IRC Defender is a security package written in Perl made for small to medium sized networks. Its written in Perl and fully modular.
It took some time to release version 1.5. Developer Thunderhacker explains: “InspIRCd became far more popular than he (Brain, ed.) expected and development of Defender got pushed to the side. Shortly after I took over I went back to school, so my schoolwork pushed its development aside. Now that school is out for the summer I will be doing a lot more development.”
Although newer versions are always available over SVN the team recommends stable releases if stability is important.
IRC-Junkie asked what’s new in the release. “Along with the addition of a couple of modules this release fixes many bugs that have been found over the months. Aside from that not much of the functionality has changed.”
“As Defender is primarily a services package for ChatSpike, I am currently working on modifying the InspIRCd link module for their new 1.2 release. There is a copy of the partially completed module in SVN. I will keep it updated nightly with any progress I make on it.”
Finally Thunderhacker likes to express a few thanks, “I’d also like to add a thanks to everyone who has helped with development. I have credited everyone in the changelog and also in comments on SVN commits. In particular I’d like to thank satmd and w00t for their help with support in the help channel during my absence and also OUTsider for his work on the P10 link module as he has become an unofficial developer of that part of Defender.”
Thanks to Greg for the tip.