The main goals of salty-ircd are strict RFC compliance and security.
salty-ircd aims to be fully compliant with the IRC RFCs (in 'RFC mode'), specifically RFC 1459, RFC 2811, RFC 2812, and RFC 2813 (planned). Newer RFCs take precedence over older RFCs. Errata are respected by default, with newer errata (on the same RFC) taking precedence over older errata.
Any additional features breaking RFC compliance will be made available through compile-time options (i.e. 'non-RFC modes').
Security (non-RFC modes)
- salty-ircd will require TLS for all connections. An exception could be made to allow hosting a Tor hidden service.
- salty-ircd will require TLS client certificates for authentication.
The source code for salty-ircd is licensed under the University of Illinois/NCSA Open Source License.