dmb writes: After a year of hard work, the long awaited InspIRCd 1.1 has just been released. " InspIRCd is a highly configurable, highly extensible, high performance IRCd written for modern needs by modern programmers in C++ to cater for the next generation of IRC usage. " InspIRCd includes non-blocking SQL integration support(which other IRCDs charge for as modules), SSL support and much more. "InspIRCd is at this juncture ready to take over networks large and small and power your chat into the future and beyond." See also the wikipedia article, Irc Junkie, and the InspIRCd 1.1 release notes .