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 over 50%.

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
  • Channel Owners (+q) and Channel Admins (+a)
  • Channel Half-ops (+h)
  • Advanced anti-flood and anti-spam systems (such as Spamfilter and channel mode +f)
  • Advanced banning through 'extended bans'
  • Swear filtering (+G)
  • Channel linking (+L)
  • Hostname cloaking (+x)
  • Color blocking and stripping (+c/+S)
  • Vhosts
  • DCCDeny
  • Much more... see also the Features section.