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Atheme Services 7.0 Release Notes

All bugfixes from the 6.0 branch of Atheme are also in 7.0.

dbverify

  • New utility. Performs extensive and complicated consistency checks on your OpenSEX object store. It can find things like:
    • corrupt AKICK entries (AKICKs with other flags/metadata that shouldn't be there);
    • duplicate channel ACL entries;
    • entity ID collisions It can find other stuff too, and will be expanded upon in the future. Think of it like a fsck(1) for your object store.

ircd protocol

  • bahamut: add experimental support for bahamut-2.0 NICKIPSTR capability.
  • charybdis: Add support for locking of modes provided by extensions modules.
  • unreal: Add support for changets.
  • inspircd: Add support for locking the +H channel mode.
  • ithildin, bircd, plexus and ptlink protocol modules removed.
  • inspircd: Users are now warned when they attempt to link on a client port instead of a server port.
  • unreal: Add SASL support.
  • unreal: Implement full support for mlocking +f.

chanfix

  • New service. Similar to EFNet's chanfix service.

chanserv

  • sync: New module based on cs_sync from contrib. Adds autosync on ACL change (and the ability to turn it off).
  • channel entrymsgs are now displayed in INFO.
  • akick: Support added for timed AKICKs.
  • ban, quiet and akick: Atheme now fills in the parts of a hostmask that are missing with these commands.
  • access: Various cleanups.
  • cs_access_alias: New contrib module. Allows level-style pseudo access lists.
  • clone: New module allowing you to clone a channel's access list, flags and metadata to a new channel.
  • cs_badwords: New contrib module. Allows channel staff to specify a badwords list for a channel and what action to take when a user says one of the words in the channel.
  • moderate: New module allowing operators with PRIV_CHAN_ADMIN to moderate channel registrations. This is especially useful in combination with chanfix. It is also useful in maintaining a standard of content correctness for specialized chat systems.

exttarget

  • exttarget/main: a new framework has been added which extends the entity subsystem further, allowing for entities to be dynamically constructed with the purpose of matching against any kind of user or account attribute in channel access lists. these targets can take optional parameters.
  • exttarget/oper: $oper extended target added. this target allows you to match against all opers on the network in channel access lists.
  • exttarget/registered: $registered extended target added. this target matches anyone who is logged into services.
  • exttarget/channel: $channel extended target added. this target allows you to match anyone who is on a channel.

groupserv

  • all groupserv commands are now modules. Your atheme.conf will need to be updated for this change if you use groupserv.
  • add join_flags config option and SET JOINFLAGS command. These allow changing the group flags a new user will get upon JOINing the group.
  • add the +b (ban) flag. This prevents accounts matching it from JOINing the group.
  • fflags: New command. Allows services operators to force a flags change on a group they they do not have access to.
  • list: Allow refining the list with a pattern.
  • listchans: New command. Allows group members with the +c flag to see all channels that group has access in.
  • honor user:regnolimit permission in relation to the maximum number of groups a user may register. (SRV-125)

gameserv

  • many refactorings
  • calc: new command. Allows doing basic math with GameServ.
  • gs_roulette: New contrib module. A game of Russian Roulette.
  • lottery: New module that randomly chooses one user out of the channel members.
  • happyfarm: New (skeleton) module that's a game like FarmVille! But on IRC!

hostserv

  • added a new host_request hook to catch and do other things with host requests.
  • reject: Add a optional reason parameter that will be memoed to the user with the rejection notice.

memoserv

  • ms_fsend: new contrib module. Allows sopers to override a target user being set NOMEMO or having the source user on ignore.

nickserv

  • restrict: New module that allows services opers to stop users from using commands that can be abused (hostserv/request, hostserv/take, groupserv/register, etc)
  • emailexempts: New config option. Lets you specify email addresses that have no limit to the number of accounts they can have registered.
  • when logging into a new account, users are informed that they will be logged out of their old account.
  • when doing RELEASE or REGAIN against a user logged into an account, log them out of the account.
  • old Atheme-1.x-style external logout implemented. Allows logging another user logged into your account out remotely.
  • listgroups: New module that shows you which groups you have access in.
  • nevergroup: New module that prevents anyone giving you access to a group.
  • badmail: New module which allows setting email addresses (or glob patterns) which are not allowed to register accounts on-the-fly.
  • nickserv now allows passwords longer than 32 characters if the database is being hashed.
  • subscribe: Removed as it had many flaws and no one used it.
  • ns_cleannick: new contrib module. Forces a nick change on a user if their nick is 'lame' using case normalisation.

operserv

  • emailexempts and autokline exempts are now shown in INFO.
  • modreload now rehashes the config if the module requires it and reloads modules that depend on the specified module.
  • clones: Many cleanups.
  • clones: Added an option to variable increase the clone limit if a users' clones are identified.
  • soper: Allow adding a new SOPER with a password (optional, of course).
  • set: Adds the ability to temporarily modify some config options on-the-fly.
  • info: Add a new hooks so modules that add config options can also add lines to the operserv/info output.
  • os_modeall: New contrib module. Allows setting a given mode on all channels.
  • os_joinmon: New contrib module. Facilitates monitoring certain users and when a monitored user joins a channel, that information will be sent to the services log channel.
  • os_resolve: New contrib module for testing the asynchronous DNS resolver.
  • the RWATCH database is now serialized as opensex entities.
  • specs: add support for groupserv-related permissions and clarify meanings of the various 'auspex' privileges. (SRV-125)

proxyscan

  • New service. Currently implements only a DNSBL scanning module.

rpgserv

  • New service. For finding and joining RP games on an IRC network.

scripting

  • Support for scripting Atheme in Perl added. Perl scripts are loaded with OperServ MODLOAD just like modules. Still in alpha. Add the --with-perl configure switch to enable it. POD-style documentation for the perl API is in doc/perl/.

statserv

  • New service. For querying for statistics about the network.

xmlrpc

  • moved to transport/xmlrpc . Your atheme.conf will need to be updated for this change if you use xmlrpc.
  • bad_password() is now called on invalid XMLRPC logins.

code

  • libmowgli-2 is now required instead of libmowgli.
  • a bit of the signal code and linker code was converted to use the mowgli implementations.
  • charybdis' asynchronous DNS resolver added.
  • mowgli.global_storage can now be used to make a module's data persistent on module reload. It is currently only used in GroupServ.
  • many assertions added in various places throughout the code.
  • added a new AC_AUTHENTICATED pseudo-priv to replace many identical checks if a user is logged in throughout the code.
  • irc parse/uplink state has been made modular.
  • atheme core has been changed to build as a library.
  • all the old SNOOP channel code has been removed. SNOOP has been deprecated since 5.1 and gone since 5.2.
  • MODULE_USE_SYMBOL() was removed in favour of MODULE_TRY_REQUEST_SYMBOL().
  • most service-specific (config file) code split out from the core.
  • configuration-defined usernames are now truncated at USERLEN (10 characters).
  • UID generation split out from the core.
  • module_load can now be hooked into. This is particularly useful for scripting modules.
  • entities now have unique IDs. unique IDs may be referenced in all XMLRPC and IRC commands.
  • strlcpy()/strlcat() have been replaced with mowgli implementations.
  • atheme.string has been replaced with mowgli.string.
  • add new hook_channel_acl_req_t structure for channel_acl_change hook, which is intended to describe ACL changes more effectively.
  • call shutdown(2) on sockets being closed to help some TCP stacks be more aggressive when closing sockets.
  • use mowgli_eventloop_pollable instead of old eventloop code.
  • Windows is now supported.

other

  • ensure buffers passed to strftime() are large enough to fit the entire string. strftime() is not really required to behave in any specific way in the event of buffer overflow.
  • ircd_announceserv: New contrib service. This allows users to request network announcements (which sopers must approve before they're sent).
  • an access {} config block was added allowing rewriting of command privs. If specified, the user must match the original priv and the rewritten priv.
  • allow Atheme datadir to be specified on the command-line when starting.
  • many improvements to the LDAP authentication module.
  • general::immune_level config option added. This allows customising the operlevel that gets kick immunity privileges.
  • DNS Blacklist scanning module added. This module will scan connecting users against a list of DNS blacklists and take action if the users' IP is in one of the blacklists. This module is mainly managed through operserv.
  • allow SASL authentication for any nick linked to the account, not just the accountname.

Atheme Services 6.0 Release Notes

All bugfixes from the 5.2 branch of Atheme are also in 6.0.

ircd protocol

  • inspircd: Support for owner, halfops and admin are now dynamically enabled by what modes exist instead of being enabled by what modules you have loaded in inspircd.
  • support for InspIRCd 1.1, OfficeIRC and UltimateIRCd 3 has been removed.

opensex

  • opensex is now the required database format. All flatfile will do is convert your flatfile database to opensex and exit.
  • converted many modules that use external databases to using opensex.

chanserv

  • new module: chanserv/access. this adds role-based channel acl via the ACCESS and ROLE commands.
  • new module: chanserv/successor_acl. this adds a +S channel acl flag which will weight a user as a successor.
  • modules may now override the succession process using the new channel_pick_successor hook.
  • chanserv/list: Enhance by adding many possible criteria to match channels against.
  • new set_prefix module. This module allows channels to define a channel-specific fantasy prefix. The channel-specific prefix is displayed in the INFO for the channel. This is particularly useful if the channel uses an external bot that conflicts with the services default fantasy prefix.
  • new clear_flags module. This allows founders to remove all entries from the channel access list except other founders.

groupserv

  • new service that allows users to form groups of accounts and apply the same ACL entries to them, send memos to them and other features.

helpserv

  • new service that allows users to request oper help in different ways. Currently either via a ticket system or by "pinging" the opers with a request for help.

hostserv

  • allow activating or rejecting all waiting vhosts by using '*' instead of a nick. infoserv

  • oper-only message support. You can now give messages an importance where they will only be sent to opers upon oper-up.
  • in infoserv message subjects, underscores will now be replaced with spaces so you can have multi-word subjects.
  • allow customizing the number of infoserv messages shown to users on connect.

nickserv

  • new contrib module, ns_waitreg that allows you to specify how long a user must be connected before they can register a nick.
  • new regnolimit module. Allows opers to set users as able to be exempt from channel registration limits. (how many channels may be registered to one account)
  • nickserv/list: Enhance by adding many possible criteria to match users against.

operserv

  • new readonly module. This allows changing the readonly state at runtime.

xmlrpc

  • the legacy xmlrpc/account, xmlrpc/channel and xmlrpc/memo modules have been removed. These have been deprecated for over 4 years and you should be using xmlrpc/main and atheme.command for all your xmlrpc uses.
  • the xmlrpc core has been rewritten a little bit to use mowgli's patricia tree code. this should bring a performance improvement over the hashtable code it was using.
  • xmlrpc has been completely moved out of core
  • a new command, atheme.privset has been added to get the soper privs of a user.

code

  • default values in config options are now supported. This is particularly useful in modules and cleans up the config code a bit.
  • many bugfixes and compile warning fixes.
  • the flags code has been cleaned up to assume that there is only one flags table.
  • the flags code is now extendable by modules.
  • mychan_pick_candidate() is now in the public API.
  • the core now lives in an ipv6 world. it's 2010 - if your operating system doesn't support ipv6 - you suck.
  • ctcp handling has been rewritten.
  • new easter egg.
  • the shrike hash function (shash()) has been removed as there was no longer anything using it.
  • the "symbolmatrix" code was removed because we went with a different solution instead long ago.
  • myuser_t is now a child of myentity_t which describes an entity that can have channel membership.
  • list_t/node_t have been removed in preference of mowgli.list.
  • balloc has been removed in preference of mowgli.heap.

other

  • added an anope 1.9.2 flatfile DB to OpenSEX DB conversion script.
  • mail sending has been changed, likely causing serverinfo::mta scripts to break. The command is now passed "-t" rather than the email address and the shell is no longer used.
  • the SDK hg revision of modules in now shown in MODINSPECT.

Atheme Services 5.2 Release Notes

Note: We are looking for additional developers to help with maintenance of Services. After almost 7 years of development, many of the programmers have moved on.

ircd protocol

  • inspircd: track channelmodes +D (delayjoin) and +d (delaymsg).

chanserv

  • split out SET into seperate modules for each SET command. chanserv/set is now a "meta-module" that depends on all the set_* modules.

hostserv

  • added OFFER module that allows opers to offer vhosts to users.
  • made the request system (specifically the ACTIVATE command) not send a memo to the user.

infoserv

  • new service. infoserv allows opers to send notices to users when they connect or at the time of running the command (like Global).

nickserv

  • split out SET into seperate modules for each SET command. nickserv/set is now a "meta-module" that depends on all the set_* modules.
  • added cracklib module that checks users' passwords on REGISTER and lets them know if the password is secure or not. You can have it just warn the user or disallow them from registering with a configuration option.
  • added ns_generatehash contrib module to generate a password hash for a soper if you have crypto enabled.
  • removed ns_ratelimitreg contrib modules as its functionality is now in core.

operserv

  • added expiry time to clone exempt

code

  • replace the atheme-services build system with the ACBS used by many other Atheme projects.
  • rework the colour and special character stripping for xmlrpc.
  • remove snoop(). any modules still using snoop() will fail to compile on atheme 5.2. please replace it in your code with logcommand() or slog().

other

  • ircservtoatheme: generally make a bit more robust.
  • added ratelimiting support to hostserv/request, chanserv/register and nickserv/register.
  • add a new database format called opensex. This is available in 5.2 as a "technology preview" and will be mandatory in 6.0.

Atheme Services 5.1.1 Release Notes

ircd protocol

  • TS6: Rework MLOCK a bit to make it more robust and support more modes.

operserv

  • add os_helpme contrib module. Thist module marks a user as a network helper. This will only work on ircd's with the helpop (usually +h) user mode.

other

  • add extends directive to operclasses so one operclass can inherit privledges from another. See the example config for details. Note, you can have two operclasses with the same privledges, so extending is not forced.

Atheme Services 5.1 Release Notes

[MERGED] indicates items merged to the 5.0 branch

ircd protocol

  • inspircd: common code has been merged into inspircd-aux, this will continue in the next version with inspircd 1.1 support.
  • inspircd: several unsupported module configurations are now programatically marked as such.
  • inspircd: permanent channels are now tracked in 1.2 and later. (SRV-29)
  • inspircd: add support for receiving SVSNICK (nick collisions)
  • inspircd: add support for m_ojoin
  • TS6: add support for MLOCK
  • shadowircd: updated module to shadowircd6
  • hyperion: removed
  • Added support for ithildin1. This is still a bit experimental.
  • ircnet: support added for server hostmasking.

botserv

  • add missing helpfiles
  • botserv bots now quit instead of splitting when terminating/restarting services (SRV-12)

chanserv

  • FLAGS: allow +F* as well as +*F

hostserv

  • add missing helpfiles

nickserv

  • add support for CERTFP (CERT command)

operserv

  • reject jupes with names containing wildcards.
  • add os_trace contrib module. This module looks up users by various criteria and lets you perform actions on them.
  • add os_akillnicklist contrib module. Automatically AKILLs a list of clients, given their operating parameters.
  • change CLEARCHAN GLINE action to AKILL to be more consistent with the rest of Atheme. GLINE still exists as an alias to AKILL.

saslserv

  • add AUTHCOOKIE SASL method which allows for integration with Iris

code

  • add taint subsystem which allows developers to programatically define unsupportable conditions.
  • constify *line_sts() protocol module functions.
  • track deaf umode and set it on services clients if fantasy is disabled.
  • allow #else in helpfiles
  • startup flag -r (read-only) added.
  • enable large file support.
  • Add 'force_language' to sourceinfo_t, which forces the locale to be reset to the language specified by the sourceinfo structure. Useful for forcing XMLRPC responses to be in English.
  • force dependency calculation before most targets to fix -j problems; there is a new target build-nodeps to skip this for subsequent builds (like the old behaviour of build).

other

  • logging system entirely reworked. snoop() is deprecated and will be removed in the next version.
  • add general::exempts config block, for masks that will never be automatically klined.
  • add configurable command aliases to the services blocks
  • helpfiles added for all contrib modules.
  • make the wumpus contrib module compile and work again.
  • anope_convert: support newer 1.8.x Anope versions and made anope_convert a bit more robust in handling encrypted passwords.

Atheme Services 5.0.1 Release Notes

botserv

  • When kicking users from an otherwise empty channel, set INHABIT, so that the bot leaves the channel after a short delay.

code

  • Remove legacy .disp field from core services structures.

Atheme Services 5.0 Release Notes

[MERGED] indicates items merged to the 4.0 branch

ircd protocol

  • inspircd12: fix UID parsing and rejoining services after kicks. [MERGED]
  • TS6: allow nicer topic setting using charybdis 3.2's ETB.
  • hyperion: fix a bug that could cause the hostnames of services clients to be overwritten. [MERGED]
  • plexus: port to ts6-generic, add UF_IMMUNE for +N, add support for permanent channels.
  • hybrid: fix a crash.
  • unreal: use SVSKILL for kills from NickServ. This reduces excessive server notices.

nickserv

  • Matching a nickname access list entry no longer resets last used time.
  • Allow authentication via an LDAP server.
  • Add some missing help files.
  • Start the enforce timer on /ns set enforce on.
  • Add a per-account language setting. This currently does not work very well.
  • Prepend "(restored) " to marks restored from previously deleted accounts.
  • Change VHOST syntax, adding an ON/OFF keyword and requiring a FORCE keyword to set a vhost on a marked account. The old syntax still works for vhosts containing a dot, colon or slash.
  • Add ns_listlogins contrib module. This allows logged in users to see real hosts of their other logins.

chanserv

  • Set owner/protect on the founder of a new channel, if appropriate.
  • Do not set protect status if the user already has owner.
  • Rework successor selection for channels to respect flags more. [MERGED]
  • Allow users with +V to voice themselves.

botserv

  • New service. This allows users to have a "bot" join their channel instead of ChanServ.

hostserv

  • New service. This adds per-nick vhosts and a request system to what /ns vhost provides. As long as per-nick vhosts are not used it interoperates with /ns vhost.

alis

  • Add -maxmatches option which xmlrpc and chan:auspex may set to higher than the default.

oper

  • Fix a possible crash with /os greplog. [MERGED]
  • Add SGLINE system for bans by realname (TS6 xline).
  • Services ignores no longer apply to users with general:admin privilege.
  • Add /os listklinechan to the os_klinechan contrib module.
  • Add os_kill contrib module. This allows opers to kill users while hiding their identity. (This was added earlier, but not linked to the build.)
  • Add SQLINE system to disallow nick and channel names (TS6 resv).
  • Fix possible crash with /os noop.
  • RWATCH now also watches nick changes.

xmlrpc

  • Remove 4K limitation on length of xmlrpc command output. [MERGED]

code

  • Remove select() support and code to allow multiple "socket engines". poll() is sufficient.
  • Rework the network connection code to be cleaner and more flexible.
  • Close all connection_t fds in child processes.
  • Allow using sourceinfo_t.v with IRC sources.
  • Some tweaks to the build system.
  • Add type checking to the hook system. See src/hooktypes.in. It may be necessary to specify --enable-warnings to configure to enable the checks.

other

  • Try to detect MacOS X crypt(3) breakage in crypto/posix and generate a DES based hash.
  • Allow the user_add hook to remove the user from the network safely.
  • Add user_nickchange hook for nick changes, which is also allowed to remove the user from the network.

Atheme Services 4.0 Release Notes

[MERGED] indicates items merged to the 3.1 branch

ircd protocol

  • Add support for ShadowIRCd 5 [MERGED]. This replaces the support for older versions of ShadowIRCd.
  • hyperion: improve detection of overwritten I:line spoofs.
  • hyperion: Add support for UF_IMMUNE.
  • general: Do not enforce AKICKs against users marked UF_IMMUNE; it is impossible to ban them effectively.
  • inspircd12: various fixes and updates.
  • ratbox: make akills work with ircd-ratbox 3.x.
  • ratbox: add support for ratbox services shortcuts (ENCAP RSMSG, m_rsshortcut.so)
  • nefarious: allow /ns vhost (FAKEHOST).
  • nefarious: let services joining channels op themselves, avoiding HACK(4) notices
  • ircd-seven: new protocol module
  • Limit the send queue to the ircd to a configurable value, default 1MB. Large networks may need to increase this.
  • Limit IRC command output to 2000 lines. XMLRPC is unaffected.
  • Add tracking for the "server admin" umode in some ircds.
  • ptlink: add support for forced nick changes (SVSNICK), fix nickTS.
  • Remove some obsolete protocol modules: aurora, sorcery, shadowircd. If you do still use one of these, please contact us.
  • Add support for P10 account creation times.
  • Add support for P10 user IPv6 addresses.

nickserv

  • Snoop on freeze on/off.
  • Add nickserv/vacation module, allowing to temporarily extend expiry times.
  • Make register help text depend on whether email verification is used.
  • Refer users to their email if they try to identify again while unverified. [MERGED]
  • In FUNGROUP, allow dropping account names, by specifying a new account name.
  • Add optional nickserv/listownmail to allow users to see accounts with their email.
  • When refusing a login due to maxlogins, tell the user what the logged in nicks are.
  • Show FREEZE status (but not setter, time or reason) to normal users.
  • Show taxonomy (property, metadata) in INFO.
  • Show recognized (access list) a bit better in INFO.
  • Ignore access lists for frozen accounts. [MERGED]
  • Add ns_fenforce contrib module. This allows admins to toggle enforce on any nickname.
  • When a user is recognized but not identified, still tell them to identify, but with a shorter message.
  • Make nickserv/enforce timings more accurate.

chanserv

  • Allow multiple spaces before fantasy commands when ChanServ is addressed by nickname.
  • QUIET/UNQUIET now notify the target user or channel.
  • Show the current successor in /cs info (for +A users and opers).
  • FFLAGS now overrides the NEVEROP setting on the target account.
  • Set owner/protect if appropriate after xOP ADD.
  • Show taxonomy (property, metadata) in INFO.
  • Add chanserv/set_limitflags, allows limiting +f's power.

alis

  • Fix handling of key and limit options.
  • Allow alis list on a single +s channel the user is on.

memoserv

  • Add DELETE OLD to delete all read memos.

gameserv

  • Do not add chanserv commands if fantasy is disabled.
  • Allow ROLL, WOD and DF with a channel name to send the results to that channel without requiring fantasy commands. This must be specifically enabled on a per-channel basis using the new ChanServ command SET GAMESERV (module chanserv/set_gameserv).

oper

  • Allow searching for AKILLs matching a given mask or id in AKILL LIST.
  • Allow running an operserv-only services instance, which picks up login names from the main instance (currently only for hyperion, TS6 and P10 ircds).
  • Add optional PCRE support. Configure --with-pcre to enable it and add the p flag to use it (e.g. /os rmatch /\d\d\d/p). The regex wrapper has been changed slightly to make this possible.
  • Report other nicks of deleted accounts to snoop and log file.
  • Add operserv/greplog module (from freenode modules) to allow searching through recent logs from IRC.
  • Automatically rehash after loading modules that need a rehash.

xmlrpc

  • Fix atheme.memo.ignore.list and atheme.memo.ignore.clear to require only two arguments (third wasn't ever in use). [MERGED]

code

  • Change kline_delete() to take a kline_t pointer instead of a user and host.
  • Allow modules to influence the expiry process.
  • Fix a minor memory leak on /os REHASH.
  • Fix null pointer dereference with some invalid config files.
  • Move the metadata entries to object_t.
  • Change some protocol module functions to take object pointers instead of names and add some const keywords.
  • Modules can now request other modules be loaded. This has been used to move some generic TS6 and P10 stuff into common modules.
  • Rename CMODE_OP and the like to CSTATUS_*, emphasizing that they are separate from simple modes.
  • Use C99 booleans (<stdbool.h>, bool, true, false).

other

  • Allow arbitrary line lengths in flatfile database loader.
  • Synchronized with libmowgli 0.7 framework.
  • Remove automatic module loading for modules/ directory; this behaviour has been deprecated since version 0.3.
  • Fix ircservices conversion for ircservices 5.1.
  • Improve flood detection.
  • Fix a bug with /os identify introducing enforcers.
  • Fix a bug that could cause normal users to be seen as enforcers.
  • Allow any service's nick/user/host/realname to be set in the configuration file, and update them on a rehash. The service creation code works quite a bit differently to make this possible.
  • Fix running on MacOS X 10.5.
  • Fix compilation sometimes using system include files in place of our own.
  • Change the default for gettext (NLS) to disabled in the setup script.
  • Add a check against loading incompatible modules. Formerly, trying to load incompatible modules often caused a crash.
  • Rework the configuration file parser to detect more errors and make it easier to add configuration options.
  • Add +a to the example configuration's SOP to fit expectations better.
  • Update anope_convert for anope 1.8 enc_md5/enc_sha1 passwords.
  • Wake up the process less often if it is idling.
  • Install an example services MOTD automatically.

Atheme Services 3.1 Release Notes

[MERGED] indicates items merged to the 3.0 branch

ircd protocol

  • Fix a crash that could happen with ircd bugs or nick collisions with services. [MERGED]
  • Fix host changes in hyperion. [MERGED]
  • Do not check the server's password in the hyperion protocol module.
  • Do not allow spoofs ending in a slash in the hyperion protocol module.
  • Allow nickname enforcers which are clients.
  • Fix ping replies in P10.
  • Add support for InspIRCd 1.2.
  • Some ircds dislike colons in kline reasons, so don't use them for flood klines.
  • When restoring an akill, send it to all servers on all protocols. Formerly, on some protocols it was only sent to the server the banned user was on.
  • Add ircd-aurora protocol module. ircd-aurora is a patched version of charybdis with +qah channel statuses.
  • For ircds that do not indicate host change to clients, send a 396 numeric instead of a notice from the service. This is easier to parse for clients.

nickserv

  • Comment out nickserv/subscribe from the example configuration, because it is experimental at this time. [MERGED]
  • Fix a possible crash in nickserv release (nickserv/enforce module). [MERGED]
  • Fix RETURN only accepting relatively short email addresses.
  • Allow disabling the possibly slow maxusers (accounts/email) check by putting 0.
  • Show /ns vhost in /ns info. Appears to user self and user:auspex opers.
  • Adjust times so nicks cannot appear created before their account or used after their account was last seen.
  • Add user_verify_register hook, called when a registration is verified. This is after a successful VERIFY if email verification is enabled, after a successful REGISTER if not.
  • Make gen_vhostonreg contrib module only grant vhost once it's verified, and also set vhosts on users without vhost as they identify.
  • Add clearer log messages for duplicate accounts/nicks/channels in atheme.db.
  • Make INFO default to the user's nick (owned nicks) or current account (no owned nicks).
  • Also introduce an enforcer when FNCing a user via the RELEASE command.
  • Allow ignoring enforce on nicks unused for too long (nickserv::enforce_expire config option). This does not affect held accounts.
  • Add nick_can_register hook and use it to block GROUP on guest nicks also. This hook is called on both REGISTER and GROUP (if nickname ownership is enabled).
  • In SENDPASS, require the new keyword FORCE to override marks and the new keyword CLEAR to clear keys that were previously sent but not yet used. If these keywords are needed, the oper will be warned.
  • Do not allow SENDPASS on unverified accounts.
  • Make the enforce delay settable in the config file.
  • Make holdnick enforcer time variable, 30s the first time then 1h.
  • Add ns_ajoin contrib module to allow services-side autojoin.
  • Show a pending email address change in INFO, to user self and user:auspex opers.
  • Add ns_forbid contrib module. This registers, enforces, holds and freezes a nickname.
  • Split DROP into DROP (users) and FDROP (admins).
  • Send all failed password attempts for SOPER accounts to the snoop channel.
  • Make the text in INFO for unverified accounts more conspicuous.

chanserv

  • Fix removing non-applicable flags (e.g. +hH) from host channel access. [MERGED]
  • Fix ChanServ not deopping in some cases with guard on and changets off. [MERGED]
  • Fix some ugly output in chanserv/unban_self. [MERGED]
  • Respect NOOP flag in cs_sync contrib module.
  • Allow calling RECOVER via xmlrpc.
  • Add channel_can_register hook to allow modules to block channel registrations.
  • Add SET QUIETCHG (nickserv setting) which suppresses notices from OP, VOICE, and the like by other users.
  • Add cs_updown contrib module. This provides UP and DOWN commands that add and remove all modes a user is entitled to.
  • Change SET STAFFONLY to SET RESTRICTED. This kicks all users except those with chan:joinstaffonly priv or any access (except +b) on the channel. Also make it handle +i channels more effectively.
  • Allow admins to change oper only modes in mlocks even without +s flag.
  • Snoop changes to oper only modes in mlocks.
  • Split DROP into DROP (users) and FDROP (admins).
  • Add a confirmation step against accidental drops to DROP. This only applies to commands via IRC.

alis

  • Move ALIS from contrib to modules. The new atheme.conf line is loadmodule "modules/alis/main";

memoserv

gameserv

oper

  • Fix a possible crash in /stats B. [MERGED]
  • Fix slight damage to news items when reloading in contrib/os_logonnews. [MERGED]
  • Allow GLOBAL to be used from non-IRC.
  • Add CLONES DURATION to allow changing the duration of the network bans set by the clones module.
  • Add os_klinechan contrib module. This allows setting channels to kline any users joining them.

xmlrpc

  • Some improvements to buffer and character set handling.

code

  • Disable object_t refcount.
  • Fix various format string types, add many const keywords, hide a few structs that should be private.

other

  • Improve performance with large databases by changing the mowgli_heap memory allocator. [partially MERGED]
  • Improve performance by changing the dictionary to a patricia algorithm.
  • Decrease memory usage for large networks.
  • Add LOCALEDIR to Makefile.in files, necessary for gettext. [MERGED]
  • Some improvements to the hybserv/theia conversion tool.
  • Some improvements to the ircservices conversion tool.
  • Change maximum nick length from 30 to 31.
  • Remove redundant expire_check and db_save in several places. This makes restart, shutdown and rehash faster without threatening data integrity.
  • Add Russian help files from Kein/darkwire. Using these currently requires manual copy/rename operations.
  • Add Russian translation from Kein/darkwire and fix the build system so it is automatically installed if gettext is enabled.
  • Allow for crypt() in libc as well as libcrypt (MacOS X).
  • Fix nested includes in the configuration file.
  • Add child process tracking.
  • Make some help files depend on what modules are loaded.
  • Fix a bug that caused certain timed events to be executed too late.

Atheme Services 3.0.3 Release Notes

  • Fix use of chanserv/{owner, protect} modules with InspIRCd, AGAIN.

Atheme Services 3.0.2 Release Notes

  • Fix use of chanserv/{owner, protect} modules with InspIRCd.

Atheme Services 3.0.1 Release Notes

  • Fix a bug causing problems when a user changes the case of their nick.

Atheme Services 3.0 Release Notes

ircd protocol

  • In hyperion, use COLLIDE instead of KILL (less noisy).
  • In hyperion, fix a bug in host/realhost processing.
  • Allow channel ban and host channel access matching to be customized by protocol modules. In particular, make charybdis extbans acorsx and hyperion +d and forwarding bans work.
  • Track if the ircd supports CIDR bans.
  • Some fixes for TS 0 channels in TS5/TS6.
  • Drop support for InspIRCd 1.0, you should use InspIRCd 1.1 as it is more reliable. (Recommended by InspIRCd upstream.)
  • Add more explicit support for invite exceptions.
  • Fix SVSMODE in ultimate3.
  • Make /version reply (351 numeric) rfc1459 compliant.
  • Add support for mlocking various new modes in inspircd.
  • Add experimental support for inspircd 1.2.
  • Add TBURST support to hybrid protocol module, allows better topic setting.
  • Improve support for unrealircd.
  • Improve handling of kills and nick collisions.
  • Improve support for +q/+a (owner/protect) channel statuses.

nickserv

  • Add nickserv/subscribe, allows users to be notified when metadata is changed.
  • Disallow DROP of a frozen account except by admins.
  • Always show configured vhost to users, not any other host.
  • Allow ENFORCE and NOMEMO to be set on new accounts via uflags in the configuration file.
  • Load nickserv/group by default in the example configuration file.
  • Add nickserv/set_privmsg, enables use of private messages on a per-account basis.
  • INFO now shows user:auspex or chan:auspex opers a count of channel access.
  • Add nickserv/set_private, allows users to hide some information about their account.
  • Check nickserv/vhost for validity for hyperion/charybdis/hybrid (Bugzilla #7).
  • When displaying nick(account), add a space in between.
  • Rework INFO so it is easier to understand and more readable.
  • Add nickserv/set_accountname, allows changing the account name to another grouped nick (Bugzilla #102).
  • Save marks when nicks/accounts are dropped and restore them if they are recreated.

saslserv

chanserv

  • Change channel_register hook from mychan_t * to hook_channel_req_t *. This makes it possible to send text to the person registering the channel in a clean way.
  • Improve non-halfops behaviour somewhat.
  • Add chanserv::maxchanacs option, limits how many entries can be put in channel access lists.
  • Add chanserv/unban_self, which only allows unbanning the source user. This is intended to be loaded instead of chanserv/ban for the paranoid.
  • Kick out unauthorized users who may be recreating channels mlocked +i.
  • Disable xOP in the example configuration, it does not work well.
  • HOLD on an account no longer prevents channels from expiring.
  • Allow multiple founders on a channel, signified by a new flag +F. All founders have the exact same privileges, including the privilege to add/remove founders and drop the channel.
  • When processing a kick command, put the kicking user before the user-given reason.
  • Add chanserv/set_private, allows users to hide some information about their channel.
  • Hide SET FANTASY from help if fantasy commands are disabled in atheme.conf.
  • Add chanserv::deftemplates config option to start channels off with some templates.
  • For the "addressing chanserv" fantasy command, require a non-letter after the nick.
  • Add chanserv/owner and chanserv/protect, to set/unset +q/+a modes.

memoserv

  • Still notify online user if EMAILMEMOS is set.
  • Consider MemoServ ignores matched if any grouped nick of the sender matches.

gameserv

oper

  • Add LG_REGISTER level for all registration related messages. This can be used to create a log file containing all registrations and drops only.
  • Allow any akill without wildcards in the user part, like in charybdis 2.2.
  • Allow CIDR masks in the CLONES exempt list.
  • Add privilege operserv:akill-anymask, allows akilling masks with insufficient non-wildcard characters.
  • Allow requiring an additional password for services operators.

xmlrpc

  • Make xmlrpc faster.
  • Create a nick in addition to an account in the obsolete xmlrpc/account module.
  • Fix crashes when unloading xmlrpc modules.

code

  • Switch from Subversion to Mercurial. As a result, the $Id$ fields in many modules are no longer updated. We are examining other solutions for identifying modules' revisions using Mercurial at this time.
  • Remove redundant user_t pointer from hook_channel_req_t.
  • Switch to non-copyleft BSD licensing.
  • Integrate libmowgli framework into the tree. Only mowgli_dictionary is used for now.
  • Make --disable-balloc work and no longer change ABI.
  • Rework channel message handling.
  • Remove some unnecessary cruft from configure.
  • Change the way fantasy commands work.
  • Enable GCC format string parameter checking.
  • Move nickname ownership nagging to the nickserv module.

documentation

  • Move developer documentation to doc/technical/.
  • Add conditions to the help files, used to hide halfops/owner/protect/oper information when it is not applicable.

other

  • Split expiry setting into seperate nickserv::expiry and chanserv::expiry.
  • Make expiry settings of 0 work more consistently as "do not expire anything", and still update last used times.
  • Add graphtastical contrib module, creates files to be processed with graphviz.
  • Add mlocktweaker contrib module, adds or removes additional modes from the default mlock.
  • Tell users on services ignore once per session that they are ignored.
  • Remove database{} configuration block.
  • Rename example files.
  • Put multiple line help texts in one gettext string.
  • Improve hybserv/theia conversion tool.
  • Add an ircservices conversion tool.
  • Tweak various strings for translation purposes.

Atheme 2.2 Release Notes

[MERGED] indicates items merged to the 2.1 branch

ircd protocol

  • Don't send "Setting your host to \2%s\2." notice if the ircd already notifies users of host changes, by sending this notice from the protocol module.
  • Fix some potential crashes and desyncs with inspircd and channel bans. [MERGED]
  • Allow for SAQUIT in inspircd11. [MERGED]
  • Allow for RSQUIT in inspircd11 to allow /squit on jupes. [MERGED]
  • Increase maximum parameter count for protocol commands from 19 to 35. [MERGED]
  • In charybdis/ratbox/hybrid, hide jupes from a flattened /links.
  • Add basic support for IRCXPRO/OfficeIRC.
  • Improve topic changing support (prevent our topic changes to be ignored in some cases and allow topicsetter/topicTS to be set more often). This is done by adding a prevts parameter to the topic_sts() protocol module function.
  • Track /away status (but not away messages).
  • Support join throttling (+j) in bahamut and solidircd.
  • Make /os jupe work on existing servers for ircds using unconnect semantics on SQUIT (bahamut, ircnet, ultimate3, solidircd, inspircd11). This marks the server as "pending jupe" and introduces the jupe when it really goes away.
  • Make /os jupe work on P10.
  • Use TMODE in TS6 and use FMODE in inspircd11 (reduces desyncs).
  • Support channel mode +J in inspircd11.
  • Add chanserv::changets support for ircu 2.10.12.06 or newer (undernet).
  • Ensure kicks are accepted if the service is not on the channel in asuka, bircd and undernet.
  • Allow services to create channels.
  • For ircds that use a umode for registered nicks, also set and recognize (for some) that umode for grouped nicks other than the account name.

nickserv

  • The LIST command now allows searching by last host/vhost, and shows hold/waitauth status also.
  • If ENFORCE is loaded, disallow registering accounts starting with Guest.
  • ACCESS ADD now allows omitting the mask and generates one matching the user if so.
  • GHOST now omit the source's user@vhost from the kill message if it is the same as the target's user@vhost.
  • Add FVERIFY command to allow admins with user:admin privilege to verify any account without needing the verification email.
  • Add FREGISTER command to contrib, allows creating accounts with little checking and pre-crypted passwords.
  • In INFO, show to everyone if the account has not completed registration verification (MU_WAITAUTH).
  • Add ns_ratelimitreg contrib module, rate limits account registrations. The amount/time is hardcoded.
  • Don't allow implicit logout by LOGIN/IDENTIFY as another account if the LOGOUT command is not loaded.
  • Make it less likely that a user will be recognized as a recreated account.
  • Make FREEZE and RETURN log out all sessions.
  • Split out SENDPASS from user:admin to its own privilege user:sendpass.
  • Add SETPASS, an alternative method of password retrieval. When setpass is loaded, SENDPASS will send a code that can be used to set a new password with setpass, only affecting the old password when that happens.
  • Deny certain spoofs that would break the protocol in VHOST.
  • Make ENFORCE more efficient and accurate.
  • Do not allow dropping an account with the HOLD flag set.

saslserv

  • Improve logging.
  • Increase the grace time.

chanserv

  • Fix a crash in /cs set mlock. [MERGED]
  • Allow multiple trigger characters for fantasy commands.
  • In a flags listing, show the template name, if any, in parentheses after the flags.
  • Only set owner/protect on identify if they also have +O flag. Setting on join already behaved this way.
  • Log at LG_INFO level: channel succession, channel deletion due to no eligible channel successors and account/nick/channel expiry.
  • In WHY, also show founder access explicitly.
  • The LIST command now shows hold status also.
  • Get rid of some unnecessary mode lock checks.
  • Allow disabling HOP by setting it to the same value as VOP.
  • Disable and remove +hH access flags if the ircd does not support halfops.
  • Add cs_userinfo contrib module, allows setting an info text on users with access to a channel, which is shown to the channel on join.
  • Add TOPICPREPEND command.
  • Track when channel access entries were last modified.
  • Add a reason field to AKICK. The part of the reason after a '|' character is not shown publicly.
  • Add QUIET and UNQUIET commands for +q modes in charybdis and hyperion.
  • Make RECOVER also clear all owner/protect statuses on ircds that support those.
  • Add a new type of fantasy command: addressing ChanServ by name, for example "ChanServ: kick somenick reason here".
  • Do not allow dropping a channel with the HOLD flag set.
  • Allow per-channel redefinition of xOP templates.

memoserv

  • If a user unsets away and is logged in or recognized, notify them of new memos.
  • Add SENDOPS command for channel memos (sent to all channel ops). If this is loaded, SEND also accepts channel names.
  • Add READ NEW which reads upto 5 unread memos.

gameserv

  • Add game services, works as fantasy commands and in /msg.

oper

  • CLONES ADDEXEMPT/DELEXEMPT now have better accountability.
  • CLONES now allows editing an exemption without removing it first.
  • Add some more checking on AKILL masks.
  • The os_logonnews contrib module now uses DATADIR to find its file. [MERGED]
  • Make CLONES not send more than one warning per IP per 5 minutes unless the number of clones is increasing.
  • Make the log subsystem more flexible.
  • Make jupes record who placed them.
  • Use configured --bindir for restart.

code

  • Remove the incomplete atheme testsuite.
  • Rework handle_ctcp_common() to use sourceinfo instead of passing redundant references around.
  • Move all code under libatheme/ to src/.
  • Add an object framework and overhaul account management to use it.
  • Add some new assertion macros that send wallops if the assertion fails.
  • Remove unused me.uplink and serverinfo::uplink.
  • Move some of the m_server() logic to a new function handle_server() in src/ptasks.c.
  • Add vim options to the end of each C file.
  • Remove generated files from SVN, you now need autoconf and automake (only for aclocal) to compile the SVN version.
  • Add a 'dist' target to the Makefile to build tarballs.
  • Move the modestacker from channel names to channel_t pointers.
  • Move part() to src/services.c. The protocol module function is now called part_sts() and takes channel_t and user_t pointers.
  • Move mode_sts() protocol module function from channel names to channel_t pointers.
  • Stop using <stdint.h> types.
  • Remove remnants of Windows support.
  • Make channel_delete() take a channel_t pointer instead of a name.
  • Various optimizations and cleanups.

xmlrpc

  • Added perl modules abstracting atheme's XML-RPC interface.

documentation

  • Update documentation a little. [MERGED]

other

  • Fix a potential division by zero. [MERGED]
  • Improve random number generation. [partly MERGED]
  • Move crypto, backend and protocol directories to modules/. This requires changes to atheme.conf.
  • Remove the PostgreSQL backend. If you were using this, first start the old version with backend/postgresql, then load a supported backend like backend/flatfile and /msg operserv update, to convert your data. See doc/SQL for more information.
  • Add various checks to server names which should give clearer warnings about several misconfigurations.
  • Various corrections to log levels.
  • Exit atheme if atheme.db cannot be opened for reading for any reason other than it not existing, to avoid overwriting it with an empty database later.
  • Add a hybserv/theia to atheme conversion tool to contrib.
  • Tone down debug logging a little so it is a bit more usable on large networks.
  • Add gettext support (see doc/TRANSLATION).
  • Move removal of old servers/users/channels from just before reconnecting to just after disconnecting.
  • Rename the services binary to atheme-services.
  • Add alis (advanced list service) to contrib; this is a port of ratbox-services's alis.
  • Update anope_convert for anope 1.7.18.

Atheme 2.1 Release Notes

ircd protocol

  • The inspircd11 protocol module now sends wallops as server notices and no longer needs m_globops.so (but still uses it if loaded).
  • When sending a notice to a channel as a server notice (because the service is not on channel and the ircd would not allow the notice), prepend it with "[:] " instead of ": "
  • Clean up handling of services deopped on channels.

nickserv

  • Add nickname grouping, this allows users to register multiple nicks to one account. The GROUP and UNGROUP commands add and remove additional nicks. Additional nicks expire separately from the main account. Admins can use FUNGROUP to remove additional nicks from any account.
  • The ACCESS ADD command now converts masks like 1.2.3.* to CIDR masks instead of rejecting them.
  • Add LISTVHOST command.
  • Make the gen_vhostonreg contrib module also generate a valid (although ugly) vhost for account names which contain characters not valid in hostnames.
  • Add user_info hook, allows modules to add things to /ns info.
  • Show ENFORCE status in /ns info (to all users).
  • Snoop notices for registrations now show the source name explicitly if appropriate.
  • Add user_can_register hook, allows modules to abort account registrations before they go through.

memoserv

  • Allow sending a memo to oneself.
  • Remove rate limiting for users with general:flood privilege.

chanserv

  • The TEMPLATE command now allows updating all channel access entries matching the template with a template change, by prefixing a flag change with an '!'.
  • Add SYNC command to contrib, makes channel status agree with flags.
  • Add FFLAGS command, allows opers to force a flags change on any channel.
  • On newly registered channels, only mlock -l if no limit is set and only mlock -k if no key is set.
  • Show channel email address in INFO.
  • Add chanserv::trigger option, allows changing the '!' in fantasy commands to something else. The special case for '.flags' has been removed.
  • Add SET GUARD, allows toggling whether ChanServ joins the channel on a per-channel basis. The general::join_chans option determines whether SET GUARD can be used.
  • Make the WHY command show all flags.
  • Allow using the xOP commands via non-IRC.
  • Allow using SET as a fantasy command.
  • Move help for /cs halfop to a separate help file.
  • Make channel access entry metadata work. This allows modules to associate name/value pairs with channel access entries. There is currently no facility to read/write channel access entry metadata directly like there is for user and channel metadata.

oper

  • Add /os soper, allows adding services operators at run time.
  • Add operclass::needoper option, denies giving any privilege to IRC users matching this operclass who are not IRCops.
  • Add some more log levels and generally clean up logging, for example allow disabling logging of all commands. Note that loglevel error logs much less now, use loglevel info for moderate logging.
  • Add os_logonnews contrib module to send text to all connecting users.

code

  • Remove irccmp() and ircncmp(). These functions were equivalent to strcmp() and strncmp(). IRC-style case-insensitive comparisons are irccasecmp() and ircncasecmp().
  • Make clog unavailable outside libatheme/ and rename it. Other code should use slog(), logcommand(), etc. to log things.

documentation

  • Add some missing help files.
  • Clarify some things in the installation documentation.
  • Add documentation for the SASL client protocol.

other

  • chanserv::changets is now shown as 't' in version replies
  • Make --enable-fhs-paths also affect the location of the log file, data files and pid file. Note that for data files to work with --enable-fhs-paths, they need to use DATADIR instead of "etc".
  • Add motd replacement &mynicks&.
  • Fix various memory leaks.
  • Add support for converting services operators, nickname access lists and nickname grouping in anope_convert.c.
  • Using the postgresql backend is now officially discouraged; it will be removed in 2.2.x and newer.
  • Remove socklen_t check from configure.

Atheme 2.0 Release Notes

ircd protocol

  • The ptlink module now assumes +a (channel admin) and +h (halfops) exist.
  • Make protocol parsing stricter, rejecting various illegal messages.
  • Don't leave empty channels if all users in a channel are killed or invalid.
  • Add support for EUID (real host behind dynamic spoofs and login name in same message as user introduction) to the charybdis module.
  • Split inspircd support in inspircd10 for 1.0 and inspircd11 for 1.1.
  • Add chanserv::changets support to the inspircd11 module.
  • Add STATS, ADMIN and MOTD support to the inspircd11 module.
  • Add SVSHOLD support (nickname enforcers that are not clients) to the protocol abstraction.

services

  • Make CTCP replies generic to all services.
  • Make services commands more generic, allowing them to be called in other ways than from IRC.
  • Show more details when describing users issuing commands, for example the account name if it is different from the nick.
  • Send no such nick reply if we get a message to a nonexistent service.
  • Support CIDR channel bans/exceptions and akills.
  • Shut down if too many services are killed in one second.
  • Handle SASL logins more cleanly.

nickserv

  • Move nickname enforcement module from contrib to modules. This forces nickname changes on users who do not identify to their nick.
  • Add gen_vhostonreg module to contrib from atheme-modules, sets a vhost on new nick/account registrations.
  • Make it possible for nickserv to act as userserv with the nickserv::no_nick_ownership config option and the nickserv/login module. Remove the old userserv which mostly consisted of a duplicate of nickserv.
  • Add nickname access lists; users matching an u@h mask on the access list for a nick will not be warned to identify and will not be affected by nickname enforcement, and the last login time will be updated. Channel access will not be granted.
  • Make /ns acc a bit more usable.

chanserv

  • Add TOPICLOCK flag, reverts topic changes by users who do not have +t flag.
  • Store the channelTS of registered channels in the private:channelts metadata entry. This is used to make chanserv::changets nicer and to avoid KEEPTOPIC restores if the channel was not recreated.
  • Also give VERBOSE notices on foundership changes.
  • Fantasy and regular commands now use the same code. Fantasy commands are executed with VERBOSE set. This allows executing all chanserv commands affecting a single registered channel, except DROP and SET, as a fantasy command but removes some aliases.
  • Allow /cs status when not logged in.
  • Add /cs count from contrib, shows how many entries are in access lists.

oper

  • Add a privilege operserv:massakill to control new commands that may do mass kills.
  • Add /os clearchan, kicks, kills or klines all non-IRCops in a channel.
  • Add /os compare, shows common channels of two users or common users in two channels.
  • Add /os rmatch, shows all users matching a regular expression.
  • Add /os rakill, bans all users matching a regular expression from the network.
  • Add /os rnc, shows the most common realnames on the network.
  • Add /os clones, watches the network for IPs with too many connections.
  • Add operserv rwatch, a list of regular expressions all connecting clients are matched against. Matching clients are described in the snoop channel and/or klined.
  • Add /stats B, shows hash statistics, requires general:auspex privilege.
  • Add messages to the snoop channels about various things that used to generate wallops only; move some other things from wallops to snoops.
  • Add /stats f, shows some information about open connections.

xmlrpc

  • Clean up the HTTP protocol handling considerably.
  • Allow pipelining multiple calls over one connection.
  • Allow calling most services commands via XMLRPC.
  • Allow passing a parameter (typically true source IP address) to various XMLRPC methods, which will be logged.

documentation

  • Add a script to convert the help files to HTML.
  • Make various help files clearer.

code

  • Replace the old hashtables with a cleaner and more powerful dictionary tree implementation.
  • Make 'make depend' work, this allows only recompiling what is necessary.
  • Move around many things to different source files, hopefully making it easier to find things.
  • Restrict visibility of some uplink-related declarations (uplink.h and pmodule.h no longer included by atheme.h).
  • Add ability to run/build Atheme without the block allocator (for debugging).
  • Change parameter type for the channel_join and channel_part hooks to hook_channel_joinpart_t *. This avoids ugliness when the first hook kicks out the user and the next uses freed memory.
  • Rewrite much of the network I/O code.
  • Pass less nicks and UIDs around in string form.
  • Remove the win32 port, it was hopelessly broken and nobody cares about it.
  • Add more comments about what various functions do.

other

  • Get rid of signal-related race conditions.
  • Add DESTDIR support to the build system (allows installing to a different path than where we expect to run from).
  • Add sorservices-compatible password encryption support.
  • Various bugfixes and cleanups.

Atheme 1.2 Release Notes

[MERGED] indicates items merged to the 1.1 branch

ircd protocol

  • Allow using TS changes to reliably deop people recreating channels with the new chanserv::changets config option (for charybdis, ratbox, hybrid, bahamut, solidircd).
  • Put netwide end of burst detection in the core. This is used for suppressing various notices to users coming back from a netsplit or services restart.
  • Add modules which disable use of halfops, channel protection and founder statuses to contrib.
  • Only set owner/protect modes if the user has the +O (autoop) flag.
  • Remove the Chunky Monkey protocol module.
  • Update Plexus protocol module to Plexus 3. [MERGED]
  • Fix global notices in the P10 protocol modules. [MERGED]
  • Fix login handling in the nefarious protocol module. [MERGED]
  • Support more modes in the inspircd protocol module. [MERGED]
  • Use m_services_account.so in inspircd to track services logins better. Using this module is required. [MERGED]
  • Make the PTlink protocol module work. [MERGED]
  • Make the DreamForge and sorcery protocol modules work better. [MERGED]

channels

  • Make the last used time for channels more accurate and show it in /cs info.
  • Get rid of many redundant mode lock checks.
  • Add full support for non-standard simple modes with parameters, like join throttling. These can now be mode locked, etc.
  • Add GETKEY command to chanserv, returns the current key (+k) to users who have +i flag.
  • Rewrite a lot of code relating to channel modes. Among other things, this removes the Cygnus mode stacker.
  • Don't allow users with an unverified email address to register channels.
  • Add cs_kickdots contrib module, kicks users for saying "...". [MERGED]

oper

  • Remove alias KLINE for AKILL.
  • Make modrestart work again.
  • Improve rehash error handling.
  • Global notices now include the oper's nick in the first line.
  • Show more detailed version information in atheme -v. [MERGED]

other

  • Fix crash when a module tries to use something in another module which is not loaded. This protection requires changes in modules using other modules to be effective, see include/module.h.
  • Add command line option -l to change the log file.
  • Rewrite nickserv/userserv set command handling, allowing modules to provide extra set options.
  • Merge modules/saslserv/sasl module into modules/saslserv/main. You should remove modules/saslserv/sasl from your config file, it will be deleted automatically by make install.
  • Clean up stale SASL sessions periodically.
  • Mention FANTASY in /cs help set.
  • Remove the MySQL backend. If you were using this, first start the old version with backend/mysql, then load a supported backend like backend/flatfile and /msg operserv update, to convert your data. See doc/SQL for more information.
  • Improve flatfile error handling. [MERGED]
  • Change maximum length of memos from 129 to 300. [MERGED]
  • Improve handling for network errors. [MERGED]
  • Many bugfixes and documentation improvements. Some [MERGED]

Atheme 1.1 Release Notes

  • Shorten /msg chanserv/nickserv/userserv help, the full command list is on /msg *serv help commands.
  • Add XMLRPC method atheme.channel.access.get.
  • Disallow vhosts which are too long or contain @!*?
  • Don't introduce a service with a UID if the ircd does not support UIDs when loading it at runtime.
  • Change regex_match API to be more efficient.
  • Disable modrestart, it cannot possibly work. (It used to crash.)
  • Add wumpus, a service providing a game, to contrib.
  • Add source of the message to hook_cmessage_data_t.
  • Add optional new syntax for operclass{} blocks.
  • Add SASL support, this allows users on charybdis networks to log in before registration to the network; among other things this ensures the real host behind a services vhost is not shown to nonopers.
  • Add support for /motd , uses PREFIX/etc/atheme.motd.
  • Allow users to GHOST other nicks which are logged into their account.
  • Allow other services than chanserv to process fantasy commands.
  • Allow specification of akill duration in hours (h), days (d) and weeks (w).
  • Add /os akill sync, sends all akills to all servers.
  • Ultimate3 improvements.
  • Add support for Nefarious IRCu 0.4.x or later.
  • Several UserServ bugfixes.
  • InspIRCd improvements.
  • Ensure kline exempt fully exempts from akills; do not kill akilled users at any time.
  • Avoid sending out klines with negative expiry time.
  • Add IP glob akill matching, for ircds that send user IP addresses.
  • Move akill checking to operserv/akill module.
  • Don't allocate me.name/me.numeric on rehash. This fixes a known P10 issue.
  • Add support for ircu2.10.12's +D mode, which was already implemented in Asuka.
  • Always send both the channel TS and the topic TS when setting a topic under P10 ircd's.
  • Several other minor tweaks and bugfixes.

Atheme 1.0 Release Notes

  • Add ability to use = where accounts are used. (it aliases to the User's account).
  • Deop users recreating registered channels if they do not have op flags. This attempts not to affect channels created longer ago.
  • Add separate protocol module for ircd-hybrid, with CHGHOST support.
  • Add ircd name to /version output.
  • Add atheme.account.vhost XMLRPC for setting and removing vhosts. Note that this, unlike the other XMLRPCs, allows things that the given credentials would not normally (over IRC) be allowed to.
  • Remove the incomplete and cluttering nickname linking system (this was actually done in 1.0rc1, but we forgot to mention it).
  • Don't allocate me.name/me.numeric on rehash. This fixes a known P10 issue.
  • Add support for ircu2.10.12's +D mode, which was already implemented in Asuka.
  • Always send both the channel TS and the topic TS when setting a topic under P10 ircd's.

Atheme 1.0rc1 Release Notes

  • Add capabilities to protocol modules:
    • forced nick change (aka SVSNICK)
    • invite
    • channel op notice (aka WALLCHOPS)
  • Don't unkline temp akills if they have already expired.
  • AKILL wildcard checking changed to ratbox algorithm.
  • Further simplification of access checking.
  • Hostmask access entries now check vhost, not host. This means services cloaks now work in access lists.
  • InspIRCd module updated to beta6 and above (tree linking instead of mesh).
  • For akicks, use a matching +b'ed hostmask if possible.
  • For ircds with dalnet-like +r umodes, don't set it for userserv.
  • Add /cs forcexop to reset access levels to xOP values. Useful if CA_?OP are changed.
  • Make CA_?OP configurable in atheme.conf.
  • Add channel_info hook on /cs info.
  • Add per-channel flags templates. Templates can be specified in the flags command, avoiding the need to memorize complicated flags strings. Templates are manipulated with the TEMPLATE command which is similar to the FLAGS command. The xOP levels can also be used as templates.
  • Add per-channel fantasy command disable.
  • Fix NEVEROP and NOOP options.
  • If fantasy commands are globally disabled, mark services clients as "deaf" for some ircds.
  • Add /cs set verbose ops, works like /cs set verbose on but only shows to channel ops.
  • Allow users to remove their own access from channels (except akicks of course).
  • Some improvements to network I/O.
  • Add support for permanent (+P) channels in charybdis/hyperion/shadowircd.
  • Add support for more FHS-like paths (not really complete but should still be helpful for packagers).
  • Add fine grained services operator privileges. IRCops get certain privileges, and registered accounts can be granted privileges. This works via atheme.conf. You will need to redo the operator part of your configuration. See the new example.conf and doc/PRIVILEGES for more information.
  • Add message translation support.
  • /cs voice/halfop/op now notifies the target user who did it.
  • /cs flags mentions who gave the command in the verbose notice.
  • Remove many redundant confirming notices.
  • Regardless of join_chans/leave_chans, join chanserv temporarily to channels which would otherwise be empty to enforce akick or staffonly.
  • Add nickserv enforcement (FNC users who do not identify in time) to contrib.
  • Drastically improve P10 support.
  • Add solidircd support.
  • Add support for ban exceptions and other ban-like modes.
  • Remove possibilities to log in to accounts without password by changing nick during a netsplit on an ircd that does not clear +r (or similar) on nick changes.
  • Various minor tweaks and bugfixes.

Atheme 0.3 Release Notes

  • All services have been entirely modularized. You will need to redo your configuration. An authentication service has been added (choose from either NickServ or UserServ,) for UserServ you should use example.userserv.conf.
  • The way modules work has been changed almost entirely. Please try loading bad modules especially on macintosh and AIX systems, thanks! (Report any negative findings to the tracker.)
  • The way sockets work has also changed entirely. We'd love to know how well the new poll and kqueue code is working, and if there are any issues with it.
  • Support for poll() and kqueue() have been added, please comment on performance differentials.
  • Most static object structures are now described as metadata, please comment on how well this transition is working for you.
  • PostgreSQL support is starting to freeze. Please note schema changes in SQL/atheme_init.sql.
  • The build system has been reworked. You may need to use gmake on BSD systems. Please comment on any trouble you have had with building Atheme (on the tracker, of course.)
  • protocol/hyperion supports login session tracking now, please comment on how well it is working for you.
  • protocol/ratbox support for login sessions has also vastly improved.
  • dbtool is most likely broken right now. This is not likely to change any time soon.
  • The configuration parser has been overhauled. Please report any crashes when parsing configurations.
  • Channel passwords have been removed.
  • Most access checking has been simplified, please make sure it is working properly on your network.
  • w00t has gone and entirely tokenized the Unreal protocol support. Please report any issues with this that you find.
  • STATS is now abstracted instead of living in 15 different protocol modules.
  • Probably much more that we have missed :)

Atheme 0.2 Release Notes

  • Way too many things to note.

Atheme 0.2rc1 Release Notes

  • Protocol support has been modularized.

  • The configuration format has drastically changed. Please redo your config.

  • The core has been modularized. Please provide feedback if something is not working as it should.

  • Module support has been added. To compile third party modules, add them to the modules directory and rerun setup/configure. Any modules in your installation's modules/ directory will be automatically loaded at startup.

  • Metadata support has been added. To experiment with it, see our wiki information on the topic:

    http://wiki.oscnet.org/index.php/Atheme:Experimenting_with_Metadata

  • Several NickServ-related bugs have been fixed.

  • IRCNet support is marked as experimental. If you run this ircd, please give us feedback on how well it functions.

Atheme 0.1 Release Notes

  • Dancer/Hyperion IRCd support is marked as experimental. If you run this ircd, please give us feedback on how well it functions.
  • Chunky Monkey IRCd is also marked as experimental. If you run this ircd, please give us feedback on how well it functions.
  • NickServ support is experimental. We would like suggestions on how to improve it. If you would like to use it, you should use the example-traditional.conf file, instead of the example.conf. This will set up a logical environment for NickServ to operate in.
  • InspIRCd support passes our regression tests, however, we would like feedback concerning how well it works. Features added by optional modules are not supported at this time. You will need the m_services.so module loaded to make things work 100% properly.
  • UnrealIRCd support is implemented fairly well, but not all features are supported.
  • Bahamut 1.8 support has not been tested against 1.8.4, though it is expected that 1.8.4 should work fine.
  • TSora IRCd support (ratbox) does not support TS6, and probably never will.

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