UnrealIRCd is an IRC daemon whose key features
include full SSL support, Trojan protection, a
spam filter, advanced flood protection, and WebTV
compatibility. It is a highly stable and
feature-packed IRC server daemon.
This release contains quite a number of new features, and a couple of minor bugs have been fixed. The socket engine has been improved. CAP and SASL support have been added, as well as away and account notification for clients that support it. The server now has server-side MLOCK support, a new oper mode to hide idle time, a method to authenticate against the SHA256 fingerprint of SSL certificates, and more.
This release comes with 212 changes, more than all previous three releases combined. Along with the usual number of bugfixes, there are numerous new features, including the new extban types ~j and ~R, stacked extbans, and extended invex support. STARTTLS support has been added, and both server linking and remote includes have been improved to be more robust. There have also been some behavior changes, such as with channel mode +z/+Z.
This release fixes some major bugs and adds some important workarounds such as slow spamfilter detection (and removal), detection of time shifts, and improved Mac OS X support. Several minor bugs were also fixed, such as in CGI:IRC, IPv6, CHROOTDIR, and more. The new features include WATCH away notification and UHNAMES support.