[hybrid] ircd-hybrid release notification - ircd-hybrid-7.3.0

Jon Lusky lusky at blown.net
Mon Aug 8 16:36:33 EDT 2011


-- ircd-hybrid-7.3.0 Release Notes
o) Added Bulgarian language file provided by Borislav Borisov
o) Server hostmasking has been removed due to TS6 requirements
o) Fixed broken IPv6 detection
o) Minor code optimizations. Reduced memory consumption
o) User IDs are now shown in client connection notices
o) Increased maximum temporary kline time to 360 days
o) Added back STATS/TRACE/MOTD/ADMIN request notices. Removed
   spy_*_notice modules accordingly.
o) Channelmode +O; channel can be joined by ircops only.
o) Channelmode +S; only clients with a secure connection (ssl/tls)
   can join this channel.

-- ircd-hybrid-7.3-rc1 Release Notes
o) Major 64-bit cleanups and portability fixes.
o) Fixed bug where unregistered clients were not able to complete
   process with /quote PONG <ping_cookie> in case the client was assigned a
   zero value ping-cookie. This may only happen with general::ping_cookie
   being enabled.
o) "STATS z" now shows the actual amount of memory consumption being
   used by channel bans/excepts/invites.
o) Fixed archaic bug where bursting servers with missconfigured NICKLEN were
   able to desync the network's nickname database.
o) The PCRE library has been removed from the ircd sources. ./configure will
   now automatically detect an already installed version of the PCRE
o) Various resolver improvements and fixes
o) Implemented GUNGLINE (global ungline)
o) Completely rewrote build system. We're now using automake and libtool
o) Added support for SHA-256/512 encrypted passwords to mkpasswd. Whether
   passwords hashed using these algorithms will work depends on the system's
   crypt() implementation. For example, SHA-256/512 is available in glibc
   version 2.7.
o) Added ssl_server_protocol configuration option to servinfo{}.
   Valid flags are 'sslv3' and 'tlsv1'
o) Added new 'server' option to listener::flags. Listener with that flag
   set may only accept server connections.
o) Fixed occasional core when placing RESVs on channel names
o) Fixed topic desynchronization which sometimes may
   happen during netbursts
o) WATCH support implemented. Known from other irc-daemons, such
   as Dreamforge and Bahamut. The general::max_watch configuration directive
   has been added in order to allow run-time configuration of how many
   watch entries a single client may have on its watchlist.
o) Fixed bug which would cause invalid invisible counts on oper-up in case
   operator::umodes and/or general::oper_umodes contains 'invisible'
o) Removed broken LazyLinks
o) Removed --disable-gline-voting configure option
o) Minor code optimizations and cleanups
o) ACCEPT now supports nick!user at host masks
o) Unregistered clients are no longer allowed to request the server's motd
o) general::dot_in_ip6_addr configuration option is obsolete and no longer
o) Dropped support for old style 'operflag = yes|no;' format

-- ircd-hybrid-7.2.3 Release Notes
o) Added ircd-italian.lang language file
o) Added -full to etrace
o) Added +C for opers
o) Fixed core in temp channel resv
o) Fixed CHALLENGE to work with user=IP
o) Misc fixes to TESTMASK and TESTLINE
o) Added support for nick masks to TESTMASK
o) Fixed /modlist to show up whether or not a module is resident
o) Fixed command line arguments handling to allow more than one switch
o) Fixed numeric delivery for mixed TS5 target on the other side of a TS6

-- ircd-hybrid-7.2.2 Release Notes
o) Added channel::disable_fake_channels config directive
o) Fixed broken FORCEJOIN  (contrib)
o) Added missing documentation for connect::vhost
o) Fixed problem with G-Line voting
o) Fixed "STATS ?" so it doesn't report negative traffic statistics
o) Fixed core in m_mkpasswd.c  (contrib)
o) Reduced memory usage for channel members
o) Added general::stats_e_disabled which simply disables "STATS e"
   for other operators and administrators
o) Ignore signal SIGXFSZ to prevent the daemon from dying on missconfigured
   file size limits
o) Slight optimizations to the block allocator
o) Fixed harmless bug that could result in incorrect bytes sent statistics
   in "STATS t"
o) "STATS y|Y" now shows whether a class is active or disabled
o) Added ircd-brazilian_pt.lang language file
o) Misc. ACCEPT fixes. E.g. don't remove an accept record if a client is
   changing between equivalent nicknames like 'nick' and 'NiCk'.
o) Minor resolv.conf parser fixes.  Added missing support for ';' comments
o) Fixed core on MODRESTART

-- ircd-hybrid-7.2.1 Release Notes
o) Fixed build on SRV4
o) Fixed problem where ircd would disconnect all SSL connections
o) Added initial CAP support.  Additional documentation can be found
   in doc/technical
o) Speeded up command parsing
o) Fixed occasional core dump on UN*LINE
o) Fixed bug where particular clients would always receive
   "Load is temporarily too heavy" message
o) Improved memory consumption, i.e. memory consumption has
   been reduced for remote clients
o) Fixed possible core in case default_cipher_preference directive isn't set
o) Fixed "CHANSERV INVITE" bug with anope services
o) Updated example configuration files to reflect new topicburst flags
   directive in connect{} blocks
o) Fixed core if using the operator::umodes directive
o) Don't allow shared k-lines to be set without a valid reason
o) Improved channel ban match processing.  This also fixes CIDR bans

-- ircd-hybrid-7.2.0 Release Notes
o) Fixed broken operwall = yes;
o) Added 'umode' directive to oper{}.  List of modes to get on /OPER.
   This behaves exactly like H6's sixth O line field
o) Fixed a WHOIS bug
o) Fixed bug where we would increase Count.invisi even
   if general::invisible_on_connect is turned off
o) Removed invite_ops_only, controlled by paranoid (+p) now
o) Better DDoS protection
o) Fixed va_list bug on amd64
o) Fixed /dev/poll

-- ircd-hybrid-7.2rc1 Release Notes
o) ircd can dynamically change all its client/fd limits at runtime
o) Added epoll as the primary I/O engine under Linux
o) Local channels will not show up in remote /WHOIS
o) Added hidden_name which allows customized hidden server names
o) Added restrict_channels to define a static channel set
o) Added --disable-gline-voting to disable G-Line votes
   for small networks or people who don't want it.
o) Allow accumulating more ip= entries in an exempt{} block
o) Various improvements and bugfixes
o) Make win32 build usable
o) Fixed ban caching bug
o) Cosmetical fixes to TIME
o) Get "KLINE nick" to work with clients that have a spoof
o) Fixed RESV/XLINE bug in conjunction with names that include escaped
   characters such as \*, \?, \#.

-- ircd-hybrid-7.2beta1 Release Notes
o) Usermode +G, like +g, but allow messaging from people on common channels
o) Usermode +D - "deaf", don't receive channel messages
o) RXLINE and RKLINE - commands for setting perl compatible regular
   based K and X lines
o) Join flood is now detected and reported to +b opers
o) Re-added REJECT_HOLD - lock clients for a while before throwing away
o) ping_warning, a class{} option to notify opers before "Ping timeout"
o) New hooking system, modularized: usermodes, iauth, message filtering etc.
o) Network I/O speedups
o) Various cleanups and bugfixes
o) Support for client SSL
o) Support for services (contrib/m_services.c)
o) IP cloaking module (contrib/ip_cloaking.c)
o) Native win32 build
o) The password set in auth::password can now be encrypted
o) Introduced new listen::flags directive.  Currently available flags are
   'ssl' and 'hidden'.  Please read example.conf for further details


BUGS: Major bugs in this release are listed in BUGS

BUG REPORTS: If you run this code and encounter problems, you must report
 the bug by EMAIL to bugs at ircd-hybrid.org
 Please include a gdb backtrace and a copy of your config.h and
 ircd.conf with any report (with passwords and other sensitive
 information masked).

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