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Re: Bug#424844: ITP: ircservices -- Nick/channel/other services for IRC networks

Tim Retout writes:

> On Thu, 2007-05-17 at 13:41 +0200, Kurt Roeckx wrote:
>> On Thu, May 17, 2007 at 11:59:41AM +0100, Tim Retout wrote:
>> >  IRC Services is a system of services to be used with Internet Relay Chat
>> >  networks. It provides for definitive nickname and channel ownership, as
>> >  well as the ability to send messages ("memos") to offline users, and
>> >  gives IRC operators considerably more control over the network.
>> We have a few irc server packages in Debian.  It's unlikely that it
>> works with all of them.  Do you know with which it does work?
> Several, according to the table at:
> http://www.ircservices.za.net/download/testing/docs/2.html#1
> I've tested with ircd-hybrid, but it should also do ircd-ircu and
> ircd-irc2. It might work with oftc-hybrid, if it's a close enough fork
> of ircd-hybrid, but I'm not sure.

That page shows compatibility with ircd-ircu 2.9.x using the p9
protocol.  That is at least eight years old (ircu's current CVS
archive does not go back far enough to show any 2.9 release), and the
p9 protocol is not supported by the version of ircu that is currently
in Debian.  A quick glance at both the 5.0.61 and 5.1-pre1 source code
for ircservices shows that it still uses p9 rather than p10.

Michael Poole

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