths are now configurable via `ircd.conf`.
808 A `max_nick_length`, as well as a `max_topic_length` configuration option
809 can now be found in the serverinfo {} block
810 * Fixed build on GNU/Hurd
811 * Fixed log files not getting reopened after `REHASH`
812 * Improved logging of configuration file issues
813 * `ircd.pid` has been accidentally saved in `/var` instead of `/var/run`
814 * Linux RT signal support for notification of socket events has been dropped
815 * Fixed `STATS Y|y` sometimes sending weird sendq/recvq values
816 * `INFO` now also shows configured values of `disable_fake_channels`,
817 and `stats_e_disabled`
818 * m_webirc.c is now officially supported, and has been moved from contrib/
819 to modules/
820 * `WHOIS`, `STATS p`, and `TRACE` may now show fake idle times depending
821 on how the new `class::min_idle` and `class::max_idle` configuration
822 directives have been configured. This feature basically works in the
823 same way as it does in csircd
824 * The configuration parser now does support `year` and `month` units
825
826
827 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.4 (2013-01-02)
828 * Fixed possible core on `USERHOST`/`ISON` with optimization enabled
829 * Fixed bug where `can_flood` sometimes didn't work as expected
830
831
832 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.3 (2012-12-24)
833 * Fixed core on `UNDLINE`
834 * `XLINE`, `KLINE`, `RESV`, `DLINE`, `SQUIT`, and `KILL` now have the
835 same default reason if no reason has been specified
836
837
838 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.2 (2012-12-20)
839 * Minor updates to the build system
840 * Fixed broken `--enable-assert` configure switch
841 * Fixed bug where timed events stopped from working if the system's
842 clock is running backwards
843 * `STATS q|Q` now shows how many times a resv {} block has been matched
844 * Fixed contributed WEBIRC module
845 * IRC operators may now again see server generated nick rejection notices
846
847
848 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.1 (2012-11-04)
849 * Fixed broken CIDR support for `CHALLENGE` based IRC operator logins
850 * Fixed class limits not properly applying to operator {} blocks
851 * Fixed possible `TBURST` desynchronization with services
852 * Fixed `TBURST` from leaking the server name if it's a hidden server
853
854
855 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.0 (2012-10-18)
856 * Fixed an off-by-one with spoofs. Spoofs are now also checked for
857 invalid characters
858 * Removed `general::use_whois_actually` configuration directive.
859 This is now enabled by default
860 * Minor `SQUIT` handling fixes
861 * Fixed bancache not being updated on `CHGHOST`/`CHGIDENT`
862
863
864 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.0rc1 (2012-09-28)
865 * Removed `general::client_flood` configuration option and added the
866 new `recvq` configuration directive to class {} blocks.
867 The max size of a receive queue can be seen in `STATS Y`
868 for each class
869 * Allow the `[` and `]` characters in server description
870
871
872 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.0beta3 (2012-08-24)
873 * Fixed wrong syntax in several language files
874 * Removed &localchannels
875 * `PRIVMSG` to opers@some.server is no longer supported
876 * Fixed bug that could lead to topic desynchronization
877 * Removed `serverhide::disable_hidden` configuration option
878 * Dropped ircd-hybrid-6 `GLINE` compatibility mode
879 * Removed `use_invex`, `use_except` and `use_knock` configuration options.
880 These features are now enabled by default
881
882
883 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.0beta2 (2012-07-21)
884 * `channel::disable_fake_channels` now also disables ascii 29 (mIRC italic)
885 when set to yes
886 * Added `channel::max_chans_per_oper` configuration directive. The old way
887 was to let IRC operators join three times the amount of max_chans_per_user
888 * Replaced `MODLOAD`, `MODUNLOAD`, `MODRELOAD`, `MODLIST` and `MODRESTART`
889 commands with the new `MODULE` command which can be fed with the `LOAD,`
890 `UNLOAD`, `RELOAD` and `LIST` parameters.
891 `MODRESTART` has been entirely removed. Use `MODULE RELOAD *` to reload
892 all modules
893 * Added back server notice when a client tries to obtain a reserved nick name
894 * Removed `OMOTD` module
895 * Added `set` to IRC operator privilege flags. Gives access to the `SET` command
896 * Improved TS6 support
897 * Channel keys/passwords are now case sensitive
898
899
900 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.0beta1 (2012-05-28)
901 * Implemented full services support, including but not limited to the
902 following changes:
903 - Added `SVSNICK`, and `SVSMODE` command handlers
904 - Added service stamps to `NICK`/`UID` messages
905 - Added SVS to server capabilities (`CAPAB`). SVS capable servers can
906 deal with extended `NICK`/`UID` messages that contain service IDs/stamps.
907 - Changed rejected client notices to go to new user mode +j. These
908 previously used user mode +r.
909 - Added user mode +r (registered nick) and channel mode +r (registered channel)
910 - Added user mode +R (only registered clients may send a private message)
911 - Added channel mode +R (only registered clients may join that channel)
912 - Various services shortcuts have been added (`NS`, `CS`, `NICKSERV`, `CHANSERV`, etc.)
913 - Added services {} block to `ircd.conf`
914 - Added services_name directive to general {} block
915 - Added `GLOBOPS` mainly for services compatibility, but can be used by IRC operators, too
916 * Removed `RKLINE` and `RXLINE` commands. Regular expression based bans should
917 only be added via `ircd.conf`
918 * Added `globops`, `restart`, `dline`, `undline` and `module` IRC operator privilege flags.
919 Read `doc/reference.conf` for further explanation of what these flags control
920 * Removed Idle-time klines
921 * Cleaned up modules API. Old modules won't work anymore
922 * Removed `general::burst_away` configuration directive. AWAY bursts are now
923 controlled via `connect::flags` explicitly
924 * Introduced new logging subsystem including log rotation based on
925 file sizes. Log timestamp format is ISO8601 now
926 * Added support for remote D-lines
927 * Added user mode +H which is basically a replacement for the hidden_admin and
928 `hidden_oper` operator flags. With user mode +H, IRC operator status can now
929 be hidden even on remote servers
930 * Added CIDR support for operator {} blocks
931 * Removed the servlink program. ircd-hybrid can now make use of
932 SSL/TLS for inter-server communication.
933 NOTE: compressed server links are of course still available, but a SSL/TLS
934 connection is required, as compression is now handled via OpenSSL
935 * Removed `ssl_server_protocol` configuration directive and
936 added `ssl_client_method` and `ssl_server_method` instead.
937 Both of these options can now be changed at runtime
938 * IRC operator login IDs are no longer limited to NICKLEN*2
939 * Removed `channel::burst_topicwho` configuration option. This feature is now
940 enabled by default
941 * `STATS Y|y` now reports CIDR limits as well
942 * Added `m_webirc.c` to `contrib/`
943 * Overall code cleanup and speed improvements
944
945 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
946
947 BUG REPORTS: If you run this code and encounter problems, you must report
948 the bug by EMAIL to bugs@ircd-hybrid.org
949 Please include a gdb backtrace and a copy of your config.h and
950 ircd.conf with any report (with passwords and other sensitive
951 information masked).
952
953 DISCUSSION: There is a mailing list for discussion of hybrid issues,
954 including betas. To subscribe, use this link:
955 https://lists.ircd-hybrid.org/mailman/listinfo/hybrid
956 This is the proper place to discuss new features, bugs, etc.
957
958 Questions/comments directed to bugs@ircd-hybrid.org
959
960 Other files recommended for reading: README, INSTALL
961
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