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InspIRCd is a modular Internet Relay Chat (IRC) server written in C++ for Linux, BSD, Windows and Mac OS X systems.

It was created from scratch to be stable, modern and lightweight. It avoids a number of design flaws and performance issues that plague other more established projects, such as UnrealIRCd, while providing the same level of feature parity.

It provides a tunable number of features through the use of an advanced but well documented module system. By keeping core functionality to a minimum we hope to increase the stability, security and speed of InspIRCd while also making it customisable to the needs of many different users.

And after all it’s free and open source.

or take a look at our installation guide followed by our configuration guide

v2.0.14 released!

Posted by ~Attila Molnar on August 28, 2013

InspIRCd v2.0.14 has been released, downloads are here. This is mostly a bugfix-only release, the only new feature is that m_permchannels is now able to save list modes (see the updated example config). The issue tracker contains a list of the reported bugs which got fixed in this version.

v2.0.13 released!

Posted by ~Attila Molnar on June 05, 2013

InspIRCd v2.0.13 has been released, downloads are here. This version fixes a couple of problems on Windows, mostly related to IPv6 and GnuTLS. Stability problems in extra modules have also been fixed.

v2.0.12 released!

Posted by ~Attila Molnar on April 24, 2013

InspIRCd v2.0.12 has been released, you can download it here. This version brings major performance and stability improvements, upgrading is strongly recommended. A slowdown issue has been fixed that caused problems mainly on big servers with a large number of clients. However, smaller servers will also benefit from the fix.

v2.0.11 released!

Posted by ~Attila Molnar on March 29, 2013

InspIRCd v2.0.11 is now available, downloads can be found here. This is mainly a bugfix only release, however the Windows version does contain major improvements, a new build system by Adam, and a brand new service wrapper by @ChrisTX. This release also solves build problems on OpenBSD and Solaris.

v2.0.10 and v1.2.10 released!

Posted by ~Attila Molnar on December 16, 2012

InspIRCd v2.0.10 and v1.2.10 have been released with lots of bugfixes (including fixes for crashes) and small improvements. Upgrading is strongly recommended, the download links are here.

v2.0.9 released!

Posted by ~Attila Molnar on October 06, 2012

InspIRCd v2.0.9 is now available, in addition to the usual bugfixes there are some new features as well.

v2.0.8 released!

Posted by ~Attila Molnar on July 13, 2012

InspIRCd v2.0.8 is now available, mainly it’s a bugfix release with almost no new features except the backported +L usermode from 2.1 by @Shawn-Smith. Upgrading is strongly recommended.

v2.0.7 released!

Posted by ~w00t on July 01, 2012

InspIRCd v2.0.7 is now available, containing a large number of fixes, including some crash issues. Upgrading is strongly recommended. Thanks to @attilamolnar for his mammoth effort going into this release - thanks to his ongoing efforts, a followup 2.0 release will likely not be too far behind with some less crucial fixes and cleanups.

Use the bugtracker, please!

Posted by ~w00t on July 01, 2012

Just a polite reminder that the bugtracker exists, and is where all things that you think of as bugs (or rough corners) should go. E-mail, IRC and other mediums are always tempting as being “faster” or more readily available to gain responses, but they are absolutely hopeless for scheduling things and keeping track of what actually needs to be done. Don’t be too afraid of reporting something unnecessarily: it’s easy to close a bug. It’s a lot more worrying that a bug might be going unnoticed because someone forgot they saw a mention of it on #inspircd. Thanks!

InspIRCd 2.1 branch closed, use 2.0 instead.

Posted by ~w00t on June 15, 2012

Hi all, After a bit of discussion, we’ve decided to close the 2.1 branch, as the general consensus is that we aren’t comfortable with the state it is in regarding release-readiness, and unfortunately, the people working on it have more or less been eaten up by the real life monster. As a result of this, we’re closing the 2.1 branch, and won’t be working on it anymore (it’s been renamed obsolete/insp21 in git), and we suggest you don’t use it.