and such and do not prevent server owners making changes that you do not
want them to so they have little point. It is recommended to use rsync or
a git/hg cron job to pull in remote configuration files.
+Q: Does ShadowIRCd support Windows?
+A: No. There is no point in running IRCd on windows, aside perhaps as a quick
+ testnet. If you feel like doing it anyway, the best thing to try would be
+ some form of VM. We've heard that it doesn't compile on cygwin. We also
+ have no interest in supporting windows in the future. If you're looking
+ to start up an IRC network, you should really look into buying a VPS or
+ shell from a decent provider.
+Q: I want shun, m_invisible, unreal-style m_spy, saquit, etc!
+A: ShadowIRCd does not intend to ever implement such features. They have
+ little to no legitimate use, amazing abuse potential, and are inferior to
+ other methods. If for some reason you cannot live without such features,
+ you should probably use another ircd.
+Q: What services should I run with ShadowIRCd?
+A: The ShadowIRCd team highly recommends Atheme IRC Services (www.atheme.net),
+ which is known to support ShadowIRCd properly and is a great services
+ package overall. ShadowIRCd may work with Anope 1.8.x using the charybdis
+ protocol module and 1.9.x using the ratbox protocol module, but it is not
+ recommended and it has not been tested by the ShadowIRCd developers.