InspIRCd  3.0

InspIRCd is a modular C++ Internet Relay Chat (IRC) server for UNIX-like and Windows systems.

Supported Platforms

InspIRCd is supported on on the following platforms:

Alternate platforms and toolchains may also work but are not officially supported by the InspIRCd team. Generally speaking if you are using a reasonably modern UNIX-like system you should be able to build InspIRCd on it.

If you encounter any bugs then please file an issue.


The master branch contains the latest development version. If you are running a server then you probably want the insp20 branch. You can obtain this from the releases page or by running git checkout insp20 if you are installing via Git.

Most InspIRCd users running a UNIX-like system build from source. A guide about how to do this is available on the InspIRCd wiki.

Building from source on Windows is generally not recommended but a guide is available if you wish to do this.

Some distributions ship an InspIRCd package in their package managers. We generally do not recommend the use of such packages as in the past distributions have made broken modifications to InspIRCd and not kept their packages up to date with essential security updates.


InspIRCd is licensed under version 2 of the GNU General Public License.

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