InspIRCd v4 is still early in development!

If you use this branch you may experience crashes, weird behaviour, and unannounced breaking changes.

You probably want to use InspIRCd v3 instead.

The "showwhois" Module (v4)


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="showwhois">


This module extends the core <class:privs> field with the following values:

Name Description
users/secret-whois Allows server operators to /WHOIS users without informing them.
Example Usage

Allows server operators with the class named BasicOper to /WHOIS users without informing them.

<class name="BasicOper"
       privs="... users/secret-whois ...">


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.
Example Usage
<showwhois opersonly="no">

User Modes

Name Character Type Parameter Syntax Usable By Description
showwhois W Switch None Depends on <showwhois:opersonly> Informs the user when someone does a /WHOIS query on their nick.