Services Services, which Services

Michael xeon at
Sun Feb 6 14:03:14 EST 2005

Rachel, this information is phenominal.  Thank you very much for taking 
your time to write all of this information, it's appreciated a great deal.

This is literally going to save me hours of searching.

Thanks again,


Rachel Llorenna wrote:

>I don't personally use IRC services, but I have in the past come
>across quite a few. The services are broken into mainly three groups;
>DALnet-style, EFnet-style and Undernet-style. The common NickServ,
>MemoServ, ChanServ and so forth are DALnet; whereas AuthServ,
>ChanServ, etc are Undernet. ChanFix is EFnet and requires only minimal
>operator intervention. Only the DALnet-style allows nickname
>registration; Undernet-style only permits username registration;
>EFnet-style records channels automatically based on a set of
>predefined parameters.
>People generally seem to prefer DALnet-style services. However, they
>will require a few new ircd-hybrid modules to be installed, as those
>services require commands like SVSNICK (FORCENICK) which don't exist
>in stock ircd-hybrid. Please keep in mind that ircd-hybrid was never
>designed for use in conjunction with services, and using ircd-hybrid
>with IRC services is therefore not supported. Here is a list of a few
>DALnet-style IRC service clones I've come across:
>- HybServ2: This is the most commonly used services package for
>TS-compatible servers, including ircd-hybrid, ircd-ratbox and csircd.
>The services pseudoclients include NickServ, ChanServ, MemoServ,
>OperServ, HelpServ, SeenServ and GlobalNoticer. You can view the CVS
>repository at or download
>'s copy at
>(24th of August 2004)
>- FreeWorld Services: These are services that were developed for the
>FreeWorld IRC Network, but are currently under a development hiatus.
>The services are driven by SQL and have a BotServ. A mirrored copy can
>be found at
>- IRC Services: One of the first IRC Services packages, upon which
>many other services sets are based. This includes NickServ, ChanServ
>and MemoServ. The ircd-hybrid support is experimental and requires
>that you use ircd-hybrid-7.0 or 7.1 (which is currently in beta) due
>to its requirement of m_tburst.c. This also means that the services
>will not function under ircd-ratbox or csircd. The web site is at
>- Anope: Based on the now-obsolete Epona, Anope has quite a few
>features, including NickServ, ChanServ, MemoServ, StatServ, OperServ,
>HostServ, BotServ, HelpServ, Global, DevNull. The web site is at
>Undernet-style services are few and far between, and I am personally
>only aware of one project that develops a service compatible with the
>TS protocol.
>- Shrike IRC Services: This provides a clone of the AuthServ and
>ChanServ found on Undernet for username and channel registration. It
>is currently under development for the Malkier IRC Network. The web
>site is at
>There are only three main EFnet-style (ChanFix) services publicly
>available that qualify as free/open source software.
>- OpenChanFix: A project started before the release of the actual
> package from comstud, OpenChanFix is a module that
>provides a ChanFix pseudoclient and attempts to reverse-engineer some
>of the techniques used on EFnet ChanFix. This means that they do not
>operate in the same way. The web site is at
>- ChanFix: The original EFnet ChanFix was released by comstud some
>time ago. This includes both ChanFix and the JUPES services. However,
>there is very little documentation available, development is slow (if
>indeed comstud is still developing them at all), and it performs all
>logging via syslog(). Only experienced users should use this. These
>services are available from comstud's web site at
>- mchanfix: A version of EFnet ChanFix, cleaned up for use with
>musircd. The protocol is slightly different, so it may not function
>properly with ircd-hybrid. One may require a bit of ircd programming
>experience to make them function seamlessly. A copy can be found at
>On Sun, 06 Feb 2005 03:44:13 -0800, Michael <xeon at> wrote:
>>I've been looking over some of the options for services that can be used
>>with Hybrid and I'd like to get peoples opinnion here on which ones they
>>recommend.  I'm new to this ircd (as you all know) and would appreciate
>>your opinnions before I exhert any effort in this area.
>>Thanks for your reply in advance,

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