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What is

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

InspIRCd v1.2.9 released

Posted by ~w00t on April 23, 2012

Not much more to say here. Downloads are available from the usual location. A big thanks to Robby and Attila for their contributions to the release, thanks to other authors also. Users of the 1.2 series are suggested to upgrade.

InspIRCd v2.0.6rc1 & v2.1.0b3 released!

Posted by ~w00t on April 09, 2012

InspIRCd v2.0.6rc1 has been released, fixing the CERT DNS vulnerability, amongst other things. All v2.0 users are strongly recommended to upgrade. v1.2 users should start considering the 2.0 branch, as 1.2 is now entering the last phase of support.

InspIRCd v1.2.9rc1 released!

Posted by ~w00t on April 09, 2012

InspIRCd 1.2.9rc1 released! InspIRCd 1.2.9rc1 has been released. Networks running the 1.2 branch are advised to upgrade immediately; as it fixes a number of potentially serious issues, including the recent CERT DNS vulnerability. Please note that, unless severe issues are found in the future or a new maintainer found, 1.2.9 will be the final release in the 1.2 series. If you are interested in maintaining it, please get in contact, or start to consider upgrading to 2.0.

On releases and site move

Posted by ~w00t on March 28, 2012

As some of you will probably have noticed, inspircd.org has been down for quite a while now. We don’t know when (or if) it will be back, which isn’t an acceptable situation for a project to be in, so we have been working slowly to migrate resources over to GitHub as time permits.

Hello, World!

Posted by ~SaberUK on March 27, 2012

There isn’t much here at the moment as we are still moving stuff over to GitHub. Feel free to send us pull requests.