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ircd - The Internet Relay Chat Program Server
ircd [-dlinefile filename] [-configfile filename] [-klinefile filename] [-logfile filename] [-pidfile filename] [-resvfile filename] [-xlinefile filename] [-conftest] [-foreground] [-version]
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.
-dlinefile filename 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 running. -configfile filename Specifies the ircd.conf file to be used for this ircdaemon. The option is used to override the default ircd.conf given at compile time. -klinefile filename 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 running. -logfile filename Specifies an alternative logfile to be used than that specified in config.h -pidfile filename Specifies the ircd.pid used. The option is used to override the default ircd.pid given at compile time. -resvfile filename Specifies the resv.conf file to be used for this ircdaemon. The option is used to override the default resv.conf given at compile time. -xlinefile filename Specifies the xline.conf file to be used for this ircdaemon. The option is used to override the default xline.conf given at compile time. -conftest Makes ircd check the ircd.conf for errors -foreground Makes ircd run in the foreground -version Makes ircd print its version, and exit.
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 bootup procedure.
tolsun% bin/ircd 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) 1997,1998,1999,2000,2001 The IRCD-Hybrid project. For full COPYRIGHT see LICENSE file with IRC package.
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irc2.8 and earlier: Jarkko Oikarinen, currently firstname.lastname@example.org. ircd-hybrid-7: IRCD-Hybrid Project, email@example.com. manual page written by Jeff Trim, firstname.lastname@example.org, later modified by email@example.com. modified for ircd-hybrid-7 by Edward Brocklesby, firstname.lastname@example.org. updated by W. Campbell, email@example.com