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1 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.0beta5 (2014-??-??)
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3
4 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.0beta4 (2014-07-06)
5 o) Channel halfops are now an integral part of ircd-hybrid
6 and can't be disabled anymore
7 o) Many code cleanups and improvements
8 o) Added flood control for the INVITE command. See channel{} block in reference.conf
9 o) Changed flood control logic for the KNOCK command. See channel{} block in reference.conf
10 o) INVITE without any parameters now shows a list of channels a client is invited to
11 o) The OPERWALL command has been removed. Use GLOBOPS instead
12 o) Added 'max_channels' to class{} blocks
13 o) Added 'throttle_count' configuration option to the general{} block
14 o) Added 'ssl_message_digest_algorithm' configuration option to serverinfo{} block.
15 See doc/reference.conf for more information.
16 o) Added support for Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman (ECDH). Also an elliptic curve can be
17 specified via the serverinfo::ssl_dh_elliptic_curve configuration option.
18 o) Removed 'ssl_server_method' and 'ssl_client_method' configuration options.
19 ircd now only allows TLSv1, TLSv1.1 and TLSv1.2 protocols depending
20 on the OpenSSL version. SSLv3 is no longer supported.
21
22
23 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.0beta3 (2014-05-26)
24 o) Code cleanups/performance improvements
25
26
27 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.0beta2 (2014-05-15)
28 ########################################################################
29 o) IMPORTANT: renamed general::warn_no_nline configuration directive to
30 general::warn_no_connect_block
31 ########################################################################
32 o) Fixed bug with /whois not showing a list of channel names as expected
33 o) Added usermode +q which hides idle and signon time in WHOIS
34 o) Added usermode +p which hides channel list in WHOIS
35
36
37 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.0beta1 (2014-04-29)
38 o) TS6 is now mandatory. ircd is no longer backwards compatible with TS5
39 and below.
40 o) SVSJOIN and SVSPART has been added
41 o) Major code cleanups and refactoring. Improved overall performance
42 o) /INFO now also reports MPATH (path to main motd (Message of the Day) file)
43 and SPATH (Path to server executable)
44 o) Updated several help files
45
46
47 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.19 (2014-07-05)
48 o) Fixed EOB logic for remote servers
49 o) Fixed bug where opers that have the +g/+G/+R umodes set won't receive server
50 notices for remote CONNECT/KLINE/DLINE/XLINE/RESV attempts
51 o) Sending messages to user@server to local targets is now no longer possible,
52 as this was an easy way to bypass +R/+G/+g user modes.
53 o) Fixed splicode logic so SPLITNUM now works as expected
54 o) Fixed UNDLINE not to require the IP address to be prepended with *@
55
56
57 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.18 (2014-06-09)
58 o) Fixed CAP issue for certain clients
59 o) Fixed bug where "STATS p" would show an invalid amount of irc-operators
60 in case there are any +H opers
61 o) irc-operators may now no longer set a channel +O if they are only halfops (%)
62 o) Channel halfops (%) may now no longer (de)halfop other channel members
63 o) Channel halfops (%) may now no longer KICK other channel halfops
64 o) Make sure general::stats_e_disabled gets reset via /rehash
65 o) Fixed compile warnings; code cleanups
66 o) Fixed bug where the configuration parser wouldn't truncate the network name
67 if general::network_name contains spaces
68
69
70 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.17 (2014-05-01)
71 o) Fixed possible WATCH core
72 o) Fixed bug where the configuration parser wouldn't take time units
73 into consideration for the join_flood_time and throttle_time
74 configuration options
75 o) Minor /list optimization
76
77
78 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.16 (2014-04-20)
79 o) Fixed undefined behaviour with crypt() returning NULL
80 since glibc2.17 in certain cases
81 o) Admins may now see all channel members via "WHO #channel"
82 regardless of channel mode +s
83 o) Fixed corrupted "STATS U" output
84
85
86 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.15 (2014-03-29)
87 ########################################################################
88 o) IMPORTANT: ircd binary is now again placed into bin/ instead of sbin/
89 ########################################################################
90 o) mkpasswd in tools/ now defaults to MD5 instead of DES
91 o) USERS command has been removed
92 o) Fixed issue with SVSNICK where clients self-collided when changing
93 just the case of the nick name, i.e. somenick -> SomeNicK
94 o) Minor code cleanups and cosmetical fixes
95
96
97 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.14 (2014-02-25)
98 o) WHOWAS now honors serverhide::disable_remote_commands
99 o) Improved TS6 inter-server communication
100 o) Minor code cleanups and speed enhancements
101 o) Added 'unxline' oper flag
102 o) Added support for "userhost-in-names" client capability
103 o) ircd now allows private rsa keys larger than 2048 bits
104 o) Fixed bug where signals stopped from working after restarting
105 the ircd via SIGINT
106 o) Fixed bug where certain irc clients could not reconnect via TLS/SSL
107 o) Fixed long-standing bug where +p channels have been shown
108 in the /whois reply
109
110
111 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.13 (2014-01-07)
112 o) Fixed EOB not working for remote servers (resulted in fake
113 direction notices)
114 o) Fixed remote client connection notices for servers that are
115 more than one hop away
116 o) Fixed bug where ircd didn't timeout SSL connections that
117 haven't finished the SSL handshake
118 o) Fixed several bugs with server hiding
119 o) Updated/fixed help files
120 o) WHOIS no longer sends a notice to +y operators
121
122
123 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.12 (2013-12-22)
124 o) RPL_WHOISMODES now uses the 379 numeric
125 o) Serial number is now shown on start up
126 o) Fixed possible channel mode desynch with services
127 o) Fixed TS6 support with LOCOPS
128 o) Minor code cleanups
129 o) Fixed file descriptor leak with empty help files
130 o) Fixed issue with WEBIRC where hostnames were
131 not validated
132
133
134 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.11 (2013-12-06)
135 o) Administrators may now see channel modes in /LIST
136 o) Fixed compile error on BSD systems when building with kqueue()
137
138
139 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.10 (2013-11-25)
140 o) Fixed bug with kqueue() where it occasionally dropped updates
141 o) Changed WHOIS to show a client's certificate fingerprint
142 to administrators only
143 o) The WHO reply now shows whether or not a nickname has
144 been registered with NickServ. ('r' status flag)
145 o) Fixed some flaws with server hiding
146 o) Fixed bug where "STATS P" would leak ip addresses to remotely connected
147 administrators, even if serverhide::hide_server_ips was set to 'yes'
148 o) Services coders: added SVSKILL
149
150
151 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.9 (2013-11-08)
152 o) Added usermode +W. Users connected via a webirc gateway get this
153 mode set by servers.
154 o) /WHOIS now shows if a client is connected via a webirc
155 gateway
156 o) Administrators may now see +s channels a user is in with /WHOIS.
157 Secret channels are prepended with a tilde in the /WHOIS
158 reply.
159 o) Administrators are now able to see all the user modes a user has
160 set via /whois
161
162
163 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.8 (2013-10-25)
164 o) Fixed bug that would lead to a desynchronized nick database
165 throughout the entire network if using services enforced
166 nick names (SVSNICK)
167 o) Cleaned up/modernized build system
168 o) Add -fstack-protector to CFLAGS if available. Basically checks for
169 buffer overflows/stack-smashing attacks
170 o) When using anope 1.9/2.0 services, /WHOIS now shows the account name
171 of a registered/identified client (numeric 330)
172 o) Administrators can now see +s channels in /LIST
173
174
175 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.7 (2013-08-18)
176 o) Fixed issue with channel mode +n having no functionality at all
177 o) Fixed SSL certificate fingerprint validation for outgoing server connects
178 o) Updated several documentation files
179
180
181 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.6 (2013-08-02)
182 o) Fixed possible core with empty motd files
183
184
185 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.5 (2013-07-16)
186 o) Fixed bug that would prevent servers from linking together
187 if connect::aftype isn't set
188
189
190 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.4 (2013-07-05)
191 o) Added 'xline' and 'resv' logging types. See doc/reference.conf
192 for more information
193 o) Fixed bug where remote /STATS requests were not rate limited
194 o) Fixed core with empty auth::spoof entries
195 o) Increased oper/auth/connect password length limit from 20 to 128
196 o) Minor fixes to nickflood control code
197
198
199 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.3 (2013-06-23)
200 o) Fixed possible core on "STATS z"
201 o) Revised doc/reference.conf
202 o) Fixed broken --disable-libgeoip switch
203
204
205 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.2 (2013-06-20)
206 o) Added general::cycle_on_host_change configuration option
207 o) Added general::stats_u_oper_only configuration option
208 o) Added support for SHA-256 ssl certificate fingerprint based operator{}
209 and connect{} blocks.
210 In conjunction with Anope 1.9/2.0 IRC-services, clients are now also able
211 to automatically identify for their nick with ssl certificate
212 fingerprints
213 o) Added operator::ssl_connection_required configuration option. See
214 doc/reference.conf for more information
215 o) Added usermode +S (client is connected via SSL/TLS). Allows services
216 to keep track of what users are connected via SSL, and allows to see
217 ssl-status of remote clients in a /whois
218 o) Fixed a server name leak with server hiding enabled. Reported by
219 Adam <adam@anope.org>
220
221
222 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.1 (2013-06-06)
223 ########################################################################
224 o) IMPORTANT: moved disable_remote_command configuration directive from
225 general{} block to serverhide{} block
226 ########################################################################
227 o) Minor code cleanups/performance improvements
228 o) Fixed bug where opers could see LOCOPS messages even if they don't have
229 the +l mode set
230 o) Fixed bug where non-SSL clients could join +S channels on non-SSL servers
231 o) Implemented motd{} configuration blocks. See doc/reference.conf for more
232 information
233 o) "STATS T" shows configured MOTD files
234
235
236 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.0 (2013-05-23)
237 o) Minor code cleanups/performance improvements
238
239
240 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.0rc1 (2013-05-19)
241 o) Fixed broken spoofs
242
243
244 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.0beta5 (2013-05-15)
245 o) Removed 'remote', and 'global_kill' oper flags, and added 'connect',
246 'squit', and 'kill' flags for better fine-tuning instead. Whether or
247 not a specific action is allowed on a remote server can be controlled
248 by appending the ':remote' flag. For example: 'kill' allows only local
249 clients to be killed, whereas 'kill:remote' allows to issue a KILL for
250 remote clients
251 o) Added 'locops' and 'wallops' to irc-operator flags
252 o) Improve/cleanup HELP system
253
254
255 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.0beta4 (2013-05-09)
256 o) Implemented channel mode +M. Clients that haven't identified their
257 name with NickServ may not speak in a channel that has this mode set
258 o) Fixed weird idletimes shown in /trace
259 o) Added 'nononreg' (+R) to general::oper_umodes
260 o) Added user mode +F (can see remote client connect/exit notices)
261
262
263 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.0beta3 (2013-05-05)
264 o) PCRE support has been dropped
265 o) "STATS o" now shows how many times an oper{} block has been used.
266 Similar to STATS x|q"
267 o) Implemented channel mode +c. Known from other ircds, this mode basically
268 prevents users from sending messages including control codes to a channel
269 that has this mode set
270 o) Fixed bug where bans were not checked against non-channel members when
271 sending messages to a channel
272 o) Removed channel::quiet_on_ban configuration option. This feature is
273 now enabled by default
274
275
276 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.0beta2 (2013-04-28)
277 o) Fixed broken compile with libGeoIP disabled
278 o) Code cleanups; working towards stabilization and improved performance
279 o) Removed operflag 'nick_changes'. Operators can now set +n at will
280 o) Fixed shared{} blocks not working as expected
281 o) Fixed spoofs not working as expected
282
283
284 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.0beta1 (2013-04-25)
285 ########################################################################
286 o) IMPORTANT: name/channel entries can't be stacked any longer within
287 a single resv{} block. Each entry now requires its own resv{} block.
288 Read doc/reference.conf for more details
289 #######################################################################
290 o) Added resv::exempt configuration option. Exempt can be either a
291 ISO 3166 alpha-2 two letter country code, or a nick!user@host mask.
292 CIDR is supported
293 o) Removed channel::restrict_channels configuration option
294 o) Preliminary libGeoIP support. Currently only used for exempt entries
295 in resv{} blocks
296 o) Improved WEBIRC authentication; added 'webirc' to auth::flags.
297 A "webirc." spoof is now no longer required
298 o) Implemented new memory pool allocator which basically is based upon Tor's
299 mempool allocator for Tor cells
300 o) Major code cleanups
301 o) Implemented new binary database storage for X-,D-,K-,G-Lines and RESVs.
302 Temporary bans are now stored as well and will persist after a reboot
303 o) Channel based resv{} blocks may now contain wildcards
304 o) NICK/JOIN now shows the actual reason of reserved nick-/channelnames
305 o) contrib/ and its content has been removed from the tree
306 o) Added serverhide::hide_services configuration option
307 o) Added 'nononreg' (+R) to oper::umodes and general::oper_only_modes
308 o) Added support for "away-notify" client capability
309
310
311 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.9 (2013-05-16)
312 o) Fixed bug where ircd would sometimes drop a services link because
313 of a missing argument to the SVSMODE command
314 o) Fixed weird idletimes shown in /trace
315
316
317 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.8 (2013-04-28)
318 o) "STATS s" now shows configured services{} blocks as well
319 o) Fixed compile warnings, minor code cleanups and optimizations
320 o) Increased nickname history length to 32768
321 o) Unidentified/unregistered nicks may not speak in +R channels
322
323
324 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.7 (2013-04-12)
325 o) Services may now set a channel topic without joining the channel first
326 o) Fixed bug where /whois would send empty sockhost information on TS5
327 servers
328 o) Remote server connection and split notices now go to new usermode +e.
329 These previously used usermode +x.
330 o) Services may now change the host of a specific user
331 via "SVSMODE <timestamp> <target> +x <hostname>"
332
333
334 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.6 (2013-01-28)
335 o) Fix bug where idle time sometimes is 0 even if the client didn't
336 send any private message
337 o) Fixed possible core in try_parse_v4_netmask()
338
339
340 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.5 (2013-01-24)
341 ########################################################################
342 o) IMPORTANT: nick and topic lengths are now configurable via ircd.conf.
343 A max_nick_length, as well as a max_topic_length configuration option
344 can now be found in the serverinfo{} block
345 ########################################################################
346 o) Fixed build on GNU/Hurd as reported by Dominic Hargreaves
347 o) Fixed log files not getting reopened after /rehash
348 o) Improved logging of configuration file issues
349 o) ircd.pid has been accidentally saved in /var instead of /var/run
350 o) Linux RT signal support for notification of socket events has been dropped
351 o) Fixed "STATS Y|y" sometimes sending weird sendq/recvq values
352 o) INFO now also shows configured values of 'disable_fake_channels',
353 and 'stats_e_disabled'
354 o) m_webirc.c is now officially supported, and has been moved from contrib/
355 to modules/
356 o) /whois, /stats p, and /trace may now show fake idle times depending on
357 how the new class::min_idle and class::max_idle configuration directives
358 have been configured. This feature basically works in the same
359 way as it does in csircd
360 o) The configuration parser now does support 'year' and 'month' units
361
362
363 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.4 (2013-01-02)
364 o) Fixed possible core on USERHOST/ISON with optimization enabled
365 o) Fixed bug where can_flood sometimes didn't work as expected
366
367
368 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.3 (2012-12-24)
369 o) Fixed core on UNDLINE
370 o) XLINE/KLINE/RESV/DLINE/SQUIT and KILL now have the same default reason
371 if a reason hasn't been specified
372
373
374 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.2 (2012-12-20)
375 o) Minor updates to the build system
376 o) Fixed broken --enable-assert configure switch
377 o) Fixed bug where timed events stopped from working if the system's
378 clock is running backwards
379 o) STATS q|Q now shows how many times a resv{} block has been matched
380 o) Fixed contributed WEBIRC module
381 o) IRC operators may now again see server generated nick rejection notices
382
383
384 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.1 (2012-11-04)
385 o) Fixed broken CIDR support for CHALLENGE based irc operator logins
386 o) Fixed class limits not properly applying to oper{} blocks
387 o) Fixed possible TBURST desynchronization with services
388 o) Fixed TBURST sending server's name to clients if it's a hidden server
389
390
391 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.0 (2012-10-18)
392 o) Fixed an off-by-one with spoofs. Spoofs are now also checked for
393 invalid characters
394 o) Removed general::use_whois_actually configuration directive. This is
395 now enabled by default
396 o) Minor SQUIT handling fixes
397 o) Fixed bancache not being updated on CHGHOST/CHGIDENT
398
399
400 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.0rc1 (2012-09-28)
401 o) Removed general::client_flood configuration option and added the
402 new 'recvq' configuration directive to class{} blocks.
403 The max size of a receive queue can be seen in "STATS Y"
404 for each class
405 o) Allow the '[' and ']' characters in server description
406
407
408 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.0beta3 (2012-08-24)
409 o) Fixed wrong syntax in several language files
410 o) Removed &localchannels
411 o) PRIVMSG to opers@some.server is no longer supported
412 o) Fixed bug that could lead to topic desynchronization
413 o) Removed serverhide::disable_hidden configuration option
414 o) Dropped ircd-hybrid-6 GLINE compatibility mode
415 o) Removed use_invex, use_except and use_knock configuration options.
416 These features are now enabled by default
417
418
419 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.0beta2 (2012-07-21)
420 o) channel::disable_fake_channels now also disables ascii 29 (mIRC italic)
421 when set to yes
422 o) Added channel::max_chans_per_oper configuration directive. The old way
423 was to let operators join three times the amount of max_chans_per_user
424 o) Replaced MODLOAD, MODUNLOAD, MODRELOAD, MODLIST and MODRESTART commands
425 with the new MODULE command which can be fed with the LOAD, UNLOAD, RELOAD
426 and LIST parameters.
427 MODRESTART has been entirely removed. Use "MODULE RELOAD *" to reload
428 all modules
429 o) Added back server notice when a client tries to obtain a reserved nick name
430 o) Removed OMOTD module
431 o) Added 'set' to operator privilege flags. Gives access to the "SET" command
432 o) Improved TS6 support
433 o) Channel keys/passwords are now case sensitive
434
435
436 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.0beta1 (2012-05-28)
437 o) Implemented full services support, including but not limited to the
438 following changes:
439 - Added SVSNICK, and SVSMODE command handlers
440 - Added service stamps to NICK/UID messages
441 - Added SVS to server capabilities (CAPAB). SVS capable servers can
442 deal with extended NICK/UID messages that contain service IDs/stamps.
443 - Changed rejected client notices to go to new usermode +j. These
444 previously used usermode +r.
445 - Added usermode +r (registered nick) and channelmode +r (registered channel)
446 - Added usermode +R (only registered clients may send a private message)
447 - Added channelmode +R (only registered clients may join that channel)
448 - Various services shortcuts have been added (/NS, /CS, /NICKSERV, /CHANSERV, etc.)
449 - Added services{} block to ircd.conf
450 - Added services_name directive to general{} block
451 - Added GLOBOPS mainly for services compatibility, but can be used by operators, too
452 o) Removed RKLINE and RXLINE commands. Regular expression based bans should
453 only be added via ircd.conf
454 o) Added 'globops', 'restart', 'dline', 'undline' and 'module' operator
455 privilege flags. Read doc/reference.conf for further explanation of what
456 these flags control
457 o) Removed Idle-time klines
458 o) Cleaned up modules API. Old modules won't work anymore
459 o) Removed general::burst_away configuration directive. AWAY bursts are now
460 controlled via connect::flags explicitly
461 o) Introduced new logging subsystem including log rotation based on
462 file sizes. Log timestamp format is ISO8601 now
463 o) Added support for remote D-lines
464 o) Added usermode +H which is basically a replacement for the hidden_admin and
465 hidden_oper operator flags. With usermode +H, irc operator status can now
466 be hidden even on remote servers
467 o) Added CIDR support for operator{} blocks
468 o) Removed the servlink program. ircd-hybrid can now make use of
469 SSL/TLS for inter-server communication.
470 NOTE: compressed server links are of course still available, but a SSL/TLS
471 connection is required, as compression is now handled via OpenSSL
472 o) Removed 'ssl_server_protocol' configuration directive and
473 added 'ssl_client_method' and 'ssl_server_method' instead.
474 Both of these options can now be changed at runtime
475 o) Oper login IDs are no longer limited to NICKLEN*2
476 o) Removed channel::burst_topicwho configuration option. Topicsetters are
477 now sent by default
478 o) "STATS Y|y" now reports CIDR limits as well
479 o) Added m_webirc.c to contrib/
480 o) Overall code cleanup and speed improvements
481
482 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
483
484 This is still BETA code. Run it at your own risk. By running this
485 code you assume FULL responsibility for any problems it may cause.
486 We do NOT recommend that you run BETA code on production IRC networks
487 such as EFnet.
488
489 BUG REPORTS: If you run this code and encounter problems, you must report
490 the bug by EMAIL to bugs@ircd-hybrid.org
491 Please include a gdb backtrace and a copy of your config.h and
492 ircd.conf with any report (with passwords and other sensitive
493 information masked).
494
495 DISCUSSION: There is a mailing list for discussion of hybrid issues,
496 including betas. To subscribe, use this link:
497 https://lists.ircd-hybrid.org/mailman/listinfo/hybrid
498 This is the proper place to discuss new features, bugs, etc.
499
500 Questions/comments directed to bugs@ircd-hybrid.org
501
502 Other files recommended for reading: README, INSTALL
503
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