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InspIRCd is a modular Internet Relay Chat (IRC) server written in C++ for Linux, BSD, Windows and macOS 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

v2.0.18 released!

Posted by ~Attila Molnar on October 26, 2014

InspIRCd v2.0.18 is now available, download it from the releases page. This release fixes the issues discovered since 2.0.17. Several new config options are now available for OpenSSL making it possible to disable SSLv3 among other things. For details please see the updated OpenSSL wiki page.

v2.0.17 released!

Posted by ~Attila Molnar on July 24, 2014

InspIRCd v2.0.17 is now available, download it from the releases page. This is a bugfix-only release, bringing several improvements and fixes for the Windows version, better compiler support and stability and correctness related improvements.

v2.0.16 released!

Posted by ~Attila Molnar on April 06, 2014

InspIRCd v2.0.16 is now available, downloads are here. This is a bugfix-only release, containing several stability related and correctness improvements. An issue has also been fixed that prevented clients using NSS for SSL/TLS such as Pidgin (via libpurple), ChatZilla, Instantbird, etc. from reconnecting to a server using OpenSSL after disconnection. See this bug report for more information.

v2.0.15 released!

Posted by ~Attila Molnar on January 21, 2014

InspIRCd v2.0.15 is now available, downloads are here. This is a bugfix release addressing minor issues discovered since 2.0.14.

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.