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 "showwhois" Module


This module adds user mode W (showwhois) which allows users to be informed when someone does a /WHOIS query on their nick.


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

<module name="">


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

Name Type Default Value Description
opersonly Boolean Yes Whether user mode W (showwhois) can only be used by server operators.
showfromopers Boolean Yes Whether to inform users of an oper doing a /WHOIS query on their nick.
Example Usage
<showwhois opersonly="no"

User Modes

Name Character Type Parameter Syntax Description
showwhois W Switch None Informs the user when someone does a /WHOIS query on their nick.