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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. By default,  ngIRCd  writes  diagnostic  and
       informational messages using the syslog mechanism.


       The  default  behavior  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.

       -V, --version
              Output version information and exit.

       -h, --help
              Display a brief help text and exit.


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


       The daemon understands the following signals:

       TERM   Shut down all connections and terminate the daemon.

       HUP    Shut  down all listening sockets, re-read the configuration file
              and re-initialize the daemon.


       It's wise to use "ngircd --configtest" to  validate  the  configuration
       file after changing it.


       When  ngIRCd  is compiled with debug code, that is, its source code has
       been  ./configure'd  with  "--enable-debug"  and/or  "--enable-sniffer"
       (witch  enables debug mode automatically as well), you can use two more
       command line options and two more signals to debug  problems  with  the
       daemon itself or IRC clients:


       -d, --debug
              Enable debug mode and log extra messages.

       -s, --sniffer
              Enable  IRC  protocol  sniffer, which logs all sent and received
              IRC commands to the console/syslog. This  option  requires  that
              ngIRCd   has  been  ./configure'd  with  "--enable-sniffer"  and
              enables debug mode automatically, too.


       USR1   Toggle debug mode on and off during runtime.

       USR2   Dump internal server state to the console/syslog when debug mode
              is on (use command line option --debug or signal USR1).


       Alexander Barton, <>
       Florian Westphal, <>



       ngircd.conf(5), ircd(8)