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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 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JIUa6>
10
11
12 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.34 (2020-11-01)
13 * Re-implement backwards compatibility mode for old ircd-hybrid 8.2.23 and below.
14 Final removal is scheduled for early 2021.
15 * For consistency, the `general::network_desc` configuration directive has been
16 renamed to `general::network_description`
17 * Server notices that previously have been sent to user modes +f and +u are now
18 sent to user mode +j (reject notices) instead. Due to this change, `unauth` and
19 `full` have been removed from `general::oper_only_umodes`, `general::oper_umodes`,
20 and `operator::umodes`.
21 * User mode +b (bots) has been replaced with +f (flood). Spam/flood notices are now
22 sent to this user mode. For this, `bots` has been removed from
23 `general::oper_only_umodes`, `general::oper_umodes`, and `operator::umodes`.
24 `flood` has been added instead to these configuration directives.
25 * Stricten server/user ID validation. IDs have to be all uppercase everywhere now.
26 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JkeID>
27
28
29 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.33 (2020-09-07)
30 * Added `client` option to `listener::flags`
31 * Added `defer` option to `listener::flags`
32 * IRC operators may now use CIDR notation in `WHO`
33 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JTftW>
34
35
36 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.32 (2020-08-16)
37 * `RESV` couldn't be issued in case no reason has been supplied. This has been fixed.
38 * Fixed possible `RPL_WHOISCHANNELS` line truncation of remote replies
39 * Extban $t of type `matching` has been implemented. This extban allows matching
40 based on TLS protocol version and/or cipher suite
41 * Implemented channel mode `K`. `KNOCK` cannot be used on channels with that mode set
42 * `STATS ?` is now oper-only
43 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JUZa1>
44
45
46 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.31 (2020-05-03)
47 * macOS compatibility fixes
48 * Removed `spoof_notice` from `auth::flags`. With vhosts now this notice doesn't make
49 much sense anymore
50 * Fixed issue where ban masks might become malformed if set by remote clients/servers
51 * Fixed issue with channel mode +c where high ascii characters can be erroneously
52 detected as control characters
53 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JUZa6>
54
55
56 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.30 (2020-03-01)
57 * `QUOTE HELP extban` didn't work because the extban help file hasn't been
58 installed properly during `make install`
59 * Fixed broken libcrypto detection which caused the ircd not to work with
60 OpenSSL under certain circumstances
61 * Extban $n of type `acting` has been implemented. This extban prevents
62 matching users from changing their nick while in the channel. Users
63 with voice or above are not affected.
64 * Channel mode +N has been changed so channel members with +v can change
65 their nick name as well
66 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JfOyF>
67
68
69 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.29 (2020-02-19)
70 * Extbans have been implemented. Currently supported extbans:
71
72 Matching:
73
74 * `$a:<account>` Matches users logged into a matching account.
75 * `$c:<channel>` Matches users that are on the given channel. An additional
76 prefix of either @, %, or + can be specified to test for
77 certain channel privileges.
78 * `$o:<class>` Matches IRC operators that have joined a class
79 matching the mask.
80 * `$r:<realname>` Matches users with a matching realname.
81 * `$s:<server>` Matches users that are connected to a server matching the mask.
82 * `$u:<modes>` Matches users having the specified user modes set or not set.
83 * `$z:<certfp>` Matches users having the given TLS certificate fingerprint.
84
85 Acting:
86
87 * `$j:<banmask>` Prevents matching users from joining the channel.
88 * `$m:<banmask>` Blocks messages from matching users. Users with voice
89 or above are not affected.
90
91 For more details, see `help/extban`.
92 * Added `channel::enable_extbans` configuration option. See `doc/reference.conf`
93 for more information.
94 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JvgAL>
95
96
97 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.28 (2020-01-26)
98 * Fixed issue with topics set by `TBURST` not being propagated properly to clients
99 * Allow IRC operators to search for real hosts in `WHO`
100 * Ban/exempt/invex masks are now also tested against realhosts to prevent clients
101 from bypassing channel bans by activating a fakehost
102 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/Jv37M>
103
104
105 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.27 (2020-01-22)
106 * Experimental support for wolfSSL has been implemented. Minimum supported version is 4.3.0
107 * The `--enable-openssl`, `--enable-gnutls` switches, and their disabling counterparts
108 `--disable-openssl` and `--disable-gnutls`, have been replaced with the `--with-tls`
109 switch which takes one of the following options: `openssl`, `wolfssl`, `gnutls`,
110 and `none`.
111 If nothing has been specified, configure tries to autodetect in the following order:
112 OpenSSL/LibreSSL -> GnuTLS -> wolfSSL.
113 * Fixed segfault with GnuTLS/libgmp in case there's no DH parameters file
114 defined in `serverinfo::ssl_dh_param_file` or if that file is missing
115 * The connection timeout for connect{} blocks can now be configured via
116 the `connect::timeout` configuration directive
117 * Minimum supported OpenSSL version is 1.1.1 now
118 * Minimum supported GnuTLS version is 3.6.5 now
119 * Supported TLSv1.3 cipher suites can now be configured explicitely via the
120 new `serverinfo::tls_cipher_suites` configuration directive
121 * In the serverinfo {} block, the following configuration directives have been renamed:
122 `ssl_certificate_file` -> `tls_certificate_file`
123 `ssl_dh_param_file` -> `tls_dh_param_file`
124 `ssl_dh_elliptic_curve` -> `tls_supported_groups`
125 `ssl_cipher_list` -> `tls_cipher_list`
126 `ssl_message_digest_algorithm` -> `tls_message_digest_algorithm`
127 * In the operator {} block, the following configuration directives have been renamed:
128 `ssl_certificate_fingerprint -> `tls_certificate_fingerprint`
129 `ssl_connection_required -> `tls_connection_required`
130 * In the connect {} block, the following configuration directives have been renamed:
131 `ssl_cipher_list -> `tls_cipher_list`
132 `ssl_certificate_fingerprint -> `tls_certificate_fingerprint`
133 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/Jvq9g>
134
135
136 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.26 (2019-05-31)
137 * The `general::tkline_expire_notices` configuration directive has been
138 replaced with user mode `X`. *LINE expiration notices are sent to IRC
139 operators with that mode set
140 * Fixed issue with `/rehash conf` creating duplicated class entries
141 instead of updating existing ones that are already in use
142 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/fjEbq>
143
144
145 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.25 (2019-04-24)
146 * The `class::number_per_ip`, `class::max_local` and `class::max_global`
147 configuration directives have been replaced with just `class::number_per_ip_local`
148 and `class::number_per_ip_global`. The `class::max_local` basically was
149 redundant as it had the same functionality as `class::number_per_ip`
150 * Adding RESVs with wildcards no longer requires administrator privileges
151 * The `general::ignore_bogus_ts` configuration option has been deprecated
152 * TLSv1.1 and TLSv1.0 are no longer supported and have been disabled in
153 the OpenSSL and GnuTLS module
154 * Minimum supported OpenSSL version is 1.0.1f now
155 * Minimum supported GnuTLS version is 3.5.8 now
156 * The `serverinfo::vhost` and `serverinfo:vhost6` configuration directives have
157 been deprecated. If you need to bind() a specific address you can specify one
158 in the connect {} block
159 * The `connect::vhost` configuration directive has been renamed to `connect::bind`
160 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/fjRVk>
161
162
163 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.24 (2018-04-05)
164 * Added `STATS s` to show configured pseudo {} blocks
165 * Implemented channel mode `N` which prevents users from changing their
166 nick while in a channel with that mode set
167 * Services clients are now shown with `is a Network Service` in `WHOIS`
168 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/fjRVt>
169
170
171 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.23 (2018-03-26)
172 * IRC operators are now able to see a user's resolved hostname in `WHOWAS`,
173 and `WHOIS` even if the user has a fakehost/vhost
174 * `RPL_WELCOME` now does use the rfc2812 style nick!user@host format
175 * Removed rudimentary libgeoip support
176 * Added `--enable-efence` switch to allow easy linking with the
177 electric fence memory debugger library
178 * `JOIN 0` is no longer supported
179 * Fixed bug where ircd would not remove `RPL_WHOISOPERATOR` based svstags
180 when deoppering
181 * Fixed `unknown closes` statistic in `STATS t` showing invalid values sometimes
182 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/fjRVq>
183
184
185 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.22 (2017-03-26)
186 * Implemented channel mode `L`. Channels with that mode set can make use of an
187 extended ban list size specified with the new `channel::max_bans_large`
188 configuraton option. This mode can be set only by IRC operators or servers.
189 * Implemented channel mode `u` which hides bmask (+b/+e/+I) lists and mode changes
190 to non-chanops everywhere
191 * Fixed an issue with `TRACE` where remote servers would reply with `RPL_TRACEUSER`
192 numerics containing UIDs
193 * `STATS z` now shows simple memory stats of servers linked to the network
194 * Added support for remote `ETRACE`
195 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/fjRVO>
196
197
198 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.21 (2016-11-27)
199 * The `general::default_floodtime` configuration option has been added
200 along with the `SET FLOODTIME` command. These allow to fine-tune the
201 message throttling better
202 * Fixed an issue with `INVITE` not showing the list of channels the
203 sender is invited to
204 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/fjRVG>
205
206
207 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.20 (2016-11-05)
208 * `INFO` now shows GnuTLS/OpenSSL library/header versions
209 * Added `channel::max_invites` configuration option. See `doc/reference.conf`
210 for more information.
211 * `INVITE` expirations have been implemented. Expire time can be adjusted with
212 the `channel::invite_expire_time` configuration directive
213 * `WHOIS` notices to IRC operators have been re-added. User mode +y is required
214 to see them
215 * The maximum line length for motd files has been increased to 320 bytes to
216 support multibyte encodings better
217 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/fjRVZ>
218
219
220 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.19 (2016-08-21)
221 * Fixed a possible server name leak in `WHO` with server hiding enabled
222 * `WHO` now allows IRC operators to search by IP address
223 * Admins no longer can see IP addresses in `STATS P` with
224 `serverhide::hide_server_ips` enabled
225 * User mode `n` now shows nick name changes from remote clients, too
226 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/fjRVC>
227
228
229 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.18 (2016-06-22)
230 * Fixed an assert when a client sends invalid `LIST` options
231 * Fixed invalid memory stats of channel invites in `STATS z`
232 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/fjRSx>
233
234
235 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.17 (2016-04-21)
236 * Fixed core on `REHASH CONF` with `general::whowas_history_length`
237 set to 0
238 * Fixed possible core on `INVITE` with `channel::max_channels` set to 0
239 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/fjRSp>
240
241
242 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.16 (2016-03-20)
243 * Added `general::whowas_history_length` configuration option which
244 allows to define the maximum length of the `WHOWAS` nickname history
245 * Services are now allowed to override `general::min_nonwildcard`,
246 and `general::min_nonwildcard_simple` settings
247 * Minor updates to help files
248 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/fjRSj>
249
250
251 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.15 (2016-02-24)
252 * Added proper support for Raspbian/ARM. Gracias to Beave/2600.net
253 for providing a box for testing purposes.
254 * Fixed an assert with empty `user = ""` directives in auth {} blocks
255 * `STATS z` now shows allocated listeners
256 * Fixed bug where `can_flood` auth {} flags did not work on channels
257 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/fjR9v>
258
259
260 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.14 (2016-02-09)
261 * Fixed server clustering
262 * Major cleanups to the configuration subsystem
263 * Improvements to libGeoIP support:
264 - Works now with IPv6 addresses
265 - Added `libgeoip_database_options`, `libgeoip_ipv4_database_file`,
266 and `libgeoip_ipv6_database_file` configuration directives to the
267 serverinfo {} block
268 * Further improvements to GnuTLS support
269 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/fjR9f>
270
271
272 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.13 (2016-02-02)
273 * Implemented support for GnuTLS. Currently ./configure's autodetection
274 intentionally prefers OpenSSL over GnuTLS, so OpenSSL detection needs
275 to be disabled explicitely by using the `--disable-openssl` switch.
276 * Minimum supported GnuTLS version is 3.3.8 now
277 * Minimum supported OpenSSL version is 1.0.1d now
278 * Added support for remote `REHASH`: `REHASH <server> <option>`
279 * Added `rehash:remote` IRC operator privilege flag
280 * Added `rehash` type to shared {} blocks
281 * Fixed minor memory leak with shared {} and cluster {} blocks
282 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/fjR9J>
283
284
285 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.12 (2016-01-05)
286 * **IMPORTANT:** Character case mapping is `ascii` now. It is recommended
287 to update all servers on the network to prevent possible channel
288 desynchronizations and nick name collision kills
289 * Added channel mode `T` which forbids `NOTICE` to be sent to a channel
290 * Fixed minor `SVSTAG` memory leak
291 * Fixed broken `PART` message blocking mechanism
292 * ircd now makes use of up to 8 name servers that are specified in
293 `/etc/resolv.conf`
294 * The `-klinefile`, `-dlinefile`, etc. switches didn't work at all
295 * Fixed possible core on ident lookups if ircd is out of file descriptors
296 * Far client exit notices (+F) now show IP addresses, too
297 * Made idle time look nicer in `STATS v|p` by using a formatted time string
298 * `general::ts_warn_delta`, and `general::ts_max_delta` can be set to 0 now
299 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JvLtj>
300
301
302 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.11 (2015-11-19)
303 * Implemented IRCv3.2 `invite-notify extension`
304 * Implemented IRCv3.2 `chghost extension`
305 * Added `channel::invite_delay_channel` configuration option
306 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JvLqe>
307
308
309 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.10 (2015-11-06)
310 * **IMPORTANT:** renamed `serverhide::links_delay` configuration directive
311 to `serverhide::flatten_links_delay`
312 * Added `serverhide::flatten_links_file` configuration option
313 * Fixed bug where changing `serverhide::flatten_links_delay` on runtime
314 would not have any effect
315 * mkpasswd (tools): fixed broken bcrypt support on *BSD in conjunction with
316 the `-s` and `-l` switches. Dropped MD5, DES and Extended DES support.
317 * Removed `CHALLENGE` in favor of ssl certificate fingerprint enabled
318 operator {} blocks
319 * RSA keys with less than 2048 bits are no longer supported; same applies
320 to the DH param file
321 * Added missing IRC operator privilege flags to `STATS o`. For a full list
322 of flags see `doc/reference.conf`
323 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JvLqJ>
324
325
326 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.9 (2015-09-13)
327 * **IMPORTANT:** database files and links.txt are now stored in `/var/lib`
328 instead of `/etc`, so make sure to move your k/d/x-line database files
329 to the new path before (re)starting the ircd
330 * **IMPORTANT:** the splitmode logic has been removed along with the
331 following channel {} block configuration directives:
332 `default_split_user_count`, `default_split_server_count`,
333 `no_create_on_split`, `no_join_on_split`
334 * Added `xline_exempt` to auth {} block flags
335 * `serverinfo::sid` is now optional. A unique SID is now automatically
336 generated based on the server's name and description
337 * Various fixes to the mkpasswd tool
338 * If supported by the compiler, ircd-hybrid now compiles with
339 `-fstack-protector-strong` instead of `-fstack-protector`
340 * Services can now add RESVs (SQLINEs) that have wildcards in it
341 * Channel name RESVs are now sanity checked for too broad masks
342 * `class::connectfreq` now works properly with values lower than 300 seconds
343 * Implemented IRCv3.1 `account-notify` extension
344 * The `general::oper_pass_resv` configuration directive has been deprecated
345 in favor of the new `join:resv`, and `nick:resv` IRC operator flags.
346 See `doc/reference.conf` for more information.
347 * Added `resv`, and `unresv` IRC operator flags. Previously, all
348 IRC operators were allowed to `RESV` and `UNRESV`, regardless of configured
349 privileges.
350 * Added `close` to IRC operator flags
351 * ircd is using ISO 8601 date and time notation in most places now
352 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JvLqI>
353
354
355 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.8 (2015-05-10)
356 * ircd now rejects remote k-line requests for user@host mask that don't
357 have at least `general::min_nonwildcard` non-wildcard characters in it
358 * Configuration related server notices are now sent to admins only as
359 they potentially could leak passwords and other sensitive data to IRC
360 operators that don't have administrator privileges
361 * The `GLINE`/`GUNGLINE` commands have been removed. `KLINE` in conjunction
362 with cluster {} and/or shared {} blocks is now the recommended
363 way to add global user@host mask based server bans
364 * Added `dline_min_cidr`, `dline_min_cidr6`, `kline_min_cidr`, and
365 `kline_min_cidr6` configuration options to the general {} block
366 * Fixed bug where a `REHASH` would clear all X-Lines and RESVs that have
367 been set with the `XLINE`/`RESV commands`
368 * Fixed broken temporary remote XLINEs
369 * The `general::havent_read_conf` configuration directive has been removed
370 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JvLqq>
371
372
373 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.7 (2015-04-05)
374 * Fixed a potential buffer overflow with the `BMASK` inter-server command
375 * Fixed undefined behavior in the `HELP` command module which could
376 lead to stack corruption
377 * Removed useless help files for inter-server commands
378 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JfOyA>
379
380
381 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.6 (2015-03-29)
382 * `INFO` now shows configured values of `max_watch` and `stats_m_oper_only`
383 * `WHOWAS` now shows IP addresses to IRC operators
384 * Fixed bug that would allow remote clients to bypass the hard
385 limit of max `WHOWAS` entries to be returned
386 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JTTuf>
387
388
389 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.5 (2015-02-24)
390 * Fixed core on Mac OSX 10.10 and possibly some other systems when parsing
391 the `ircd.conf` with configured pseudo {} blocks
392 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JTTuI>
393
394
395 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.4 (2015-02-17)
396 * Added `SVSTAG` command which services may use to add tags to users which can
397 be seen in `WHOIS`
398 * Added `oper::whois` configuration option which allows to override the default
399 `RPL_WHOISOPERATOR` numeric string shown in `WHOIS`
400 * IRC operators may now use +O on a channel even if they are only a half-op
401 * Fixed bug where `TOPIC` messages were not n!u@h prefixed in case of `TBURST`
402 issued by services clients
403 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JTTut>
404
405
406 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.3 (2015-02-11)
407 * **IMPORTANT:** the following configuration directives have been renamed:
408 `max_clients` -> `default_max_clients`
409 `join_flood_count` -> `default_join_flood_count`
410 `join_flood_time` -> `default_join_flood_time`
411 * Fixed bug where `REHASH` would always reset the `MAX`, `JFLOODTIME`, and
412 `JFLOODCOUNT` values that have been changed from within IRC via the `SET`
413 command
414 * Added channel mode `C` which prevents users from sending CTCPs to a channel
415 * Fixes to the `NOTICE`/`PRIVMSG` anti-flood logic
416 * Allow to disable the `NOTICE`/`PRIVMSG` anti-flood mechanism by setting the
417 `general::default_floodcount` configuration option to 0
418 * Updated some help files
419 * IRC operators may now see certificate fingerprints, user modes and hidden
420 channels via `WHOIS` as well. This used to be admin only.
421 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JTQP3>
422
423
424 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.2 (2015-01-20)
425 * Implemented IRCv3.1 extended-join extension
426 * Channel half-ops can now use `INVITE` as well
427 * Fixed broken `make install -jX`
428 * m_opme.c has been added to modules/extra. Can be used on opless channels only.
429 * Added `opme` to IRC operator flags
430 * Updated several help files
431 * The `general::hide_spoof_ips` configuration option has been deprecated
432 * The `general::true_no_oper_flood` configuration option has been deprecated.
433 IRC operators still can have higher `flood` limits with `no_oper_flood = yes;`
434 hoewever, they are no longer allowed to bypass RecvQ limits.
435 * Added `general::stats_m_oper_only` configuration option
436 * Remote client connection notices (user mode +F) now do show IP addresses, too
437 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JTQPG>
438
439
440 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.1 (2014-10-21)
441 * Fixed bug where `UNDLINE remote.server IP` did not work as expected
442 * Servers are now allowed to add/remove K-/D-/X-lines and RESVs
443 * User mode +G now no longer allows to override +g
444 * Due to potential weakness, TLS session caching and session tickets
445 have been disabled
446 * Minor improvements to TS6 implementation
447 * `WHOWAS` now shows the name of the services account a user was logged in
448 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JTQP8>
449
450
451 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.0 (2014-08-24)
452 * Successful IRC operator logins are now announced globally via `GLOBOPS`
453 * Cleanups and improvements to the resolver code
454 * Cleanups and improvements to the poll() I/O event notification support
455 * A topic mask can now be specified within the `LIST` options
456 * All users may now see channel modes in the `LIST` reply
457 * Fixed bug where `NOTICE +#somechan` did allow bypassing resv {} channels,
458 or channels that are set +c (no control codes)
459 * pseudo {} blocks also known as service aliases have been implemented.
460 See `doc/reference.conf` for more information.
461 * Removed `general::services_name` configuration option. This is now no
462 longer needed.
463 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JTQPR>
464
465
466 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.0rc2 (2014-08-03)
467 * Improved AWAY throttling to allow for better fine-tuning. See the
468 newly added `away_count` and `away_time` configuration directives
469 in the general {} block
470 * Support for the select() I/O event notification has been dropped
471 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JkeIF>
472
473
474 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.0rc1 (2014-07-20)
475 * Miscellaneous code cleanups and stabilization fixes
476 * `./configure` now requires OpenSSL 0.9.8o or above in order
477 to enable TLS/SSL support
478 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JkeLI>
479
480
481 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.0beta4 (2014-07-06)
482 * **IMPORTANT:** channel halfops are now an integral part of ircd-hybrid
483 and can't be disabled anymore
484 * Added flood control for the `INVITE` command. See channel {} block in `reference.conf`
485 * Changed flood control logic for the `KNOCK` command. See channel {} block in `reference.conf`
486 * `INVITE` without any parameters now shows a list of channels a client is invited to
487 * The `OPERWALL` command has been removed. Use `GLOBOPS` instead
488 * Added `max_channels` to class {} blocks
489 * Added `throttle_count` configuration option to the general {} block
490 * Added `ssl_message_digest_algorithm` configuration option to serverinfo {} block.
491 See `doc/reference.conf` for more information.
492 * Added support for Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman (ECDH). Also an elliptic curve can be
493 specified via the `serverinfo::ssl_dh_elliptic_curve` configuration option.
494 * Removed `ssl_server_method` and `ssl_client_method` configuration options.
495 ircd now only allows TLSv1, TLSv1.1 and TLSv1.2 protocols depending
496 on the OpenSSL version. SSLv3 is no longer supported.
497 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JkeLO>
498
499
500 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.0beta3 (2014-05-26)
501 * Code cleanups/performance improvements
502 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JkeLW>
503
504
505 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.0beta2 (2014-05-15)
506 * **IMPORTANT:** renamed `general::warn_no_nline` configuration directive to
507 `general::warn_no_connect_block`
508 * Fixed bug with `WHOIS` not showing a list of channel names as expected
509 * Added user mode +q which hides idle and signon time in `WHOIS`
510 * Added user mode +p which hides channel list in `WHOIS`
511 * For a full list of all changes in this release, see <https://git.io/JkeLB>
512
513
514 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.2.0beta1 (2014-04-29)
515 * TS6 is now mandatory. ircd is no longer backwards compatible with TS5
516 and below.
517 * `SVSJOIN` and `SVSPART` commands have been added
518 * Major code cleanups and refactoring. Improved overall performance
519 * `INFO` now also reports `MPATH` (path to main motd (Message of the Day) file)
520 and `SPATH` (Path to server executable)
521 * Updated several help files
522
523
524 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.20 (2014-07-20)
525 * Fixed `XLINE` not working as expected
526 * Fixed build with LibreSSL which hasn't compression support
527 * Miscellaneous stabilization and cosmetical fixes
528 * EGD support has been dropped
529
530
531 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.19 (2014-07-05)
532 * Fixed `EOB` logic for remote servers
533 * Fixed bug where IRC operators that have the +g/+G/+R umodes set won't receive
534 server notices for remote CONNECT/KLINE/DLINE/XLINE/RESV attempts
535 * Sending messages to user@server to local targets is now no longer possible,
536 as this was an easy way to bypass +R/+G/+g user modes.
537 * Fixed splicode logic so `SPLITNUM` now works as expected
538 * Fixed `UNDLINE` not to require the IP address to be prepended with *@
539
540
541 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.18 (2014-06-09)
542 * Fixed `CAP` issue for certain clients
543 * Fixed bug where `STATS p` would show an invalid amount of IRC operators
544 in case there are any +H opers
545 * IRC operators may now no longer set a channel +O if they are only halfops (%)
546 * Channel halfops (%) may now no longer (de)halfop other channel members
547 * Channel halfops (%) may now no longer `KICK` other channel halfops
548 * Fixed compile warnings; code cleanups
549 * Fixed bug where the configuration parser wouldn't truncate the network name
550 if `general::network_name` contains spaces
551
552
553 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.17 (2014-05-01)
554 * Fixed possible `WATCH` core
555 * Fixed bug where the configuration parser wouldn't take time units
556 into consideration for the `join_flood_time` and `throttle_time`
557 configuration options
558 * Minor `LIST` optimization
559
560
561 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.16 (2014-04-20)
562 * Fixed undefined behaviour with crypt() returning `NULL`
563 since glibc2.17 in certain cases
564 * Admins may now see all channel members via `WHO #channel`
565 regardless of channel mode +s
566 * Fixed corrupted `STATS U` output
567
568
569 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.15 (2014-03-29)
570 * **IMPORTANT:** ircd binary is now again placed into `bin/` instead of `sbin/`
571 * mkpasswd in tools/ now defaults to MD5 instead of DES
572 * The `USERS` command has been removed
573 * Fixed issue with `SVSNICK` where clients self-collided when changing
574 just the case of the nick name, i.e. somenick -> SomeNicK
575
576
577 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.14 (2014-02-25)
578 * WHOWAS now honors `serverhide::disable_remote_commands`
579 * Improved TS6 inter-server communication
580 * Added `unxline` IRC operator flag
581 * Implemented IRCv3.2 `userhost-in-names` extension
582 * ircd now allows private RSA keys larger than 2048 bits
583 * Fixed bug where signals stopped from working after restarting
584 the ircd via SIGINT
585 * Fixed bug where certain irc clients could not reconnect via TLS/SSL
586 * Fixed long-standing bug where +p channels have been shown
587 in the `WHOIS` reply
588
589
590 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.13 (2014-01-07)
591 * Fixed `EOB` not working for remote servers (resulted in fake direction notices)
592 * Fixed remote client connection notices for servers that are
593 more than one hop away
594 * Fixed bug where the ircd didn't timeout SSL connections that
595 haven't finished the SSL handshake
596 * Fixed several bugs with server hiding
597 * Updated/fixed help files
598 * `WHOIS` no longer sends a notice to +y operators
599
600
601 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.12 (2013-12-22)
602 * `RPL_WHOISMODES` now uses the 379 numeric
603 * Serial number is now shown on start up
604 * Fixed possible channel mode desynch with services
605 * Fixed TS6 support with `LOCOPS`
606 * Minor code cleanups
607 * Fixed file descriptor leak with empty help files
608 * Fixed issue with `WEBIRC` where hostnames were not validated
609
610
611 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.11 (2013-12-06)
612 * Administrators may now see channel modes in `LIST`
613 * Fixed compile error on BSD systems when building with kqueue()
614
615
616 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.10 (2013-11-25)
617 * Fixed bug with kqueue() where it occasionally dropped updates
618 * Changed `WHOIS` to show certificate fingerprint to administrators only
619 * The `WHO` reply now shows if a nickname has been registered
620 with NickServ. (`r` status flag)
621 * Fixed some flaws with server hiding
622 * Fixed bug where `STATS P` would leak ip addresses to remotely connected
623 administrators, even if `serverhide::hide_server_ips` was set to `yes`
624 * Added `SVSKILL` command
625
626
627 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.9 (2013-11-08)
628 * Added user mode +W. Users connected via a webirc gateway get this
629 mode set by servers.
630 * `WHOIS` now shows if a client is connected via a webirc gateway
631 * Administrators may now see +s channels a user is in with `WHOIS`.
632 Secret channels are prepended with a tilde in the `WHOIS` reply.
633 * Administrators are now able to see all the user modes a user has
634 set via `WHOIS`
635
636
637 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.8 (2013-10-25)
638 * Fixed bug that could lead to a desynchronized nick database
639 throughout the entire network if using services enforced
640 nick names (`SVSNICK`)
641 * Cleaned up/modernized build system
642 * Add `-fstack-protector` to `CFLAGS` if available. Basically checks for
643 buffer overflows/stack-smashing attacks
644 * When using anope 1.9/2.0 services, `WHOIS` now shows the account name
645 of a registered/identified client (numeric 330)
646 * Administrators can now see +s channels in the `LIST` reply
647
648
649 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.7 (2013-08-18)
650 * Fixed issue with channel mode +n having no functionality at all
651 * Fixed SSL certificate fingerprint validation for outgoing server connects
652 * Updated several documentation files
653
654
655 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.6 (2013-08-02)
656 * Fixed possible core with empty motd files
657
658
659 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.5 (2013-07-16)
660 * Fixed bug that would prevent servers from linking together
661 if `connect::aftype` isn't set
662
663
664 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.4 (2013-07-05)
665 * Added `xline` and `resv` logging types. See `doc/reference.conf`
666 for more information
667 * Fixed bug where remote `STATS` requests were not rate limited
668 * Fixed core with empty `auth::spoof` entries
669 * Increased oper/auth/connect password length limit from 20 to 128
670 * Minor fixes to nickflood control code
671
672
673 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.3 (2013-06-23)
674 * Fixed possible core on `STATS z`
675 * Revised `doc/reference.conf`
676 * Fixed broken `--disable-libgeoip` switch
677
678
679 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.2 (2013-06-20)
680 * Added `general::cycle_on_host_change` configuration option
681 * Added `general::stats_u_oper_only` configuration option
682 * Added support for SHA-256 ssl certificate fingerprint based operator {}
683 and connect {} blocks.
684 In conjunction with Anope 1.9/2.0 IRC-services, clients are now also able
685 to automatically identify for their nick with ssl certificate
686 fingerprints
687 * Added `operator::ssl_connection_required` configuration option. See
688 `doc/reference.conf` for more information
689 * Added user mode +S (client is connected via SSL/TLS). Allows services
690 to keep track of what users are connected via SSL, and allows to see
691 ssl-status of remote clients in a `WHOIS`
692 * Fixed a server name leak with server hiding enabled
693
694
695 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.1 (2013-06-06)
696 * **IMPORTANT:** moved `disable_remote_command` configuration directive from
697 general {} block to serverhide {} block
698 * Minor code cleanups/performance improvements
699 * Fixed bug where IRC operators could see `LOCOPS` messages even if they don't
700 have the +l mode set
701 * Fixed bug where non-SSL clients could join +S channels on non-SSL servers
702 * Implemented motd {} configuration blocks. See `doc/reference.conf` for more
703 information
704 * `STATS T` shows configured MOTD files
705
706
707 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.0 (2013-05-23)
708 * Minor code cleanups/performance improvements
709
710
711 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.0rc1 (2013-05-19)
712 * Fixed broken spoofs
713
714
715 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.0beta5 (2013-05-15)
716 * Removed `remote`, and `global_kill` oper flags, and added `connect`,
717 `squit`, and `kill` flags for better fine-tuning instead. Whether or
718 not a specific action is allowed on a remote server can be controlled
719 by appending the `:remote` flag. For example: `kill` allows only local
720 clients to be killed, whereas `kill:remote` allows to issue a `KILL` for
721 remote clients
722 * Added `locops` and `wallops` to IRC operator flags
723 * Improve/cleanup `HELP` system
724
725
726 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.0beta4 (2013-05-09)
727 * Implemented channel mode +M. Clients that haven't identified their
728 name with NickServ may not speak in a channel that has this mode set
729 * Fixed weird idletimes shown in `TRACE`
730 * Added `nononreg` (+R) to `general::oper_umodes`
731 * Added user mode +F (can see remote client connect/exit notices)
732
733
734 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.0beta3 (2013-05-05)
735 * PCRE support has been dropped
736 * `STATS o` now shows how many times an operator {} block has been used.
737 Similar to `STATS x|q`
738 * Implemented channel mode +c. Known from other ircds, this mode basically
739 prevents users from sending messages including control codes to a channel
740 that has this mode set
741 * Fixed bug where bans were not checked against non-channel members when
742 sending messages to a channel
743 * Removed `channel::quiet_on_ban` configuration option. This feature is
744 now enabled by default
745
746
747 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.0beta2 (2013-04-28)
748 * Fixed broken compile with libGeoIP disabled
749 * Code cleanups; working towards stabilization and improved performance
750 * Removed oper flag `nick_changes`. IRC operators can now set +n at will
751 * Fixed shared {} blocks not working as expected
752 * Fixed spoofs not working as expected
753
754
755 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.1.0beta1 (2013-04-25)
756 * **IMPORTANT:** name/channel entries can't be stacked any longer within a
757 single resv {} block. Each entry now requires its own resv {} block.
758 Read `doc/reference.conf` for more details
759 * Added `resv::exempt` configuration option. Exempt can be either a
760 ISO 3166 alpha-2 two letter country code, or a nick!user@host mask.
761 CIDR is supported
762 * Removed `channel::restrict_channels` configuration option
763 * Preliminary libGeoIP support. Currently only used for exempt entries
764 in resv {} blocks
765 * Improved WEBIRC authentication; added `webirc` to `auth::flags`.
766 A `webirc.` spoof is now no longer required
767 * Implemented new memory pool allocator which basically is based upon Tor's
768 mempool allocator for Tor cells
769 * Implemented new binary database storage for X-, D-, K-, G-Lines and RESVs.
770 Temporary bans are now stored as well and will persist after a reboot
771 * Channel based resv {} blocks may now contain wildcards
772 * NICK/JOIN now shows the actual reason of reserved nick-/channelnames
773 * contrib/ and its content has been enirely removed from the tree
774 * Added `serverhide::hide_services` configuration option
775 * Added `nononreg` (+R) to `oper::umodes` and `general::oper_only_modes`
776 * Implemented IRCv3.1 `away-notify` extension
777
778
779 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.9 (2013-05-16)
780 * Fixed bug where ircd would sometimes drop a services link because
781 of a missing argument to the `SVSMODE` command
782 * Fixed weird idletimes shown in `TRACE`
783
784
785 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.8 (2013-04-28)
786 * `STATS s` now shows configured services {} blocks as well
787 * Fixed compile warnings, minor code cleanups and optimizations
788 * Increased nickname history length to 32768
789 * Unidentified/unregistered nicks may not speak in +R channels
790
791
792 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.7 (2013-04-12)
793 * Services may now set a channel topic without joining the channel first
794 * Fixed bug where `WHOIS` would send empty sockhost information on TS5 servers
795 * Remote server connection and split notices now go to new user mode +e.
796 These previously used user mode +x.
797 * Services may now change the host of a specific user
798 via `SVSMODE <timestamp> <target> +x <hostname>`
799
800
801 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.6 (2013-01-28)
802 * Fix bug where idle time sometimes is 0 even if the client didn't
803 send any private message
804 * Fixed possible core in try_parse_v4_netmask()
805
806
807 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.5 (2013-01-24)
808 * **IMPORTANT:** nick and topic lengths are now configurable via `ircd.conf`.
809 A `max_nick_length`, as well as a `max_topic_length` configuration option
810 can now be found in the serverinfo {} block
811 * Fixed build on GNU/Hurd
812 * Fixed log files not getting reopened after `REHASH`
813 * Improved logging of configuration file issues
814 * `ircd.pid` has been accidentally saved in `/var` instead of `/var/run`
815 * Linux RT signal support for notification of socket events has been dropped
816 * Fixed `STATS Y|y` sometimes sending weird sendq/recvq values
817 * `INFO` now also shows configured values of `disable_fake_channels`,
818 and `stats_e_disabled`
819 * m_webirc.c is now officially supported, and has been moved from contrib/
820 to modules/
821 * `WHOIS`, `STATS p`, and `TRACE` may now show fake idle times depending
822 on how the new `class::min_idle` and `class::max_idle` configuration
823 directives have been configured. This feature basically works in the
824 same way as it does in csircd
825 * The configuration parser now does support `year` and `month` units
826
827
828 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.4 (2013-01-02)
829 * Fixed possible core on `USERHOST`/`ISON` with optimization enabled
830 * Fixed bug where `can_flood` sometimes didn't work as expected
831
832
833 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.3 (2012-12-24)
834 * Fixed core on `UNDLINE`
835 * `XLINE`, `KLINE`, `RESV`, `DLINE`, `SQUIT`, and `KILL` now have the
836 same default reason if no reason has been specified
837
838
839 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.2 (2012-12-20)
840 * Minor updates to the build system
841 * Fixed broken `--enable-assert` configure switch
842 * Fixed bug where timed events stopped from working if the system's
843 clock is running backwards
844 * `STATS q|Q` now shows how many times a resv {} block has been matched
845 * Fixed contributed WEBIRC module
846 * IRC operators may now again see server generated nick rejection notices
847
848
849 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.1 (2012-11-04)
850 * Fixed broken CIDR support for `CHALLENGE` based IRC operator logins
851 * Fixed class limits not properly applying to operator {} blocks
852 * Fixed possible `TBURST` desynchronization with services
853 * Fixed `TBURST` from leaking the server name if it's a hidden server
854
855
856 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.0 (2012-10-18)
857 * Fixed an off-by-one with spoofs. Spoofs are now also checked for
858 invalid characters
859 * Removed `general::use_whois_actually` configuration directive.
860 This is now enabled by default
861 * Minor `SQUIT` handling fixes
862 * Fixed bancache not being updated on `CHGHOST`/`CHGIDENT`
863
864
865 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.0rc1 (2012-09-28)
866 * Removed `general::client_flood` configuration option and added the
867 new `recvq` configuration directive to class {} blocks.
868 The max size of a receive queue can be seen in `STATS Y`
869 for each class
870 * Allow the `[` and `]` characters in server description
871
872
873 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.0beta3 (2012-08-24)
874 * Fixed wrong syntax in several language files
875 * Removed &localchannels
876 * `PRIVMSG` to opers@some.server is no longer supported
877 * Fixed bug that could lead to topic desynchronization
878 * Removed `serverhide::disable_hidden` configuration option
879 * Dropped ircd-hybrid-6 `GLINE` compatibility mode
880 * Removed `use_invex`, `use_except` and `use_knock` configuration options.
881 These features are now enabled by default
882
883
884 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.0beta2 (2012-07-21)
885 * `channel::disable_fake_channels` now also disables ascii 29 (mIRC italic)
886 when set to yes
887 * Added `channel::max_chans_per_oper` configuration directive. The old way
888 was to let IRC operators join three times the amount of max_chans_per_user
889 * Replaced `MODLOAD`, `MODUNLOAD`, `MODRELOAD`, `MODLIST` and `MODRESTART`
890 commands with the new `MODULE` command which can be fed with the `LOAD,`
891 `UNLOAD`, `RELOAD` and `LIST` parameters.
892 `MODRESTART` has been entirely removed. Use `MODULE RELOAD *` to reload
893 all modules
894 * Added back server notice when a client tries to obtain a reserved nick name
895 * Removed `OMOTD` module
896 * Added `set` to IRC operator privilege flags. Gives access to the `SET` command
897 * Improved TS6 support
898 * Channel keys/passwords are now case sensitive
899
900
901 -- Noteworthy changes in version 8.0.0beta1 (2012-05-28)
902 * Implemented full services support, including but not limited to the
903 following changes:
904 - Added `SVSNICK`, and `SVSMODE` command handlers
905 - Added service stamps to `NICK`/`UID` messages
906 - Added SVS to server capabilities (`CAPAB`). SVS capable servers can
907 deal with extended `NICK`/`UID` messages that contain service IDs/stamps.
908 - Changed rejected client notices to go to new user mode +j. These
909 previously used user mode +r.
910 - Added user mode +r (registered nick) and channel mode +r (registered channel)
911 - Added user mode +R (only registered clients may send a private message)
912 - Added channel mode +R (only registered clients may join that channel)
913 - Various services shortcuts have been added (`NS`, `CS`, `NICKSERV`, `CHANSERV`, etc.)
914 - Added services {} block to `ircd.conf`
915 - Added services_name directive to general {} block
916 - Added `GLOBOPS` mainly for services compatibility, but can be used by IRC operators, too
917 * Removed `RKLINE` and `RXLINE` commands. Regular expression based bans should
918 only be added via `ircd.conf`
919 * Added `globops`, `restart`, `dline`, `undline` and `module` IRC operator privilege flags.
920 Read `doc/reference.conf` for further explanation of what these flags control
921 * Removed Idle-time klines
922 * Cleaned up modules API. Old modules won't work anymore
923 * Removed `general::burst_away` configuration directive. AWAY bursts are now
924 controlled via `connect::flags` explicitly
925 * Introduced new logging subsystem including log rotation based on
926 file sizes. Log timestamp format is ISO8601 now
927 * Added support for remote D-lines
928 * Added user mode +H which is basically a replacement for the hidden_admin and
929 `hidden_oper` operator flags. With user mode +H, IRC operator status can now
930 be hidden even on remote servers
931 * Added CIDR support for operator {} blocks
932 * Removed the servlink program. ircd-hybrid can now make use of
933 SSL/TLS for inter-server communication.
934 NOTE: compressed server links are of course still available, but a SSL/TLS
935 connection is required, as compression is now handled via OpenSSL
936 * Removed `ssl_server_protocol` configuration directive and
937 added `ssl_client_method` and `ssl_server_method` instead.
938 Both of these options can now be changed at runtime
939 * IRC operator login IDs are no longer limited to NICKLEN*2
940 * Removed `channel::burst_topicwho` configuration option. This feature is now
941 enabled by default
942 * `STATS Y|y` now reports CIDR limits as well
943 * Added `m_webirc.c` to `contrib/`
944 * Overall code cleanup and speed improvements
945
946 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
947
948 BUG REPORTS: If you run this code and encounter problems, you must report
949 the bug by EMAIL to bugs@ircd-hybrid.org
950 Please include a gdb backtrace and a copy of your config.h and
951 ircd.conf with any report (with passwords and other sensitive
952 information masked).
953
954 DISCUSSION: There is a mailing list for discussion of hybrid issues,
955 including betas. To subscribe, use this link:
956 https://lists.ircd-hybrid.org/mailman/listinfo/hybrid
957 This is the proper place to discuss new features, bugs, etc.
958
959 Questions/comments directed to bugs@ircd-hybrid.org
960
961 Other files recommended for reading: README, INSTALL
962
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