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 "channames" Module


This module allows the server administrator to define what characters are allowed in channel names.


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

<module name="">


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

Name Type Default Value Description
allowrange No. Range None The character ranges to allow in a channel name. This overrides denyrange if they overlap.
denyrange No. Range None The character ranges to disallow in a channel name.
Example Usage

Bans characters other than letters, numbers, #, -, and ..

<channames allowrange="35,45-46"

Special Notes

The following characters have special meaning in the IRC protocol and will never be allowed in a channel name: