The "ircv3_sts" Module

Description

This module adds support for the IRCv3 Strict Transport Security specification.

Configuration

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

<module name="ircv3_sts">

<connect>

This module extends the core <connect> tags with the following fields:

Name Type Default Value Description
usests Boolean Yes New in v3.1.0! Whether users in this connect class should have a STS policy advertised to them.
Example Usage

Disables STS policy advertisement for users in the LocalIPv4 class:

<connect name="LocalIPv4"
         allow="127.0.0.0/8"
         ...
         usests="no">

<sts>

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

Name Type Default Value Description
host Text None Required! A glob pattern for the hostname a user must send to use STS.
duration Duration 60d The time period that the STS policy should last for.
port Number None Required! The port that clients should connect on securely.
preload Boolean No Whether the STS policy can be included in preload lists.
Example Usage
<sts host="*.example.com"
     duration="60d"
     port="6697"
     preload="yes">

Client Capabilities

Name Description
sts Defines a mechanism for clients to upgrade plaintext IRC connections to TLS.