What is UnrealIRCd?
UnrealIRCd is an Open Source IRC Server, serving thousands of networks since 1999. It runs on Linux, OS X and Windows and is currently the most widely deployed IRCd with a market share of over 50%. UnrealIRCd is a highly advanced IRCd with a strong focus on modularity, an advanced and highly configurable configuration file. Key features include SSL, cloaking, its advanced anti-flood and anti-spam systems, swear filtering and module support. We are also particularly proud on our extensive online documentation.
Unreal 3.4-beta2 released
by Syzop on July 23, 2015, 16:00 CEST
The second BETA version for UnrealIRCd 3.4.x has been released. This fixes a bunch of major bugs in the first beta that came up during testing. (Read more)

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Unreal 3.4-beta1 released
by Syzop on July 14, 2015, 18:30 CEST
After more than 2 years of development I'm happy to announce the first BETA version of UnrealIRCd 3.4.x. This means we are on schedule to deliver an UnrealIRCd 3.4 stable release by Q4 this year. (Read more)

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Unreal 3.4-alpha4 (development) released
by Syzop on June 27, 2015, 18:00 CEST
And another 3.4.x alpha version has been released. This time the oper privilege system received a complete makeover, allowing you to grant/restrict oper privileges in a very fine matter. Also even more things have been moved to modules. (Read more)

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Security: DoS in OpenSSL affecting UnrealIRCd (again)
by Syzop on June 11, 2015, 17:50 CET
Several security issues were found in the OpenSSL library. The OpenSSL library is used by UnrealIRCd if you compiled with SSL support. Several of these issues result in a server crash (Read More)

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Unreal 3.4-alpha3 (development) released
by Syzop on June 10, 2015, 14:00 CEST
Development of 3.4.x is going well! Previous alpha version was released only a month ago but all the changes since then warrant a 3.4-alpha3 release. In 1-2 months we plan to move 3.4.x to 'beta' stage so we can have a 'stable' release by the end of this year (2015). (Read more)

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Unreal 3.4-alpha2 (development) released
by Syzop on May 19, 2015, 18:00 CEST
The second alpha version for UnrealIRCd 3.4 has been released. I've worked on this together with Heero and we also had a number of contributions from Adam, DBoyz and others. Thanks everyone! ... (Read more)

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UnrealIRCd (development) wiki is up
by Syzop on May 18, 2015, 13:00 CET
In the past month me (Syzop) and Heero have been writing technical documentation which should be very useful to Module Coders. If you thinking about writing UnrealIRCd modules or already have some experience with it, have a look at the development documentation wiki.

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Security: DoS in OpenSSL affecting UnrealIRCd
by Syzop on March 19, 2015, 21:24 CET
Several security issues were found in the OpenSSL library. The OpenSSL library is used by UnrealIRCd if you compiled with SSL support. At least one issue is a server crash (Read More)

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Unreal 3.4-alpha1 (development) released
by Syzop on July 26, 2014, 20:30 CET
The very first alpha of the new UnrealIRCd 3.4 series has been released. This version contains major enhancements but is not stable yet. Hopefully some users want to help us with testing. Just don't run it on a production server! (Read More)

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Unreal 3.2.10.4 (stable) released
by Syzop on July 26, 2014, 20:30 CET
A minor update for the 3.2.x stable series has been released. This release fixes a compile problem on FreeBSD and other OS's where clang is the default compiler. Also some minor problems with newer services such as anope 2.0 have been fixed (Read More)

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Unreal3.2.10.3 released
by Syzop on May 31, 2014, 21:30 CET
Another update to latest stable release is out: 3.2.10.3. This release consists mostly of a few bug fixes. There's no need to update existing servers unless you are experiencing problems or if you are using SASL and have ping-cookie disabled (neither is the default). (Read More)

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UnrealIRCd celebrates its 15th birthday!
by Syzop on May 18, 2014, 19:00 CET
It all started when Stskeeps created UnrealIRCd in May 1999. When I first joined the project as a coder in 2001 UnrealIRCd was already very popular. Now, in 2014, it is still the most widely deployed IRCd with a market share of over 50% (Read More)

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New website
by Syzop on May 18, 2014, 18:45 CET
We finally have a new website! With our 15th anniversary we really needed something new. I'd like to thank n0kS for all his hard work on this and hope everyone (or almost everyone) appreciates the new design.
If you are missing something or are experiencing any errors, then let us know.

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Security advisory: SSL Heartbeat & UnrealIRCd
by Syzop on April 8, 2014, 18:30 CET
A serious issue in OpenSSL was reported yesterday, the so called 'Heartbleed' bug. It affects many applications, including UnrealIRCd. It's very serious because it gives remote users the ability to read highly sensitive data. UPDATE: we now suggest users to create a new SSL Certificate & keys too! (Read More)

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Unreal3.2.10.2 released
by Syzop on November 23, 2013, 11:22 CET
We have released a second update to latest stable: UnrealIRCd 3.2.10.2. We recommend 3.2.10 & 3.2.10.1 users to upgrade somewhere in the next few weeks. (Read More)

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UnrealIRCd survey - give your feedback!
by Syzop on August 17, 2013, 11:25 CET
We've launched an UnrealIRCd survey at survey.unrealircd.com. The purpose of this survey is to give us a good idea of how people think about UnrealIRCd, how it's being used, and - even more important - in what areas we should improve. The results of the survey will help us decide where to work on, mainly with regards to the development of the new Unreal3.4.x series, but also in other areas. (Read More)

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Unreal3.2.10.1 released
by Syzop on April 5, 2013, 17:25 CET
I've released an update to latest stable release. There were a few issues in 3.2.10 that couldn't wait until a 3.2.11 release. Note that if you are not experiencing any of these issues then there isn't much reason to upgrade!
Here's the list of issues that are fixed since 3.2.10... (Read More)

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Unreal3.2.10 released & Unreal3.4 development
by Syzop on December 25, 2012, 10:55 am CET
First of all, Merry Christmas everyone! Today we have released UnrealIRCd 3.2.10. This release contains quite a number of new features and also a couple of bug fixes for minor issues. For a summary of the changes, see the Release Notes below. I would also like to announce that we have started development on UnrealIRCd 3.4... (Read More)

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Security: Crash issue in UnrealIRCd Windows SSL versions 3.2.9 and 3.2.10-rc1
by Syzop on November 12, 2012, 15:13 am CET
A serious issue has been found in the Windows SSL versions of UnrealIRCd 3.2.9 and 3.2.10-rc1. This issue allows someone to remotely crash the server. This issue does not affect *NIX users or Windows users using the non-SSL version. See the security advisory for more information.

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Unreal 3.2.10-rc1 released for testing
by Syzop on October 17, 2012, 11:46 am EDT
I've released UnrealIRCd 3.2.10-rc1 (Release Candidate 1) for testing today.
Everyone is welcome to test this version and check if there are any major release critical bugs (such as crash bugs) present, so they can be corrected before the real 3.2.10 release. Note that we do not recommend running this version on production servers.
You can download 3.2.10-rc1 by clicking on the the Downloads link on the left side of this page.
You can help us by testing specific items which can be found on our the Unreal3.2 testing forum. Be sure to read the first post 'READ THIS! (how to use)'.

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