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       ngIRCd - the next generation IRC daemon


       ngircd [ Options ]


       ngIRCd  is a free open source daemon for the Internet Relay Chat (IRC),
       developed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

       It’s written from scratch and is not based upon the original IRCd  like
       many  others. It is easy to configure, supports server links (even with
       original ircd’s) and runs on hosts with changing IP addresses (such  as
       dial-in networks).

       Currently  supported platforms include AIX, A/UX, FreeBSD, HP-UX, IRIX,
       Linux, Mac OS X, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, and Windows with Cygwin.

       As ngIRCd relies on UNIX  standards  and  uses  GNU  automake  and  GNU
       autoconf  there are good chances that it also supports other UNIX-based
       operating systems as well.


       The default behaviour of ngircd is to read its  standard  configuration
       file  (see  below), to detach from the controlling terminal and to wait
       for clients.

       You can use these options to modify this default:

       -f file, --config file
              Use file as configuration file.

       -n, --nodaemon
              Don’t fork a child and don’t detach from  controlling  terminal.
              All  log  messages  go  to the console and you can use CTRL-C to
              terminate the server.

       -p, --passive
              Disable automatic connections to other servers. You can use  the
              IRC command CONNECT later on as IRC Operator to link this ngIRCd
              to other servers.

       -t, --configtest
              Read, validate and display the configuration; then exit.

              Output version information and exit.

       --help Display a brief help text and exit.


              The system wide default configuration file.
              Default "message of the day" (MOTD).


       Alexander Barton,