[ircd-ratbox] ircd-ratbox-2.0rc7 released

Aaron Sethman androsyn at ratbox.org
Thu Jun 24 19:06:44 EDT 2004

MD5 (ircd-ratbox-2.0rc7.tgz) = d058b924d591bcf49cde068a61d5defd

This is the current beta release version of the 'devel' tree of ircd-ratbox.

NOTE: THIS IS BETA CODE.  It is run at your own risk.  By running this
       code you assume FULL responsibility for any problems it may cause.  We
       do NOT recommend this code is run on production servers.

doc/whats-new.txt contains important lists of changes between 2.0 and 1.4 -
it is important you read this file before upgrading.

-- ircd-ratbox-2.0rc7
- try to autoconnect on startup
- nick resvs now allow @ and # like xlines do
- refix poll() brokeness
- fix redundant dline checking
- fix fuserlog and failed connection notices to show where a user is identd
   or not
- rename invisible to hidden_oper for 1.x compatability
- remove restricted flag from auth {};
- add support for make DESTDIR and configure allowing more configurable
   paths for modules, helpfiles, etc..
- fix resource exhaustion issue with unregistered clients
- fix stats Z counter rollerover issue, report kB instead of bytes

-- ircd-ratbox-2.0rc6
- we werent opening logfiles properly on boot
- stats T shows how many clients are in delayed exit
- fix a core with logging glines from hyb6 servers
- add a "client_auth" hook so people can hook into clients connecting
- add back io send debug hooks
- nick delay length is now in stats z
- kills are now in their own logfile, fname_killlog and formatted nicer
- kline log has been rewritten to be machine parsable
   see doc/logfiles.txt
- unresv over encap had wrong parc count
- add operspy/hidden_oper to shown operprivs
- fix for poll() issues with cpu
- contrib/m_olist.c now has operspy logging
- cleaned up how we test and mark clients as dead to (hopefully) fix a core

-- ircd-ratbox-2.0rc5
- fix rejected clients sometimes also ending up on the abort_list
- append reason to joining juped channel notice
- dont replace a clients ident when theyre unidented, if its supposed
   to be spoofed

-- ircd-ratbox-2.0rc4
- fix expiry of temp xlines/resvs
- split stats q/Q and x/X to show temp/perm
- fix problem with ::1 as a host
- fix select() support
- fix operspy logging on /who !*mask*
- add ELIST 005 numeric
- allow servers to issue version requests, for compatibility
- /quote set maxclients is now an alias for /quote set max
- update of manpage via Jeremy
- raise default split_delay to 60s
- add rehash TXLINES/TRESVS
- fix reject cache free()'ing a dlink_node it doesnt allocate
- all /quote set options now use n!u at h{oper} instead of nick
- fix a couple of tests for deadness after parsing data
- fix coming out of splitmode when we use split_delay and we arent
   out of split anymore when the delay ends
- fix a possible double exit of aborted clients
- prefix the exempt notice for Y: properly

-- ircd-ratbox-2.0rc3
- dont allow external messages to a +m channel
- fix an IO error with rejected clients
- match() speedup for special case of "*"
- remove some debug asserts that are quite evil
- fix propagation of TS6 JOIN on +k channels
- DEFAULT_SENDQ is now 20mb
- default sendq_eob is now 0 rather than DEFAULT_SENDQ, so itll just fall
   back to class sendq if its not set.
- EOB command is gone, now always emulated over PING/PONG, fixing a
   bug with sendq_eob
- fix SID leak in PONG
- fix invalid error string in "Error connecting to.." notice on timeout
- fix a memory leak with local clients
- add sendq_eob to stats Y
- fix the reject cache list ordering
- quick and simple channel list searches on min/max users: LIST <n,>m
- misplaced ':' in stats T
- remove bogus assert in free_conf()

-- ircd-ratbox-2.0rc2
- only attempt to propagate modes if we actually need to
- updated convertilines to take account of new conf format
- ilog() now properly handles an error during writing
- rehash/SIGHUP now close/reopen logfiles
- reject list is now ordered by time, for efficiency
- fix the time_t formatting stuff, now always uses %ld, casted to (long)
- fix remote klines that werent accepted causing a rehash
- fix no libz and compression check in parser
- we were (wrongly) showing 'E' in stats C if a servers password is
- added an (unused) type field to xlines over ENCAP, for compatibility with
   other ircds which have it.  Temporary xlines, or xlines sent over a hyb6
   hub will NOT work between between 2.0rc2 and earlier versions anymore.
- implemented operspy stuff, same as 1.x
- added m_testmask.c, given a user at host mask, gives anonymous stats on how
   many local/remote clients match the mask:
   <- :stable.lan 724 anfl *@*.goat 1 0 :Local/remote clients match
- fixed problems when removing modes due to an SJOIN/JOIN if MAXMODEPARAMS
   wasnt 4
- fix a buffer overflow when removing bans
- ignore ERR_NOSUCHSERVER directed at us, happens naturally now.
- removed warning when clock runs backwards, happens naturally from ntp
- first param of RPL_STATSXLINE is now the amount of times that xline has
   been used to reject a client
- "SAFELIST" added to 005
- rewrote testline to be somewhat more useful
- added testgecos to test a gecos against xlines
- fix a core on an external privmsg to a -n channel
- check for empty sjoins more thoroughly

-- ircd-ratbox-2.0rc1
- fix servlink errors with high fds
- fix typo in conf parser, "autocon" instead of "autoconn"
- add a quick netwide EOB via PING/PONG
- add challenge.pl, for irssi
- fixed LOCOPS to go over ENCAP when no CAP_CLUSTER is available
- fix core on passworded auth when user doesnt send a password
- added hash statistics via stats B
- fixed the server ip hiding mess.  HIDE_SERVERS_IPS now either hides to
   everyone or noone.
- fix core in CIDR channel bans
- make channel hash bigger for better results
- fixed dead clients ending up on abort list
- operspy log [and others] had a double \n
- fix core in AWAY
- gline/klinelog were inverted
- fix possible core in rejectcache when walking the patricia
- ClearOper() was setting clients to have local handlers
- fix a buffer overflow in MODE
- fix a nick delay core
- unglines are now logged in a consistent format with glines
- balloc now memset()'s on alloc
- locops propagation was missing a ':'
- convertconf is gone
- default compression_level is now 4
- fixed remote ban logic, which caused a desync
- always use "0::1" etc instead of "::1" in sockhost, as it breaks TS6.

-- ircd-ratbox-2.0b5
- AWAYLEN added to 005, shows maximum length of an away message.  Default is
   now 90, not TOPICLEN
- kick/part/quit now use REASONLEN (120) rather than TOPICLEN
- challenge.irc update
- fix a core when using rsa keys in operator {};
- fix challenge not working for the first user=""; line in operator {};
- log for outbound connect is now "*[name] @host" over "*[host] @host"
- updated example_module.c documenting new API [via koitsu]
- {compressed|encrypted|topicburst|autoconn} = {yes|no} is gone in connect
   {}; - replaced with flags = compressed, encrypted, topicburst, autoconn;
   for consistency
- fixed problem with long passwords
- fixed strdup() check
- fix servlink overstepping bounds of array
- fixed global capabs to not lose capabilities we dont ourselves support
- disallow servernames beginning with a digit, as they break TS6
- fix errors when attempting to send to clients we just had a read error for
- allow blank gecos fields
- fixed modules not removing hooks properly on unload

-- ircd-ratbox-2.0b4
- fixed stats L
- fixed hunt_server() breaking parv[]
- fix the configure tests for darwin
- fix the hostname hash
- HTM is gone - it didnt work properly
- TRACE no longer lists unknowns to remote opers
- fixed kline checking on spoofs, need to test bitmask rather than
- fixed a core when a user on a TS6 server joined a +lk channel
- m_join.c is now a core module
- fixed a core in /info
- fixed /who leaking hopcount during flatten_links
- fixed serverhiding leaks
- fixed dns/host issue with ::1
- fixed local +beI to collapse ** into *

-- ircd-ratbox-2.0b3
- fix ipv6 on openbsd
- fix a possible core when parsing auth {};
- spoofs are now checked against klines
- speedups to kline finding
- fixed up contrib/
- ltrace/omode in contrib are gone
- added LOC_CHANNELLEN, max length of a channel local user may join,
   currently 50
- fix the user exit log
- trace spy now contains target param if its a single user
- fixed KILL logic for TS6
- fixed error logging in init_netio()
- fixed PRIVMSG/NOTICE to not bounce back to source on fake direction

-- ircd-ratbox-2.0b2
- new hash function which should ease collisions on UIDs
- fix to remove local clients from &me.serv->clients, which broke map count
- broken writev() support removed
- fixed problem with kill reasons
- fixed trace
- removed support for sigio
- support for global capabilities
- support for propagating temp xlines/resvs, note these can only be done to
   2.x servers
- remote servers can now introduce nicks beginning with a digit
- fix a core with invalid nicks
- added SIDs to /map
- support for remote commands (kline, unkline etc) over ENCAP
- proper encap handlers in struct Message.  This breaks any modules designed
   for 2.0b1 -- to fix add "mg_ignore," after the server handler.
- fix various problems with connect blocks that are marked for removal being
- UIDs from a remote server are now validated

-- ircd-ratbox-2.0b1
No release notes, please see whats-new.txt


BUGS: Major bugs in this release are listed in BUGS

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$Id: RELNOTES,v 1.106 2004/06/24 22:57:32 androsyn Exp $

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