fast, scalable irc server


All systems
Debian Debian
apt-get install charybdis
apt-get install charybdis
apk add charybdis
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apt-get install charybdis
Windows (WSL2)
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install charybdis
apt-get install charybdis
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fast, scalable irc server

Charybdis is a highly scalable IRC server which presently implements the IRCv3.1 client protocol with some additional components of IRCv3.2. Development of charybdis began in 2005 as a proposed replacement to freenode’s hyperion ircd, designed for use by any network, with roots in ircd-ratbox and ircu. Over time, charybdis has developed, tested and demonstrated many of the features commonly seen in modern IRC networks. Interesting features that Charybdis has include: * SASL support — charybdis was the first IRC server to implement SASL support, resulting in the IRCv3 SASL standards. * DNS blocklist support * Augmented banlist criteria through “extbans” * Channel forwarding (channel mode +f) * Optional hostname/IP cloaking (through modules, either usermode +h or +x) * Colorcode stripping (channel mode +c) * CALLERID (user mode +g) with automatic accept when you send a PM * TLS encrypted client and server connections * Multi-process sandbox architecture for enhanced security, scalability and robustness * Easy to understand configuration * A complete user and operator’s manual Many of the largest networks in the world use charybdis-based IRC servers, including freenode, EsperNet, DarkMyst and others, because of it’s proven scalability, security and robustness track records