InspIRCd v2 is coming to the end of its lifetime!

Fixes for security vulnerabilities will be provided until 2021-01-01 but after this date v2 will no longer be maintained.

InspIRCd v3 contains many new features including full support for all currently ratified IRCv3 extensions and WebSocket connections.

InspIRCd v3 installation instructions are available here and a list of breaking changes is available here.

The "chanfilter" Module


This module adds channel mode g (filter) which allows channel operators to define glob patterns for inappropriate phrases that are not allowed to be used in the channel.


To load this module use the following <module> tag:

<module name="">


The <chanfilter> tag defines settings about how the chanfilter module should behave. This tag can only be defined once.

Name Type Default Value Description
hidemask Boolean No Whether users can see the inappropriate phrase that their message matched.
Example Usage
<chanfilter hidemask="no">

Channel Modes

Name Character Type Parameter Syntax Description
filter g List <glob> Prevents users from sending messages that match <glob>.

Example Usage

Prevents users from saying the phrase "fluffy capybara":

/MODE #channel +g *fluffy?capybara*


Name Description
filter Allows exempted users to send messages that contain censored phrases.

Special Notes

The chanfilter module does not allow filters longer than 35 bytes to be added. This limit will be raised and made customisable in the next release.

Due to limitations of the IRC protocol filters containing spaces can not be added.