About UnrealIRCd

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UnrealIRCd is an Open Source IRC Server, serving thousands of IRC networks since 1999. It runs on Linux, FreeBSD, OS X and Windows and is currently the most widely deployed IRC Server with a market share of 42% according to IRCStats.org.

Some of UnrealIRCd's most notable features include:

  • Module support: full freedom to load specific features or not
  • Advanced and highly configurable configuration file
  • Extensive documentation (on this wiki and also on IRC through the /HELPOP command)
  • SSL/TLS encrypted client and server connections, with secure defaults and a lot of configuration options.
  • Channel Owners (+q) and Channel Admins (+a)
  • Channel Half-ops (+h)
  • Advanced anti-flood and anti-spam systems: Spamfilter, channel mode +f, DNS Blacklists (DNSBL), AntiRandom, connection throttling based on reputation.
  • Advanced banning through extended bans, including but not limited to: timed bans (that are removed after X minutes), allowing/exempting by services account name, certificate fingerprint, etc.
  • Text filtering via a "swear filter" user/channel mode (+G) and per-channel text filter via the ~T extban.
  • Channel linking (+L)
  • Hostname cloaking (+x)
  • Color blocking and stripping (+c/+S)
  • Vhosts
  • DCCDeny
  • Much more... see also the Features section.

If you want to download UnrealIRCd, go to https://www.unrealircd.org/download