This is a quick overview of a number of features to compare different services packages.
[n]: Read Note #n at the bottom of the chart
Note that this is a comparison of core and bundled modules. If something can only be done using a non-bundled module, it'll be marked as unsupported.
- Sometimes also available as Clone Detection.
- RootServ's and JupeServ's features can usually be found in OperServ if RootServ/JupeServ are not available.
- IRC Services uses the term 'LINK' instead of 'GROUP'.
- Retrieving lost passwords may not work if password encryption is enabled.
- IRC Services only supports ircu P9, not P10.
- Channels do not have separate passwords, so this is not applicable
Here is some information about services packages compared above.
|Anope 1.6||The old stable release of the Anope family. Initially released in march 2004, this version does not have all the latest and greatest features, but has proven to be a very stable choice for any net. Anope Homepage|
|Anope 1.8||The stable release of the Anope family. Being in constant development, this version contains all of the latest and greatest features has to offer in a number of tested releases. It is stable enough to run at most IRC networks. Anope Homepage|
|IRC Services 5||The original IRC services. Functioning as a base for Anope, Epona and Sirv, IRC Services has a long history. With its own unique twist to the term 'services' this package is a good alternative to Anope. IRC Services Homepage|
|Sirv 2.9.0||Ancient but still in use. Development on sirv has stopped quite some time ago, leaving it behind most other services packages out there. Development has started again a few months ago, and Sirv 3 is racing to it's release date. Sirv Homepage|
|Sirv 3||The next generation of Sirv, designed for perfect integration with Bahamut 1.8. It's a rework of various parts of sirv2. Sirv Homepage|
|Epona 1.4||The last original version of Epona. After Epona had died on version 1.4.14, Anope picked it up and improved it even more. There has been a few months of work on it after 1.4.14, but nothing really big happened to it. Version 1.4.14 is still the classic Epona version. Epona Homepage|
|ratbox-services 1.0||A new set of services written mainly by Lee Hardy, one of the authors of ircd-ratbox (which forked from ircd-hybrid 7). Ratbox-services Homepage|
|srvx 1.3||Released in Feb 21, 2005, this services package was designed for ircu p10 networks, providing dalnet-style services (NickServ, etc) for networks using these ircds. srvx Homepage|
|Atheme 5.2||Atheme is a set of services that are extremely modular and extremely flexible, released under the atheme.org public license. Atheme's homepage|
|HybServ2||HybServ2 is an old services package for TSora ircds. Many forks of it exist, such as dancer-services which is used on freenode. The code is widely agreed to be very ugly. HybServ2 homepage|
|KickServices 0.6||KickServices is a fork off Auspice that has been in development since late 2001. While Auspice's code quality is disastrous at best, there has been alot of work rewriting integral parts of services and improving the stability while retaining most of the original features. KickServices Homepage|