Anope is a set of Services for IRC networks that allows users to manage their nicks and channels in a secure and efficient way, and administrators to manage their network with powerful tools.
Currently available services are:
- NickServ, a powerful nickname manager that users can use to protect themselves against nick stealing. Each user has its own nickname group, that allows the user to register as many nicks as needed while still being able to take profit of his privileges and to modify the nick configuration. NickServ also has an optional password retrieval feature.
- ChanServ, a powerful channel manager that helps users to administer their channels in a totally customizable way. ChanServ has an internal list of privileged users and banned users that controls accesses on a per-channel basis. It eliminates all takeover problems, because of its powerful op/unban/invite and even mass deop and mass kick functions.
- MemoServ, an helpful companion that allows sending short messages to offline users, that they can then read when they come online later.
- BotServ, an original service that allows users to get a permanent, friendly bot on their channels in an easy way. Each bot can be configured to monitor the channels against floods, repetitions, caps writing, and swearing, and to take appropriate actions. It also can handle user-friendly commands (like !op, !deop, !voice, !devoice, !kick, and many others), say a short greet message when an user joins a channel, and even "take over" ChanServ actions such as auto-opping users, saying the entry notice, and so on. This service can be disabled if you want to save some bandwidth.
- OperServ, the IRCops' and IRC admins' black box, that allows them to manage the list of network bans (also known as AKILL (DALnet) or GLINE (Undernet)), to configure messages displayed to users when they log on, to set modes and to kick users from any channel, to send notices quickly to the entire network, and much more!
- HostServ, a neat service that allows users to show custom vHosts (virtual hosts) instead of their real IP address; this only works on daemons supporting ip cloaking, such as UnrealIRCd, UltimateIRCd and ViagraIRCd.
- HelpServ, a skeleton service used to serve help files. (Removed in 1.9.1+)
Anope 1.8 contains support for the follow IRC daemons:
- Bahamut 1.4.27 or later (including 1.8)
- Charybdis 1.0 or later
- DreamForge 4.6.7
- Hybrid 7 or later
- InspIRCd 1.0 and 1.1 versions
- InspIRCd 1.2
- InspIRCd 2.0
- Plexus 2.0 or later
- Plexus 3.0 or later
- PTLink 6.15 or later
- RageIRCd 2.0 beta-6 or later
- Ratbox 2.0.6 or later
- ShadowIRCd 4.0 beta 7 or later
- Solid IRCd 3.4.6 or later
- Ultimate 2.8.1 or later
- Ultimate 3.0.0 or later
- Unreal 3.1.1 or later
- Unreal 3.2 beta-19 or later
- ViagraIRCd 1.3 or later
Anope 1.9 contains support for the follow IRC daemons:
Anope could also work with some of the daemons derived by the ones listed above, but there's no support for them if they work or don't work.
- Other:ComparisonChart -- A comparison chart of various services packages
This section contains copies of various documentation found in the docs directory in the Anope distribution. The following files can also be read here:
- FAQ -- A list with frequently asked questions and their answers
- Install -- Documentation on how to install Anope
- License -- A copy of the GNU General Public License
Taken from the README file included in /docs