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InspIRCd Spanning Tree (1.2)
This section will be expanded as we add to the protocol. Protocol changes will be generally backwards-compatible with previous major versions. Major version changes (e.g. 1.1 to 1.2) usually mean major protocol changes. Any changes to the protocol in minor releases will not usually break previous releases unless absolutely necessary (e.g. to fix an exploit or race condition).
Linking a server into an InspIRCd spanning tree is relatively straightforward for anyone who's handled IRC servers and their protocols before. InspIRCd's protocol is a UID/SID based protocol similar in behaviour to the TS6 protocol used by some other ircds (for example when merging channels and dealing with collisions).
Please note that the InspIRCd spanning tree protocol is not related in any way to the CISCO Spanning Tree Protocol used in local area networks. The name of our protocol comes from the mathematical name for the tree structure it represents, similar to the reason for their naming.
Due to the advanced and detailed nature of the InspIRCd protocol, from 1.2 onwards it is split into multiple sections for easier searching and readability. Please choose the section you require from the list below: