Ergo – modern IRC server, written in Go

Ergo is a modern IRCd (IRC server software). It differs in many ways from conventional IRC servers.

Ergo is a fork of the Ergonomadic IRC daemon.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Simple to set up and use.
  • Combining the features of an ircd, a services framework, and a bouncer (integrated account management, history storage, and bouncer functionality).
  • Bleeding-edge IRCv3 support suitable for use as an IRCv3 reference implementation.
  • High customizability via a rehashable (i.e., reloadable at runtime) YAML config.
  • Integrated services: NickServ for user accounts, ChanServ for channel registration, and HostServ for vanity hosts.
  • Bouncer-like features: storing and replaying history, allowing multiple clients to use the same nickname.
  • UTF-8 nick and channel names with rfc7613 (PRECIS).
  • Native TLS/SSL support, including support for client certificates.
  • yaml configuration.
  • Updating server config and TLS certificates on-the-fly (rehashing).
  • SASL authentication.
  • LDAP support.
  • Supports multiple languages (you can also set a default language for your network).
  • Advanced security and privacy features (support for requiring SASL for all logins, cloaking IPs, and running as a Tor hidden service).
  • Extensible privilege system for IRC operators.
  • ident lookups for usernames.
  • Automated client connection limits.
  • Passwords stored with bcrypt, a password-hashing function.
  • UBAN, a unified ban system that can target IPs, networks, masks, and registered accounts (KLINE and DLINE are also supported).
  • Focus on developing with specifications.

Support: User Guide, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Daniel Oaks, Shivaram Lingamneni
License: MIT License

Ergo is written in Go. Learn Go with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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