ShadowIRCd FAQ -------------- Q: Why does ShadowIRCd not have remote includes? A: Remote Includes are a possible security risk due to possible MITM attacks 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.