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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


       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)