On releases and site move
Posted by ~w00t on March 28, 2012

What's new

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.

This obviously involves some changes and reorganisation both in what content we host (there are no forums) and how we host it (we don’t do any self-hosting now, meaning there’s a lot less for our small team to maintain), so we’d like to ask that you bear with us in the meantime, and (if you’ve some time to spare), that you help us with putting useful content on the new wiki etc on GitHub. We also accept pull requests against the site itself, and our site master Sadie will be happy to review them.

As for releases, we are aware of a CERT vulnerability against InspIRCd, and are working to address this. We have some changes in Git to help mitigate this attack, and are working with a few developers to make sure there are no more problems in this area (again, help welcome). Until we are able to assure that there are no more problems, we will not be issuing a release - but obviously, we hope to push releases out as soon as possible.

In the meantime, we advise you to build InspIRCd from git, or set <performance:nouserdns> to yes to disable DNS resolution if you are unable to upgrade at this time.