Nearly two months have passed since our first Alpha release. We are pleased to announce the fifth Alpha release of cerberus. There are numerous fixes since the previous alpha releases. Notably, weve now added some basic documentation in the form of a README file to ease installation and use of the program. We also added a KLINE abstraction layer, which is used with the Channel Blocking module, and will be used for new modules requiring ban functionality in the future.... read more
After extensive testing and development, the cerberus development team is releasing an alpha version of the network operator service for public scrutiny and for more extensive testing. The current version is designed to be modular and support pluggable modules in its native language, Perl. The program provides operator services, not IRC services in the conventional NickServ/ChanServ sense.
Unlike other services presently available, cerberus provides seamless support for the new TS6 protocol, as described in the Lee Hardys proposal, which can be found at http://www.leeh.co.uk/ircd/TS6.txt. We support this protocol alone, which functions for networks running ircd-hybrid 7.1 or ircd-ratbox-2 on all servers and do not have plans to extend support to other IRC server software. This is in accordance with our philosophy, providing better support for one type of software rather than providing poor support for many. ... read more