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ircd - The Internet Relay Chat Program Server
ircd [-dlinefile filename] [-configfile filename] [-klinefile
filename] [-logfile filename] [-pidfile filename] [-foreground]
ircd is the server (daemon) program for the Internet Relay Chat
Program. The ircd is a server in that its function is to "serve" the
client program irc(1) with messages and commands. All commands and
user messages are passed directly to the ircd for processing and
relaying to other ircd sites.
Specifies the D-line file to be used. This file is used for
both reading D-lines at startup, and writing to while ircd is
Specifies the ircd.conf file to be used for this ircdaemon. The
option is used to override the default ircd.conf given at
Specifies the K-line file to be used. This file is used for
both reading K-lines at startup, and writing to while ircd is
Specifies an alternative logfile to be used than that specified
Specifies the ircd.pid used. The option is used to override the
default ircd.pid given at compile time.
Makes ircd run in the foreground
Makes ircd print its version, and exit.
-debug Makes ircd start in debug mode. Ircd must be compiled in
DEBUGMODE for this to work.
If you plan to connect your ircd server to an existing Irc-Network, you
will need to alter your local IRC configuration file (typically named
"ircd.conf") so that it will accept and make connections to other ircd
servers. This file contains the hostnames, Network Addresses, and
sometimes passwords for connections to other ircds around the world.
Because description of the actual file format of the "ircd.conf" file
is beyond the scope of this document, please refer to the file INSTALL
in the IRC source files documentation directory.
BOOTING THE SERVER
The ircd server can be started as part of the Unix boot procedure or
just by placing the server into Unix Background. Keep in mind that if
it is not part of your Unix’s boot-up procedure then you will have to
manually start the ircd server each time your Unix is rebooted. This
means if your Unix is prone to crashing or going for for repairs a lot
it would make sense to start the ircd server as part of your UNIX
Places ircd into Unix background and starts up the server for use.
Note: You do not have to add the "&" to this command, the program will
automatically detach itself from tty.
leguin% bin/ircd -foreground
Runs ircd in the foreground.
(c) 1988,1989 University of Oulu, Computing Center, Finland,
(c) 1988,1989 Department of Information Processing Science, University
of Oulu, Finland
(c) 1988,1989,1990,1991 Jarkko Oikarinen
(c) 1997-2004 The IRCD-Hybrid project.
For full COPYRIGHT see LICENSE file with IRC package.
None... ;-) if somebody finds one, please inform author
irc2.8 and earlier: Jarkko Oikarinen, currently email@example.com.
ircd-hybrid-7: IRCD-Hybrid Project, firstname.lastname@example.org.
manual page written by Jeff Trim, email@example.com, later
modified by firstname.lastname@example.org.
modified for ircd-hybrid-7 by Edward Brocklesby,
updated by W. Campbell, email@example.com
ircd-hybrid-7 25 Oct 2001 IRCD(8)