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 "chghost" Module


This module adds the /CHGHOST command which allows server operators to change the displayed hostname of a user.


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

<module name="">


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

Name Type Default Value Description
charmap Text ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.-_/0123456789 The characters which are allowed in a hostname.
Example Usage

Allows hostnames to contain letters, numbers, /, -, .', and__`.

<hostname charmap="ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.-_/0123456789">


Name Parameter Count Syntax Description
CHGHOST 2 <nickname> <hostname> Changes the displayed hostname of <nickname> to <hostname>.

Example Usage

Changes the hostname of Sadie to wibble.wobble:

/CHGHOST Sadie wibble.wobble

Special Notes

This command only changes the displayed hostname of a user. Their real hostname will remain intact and still will match against bans.