ircd - The Internet Relay Chat Program Server
- [-dlinefile filename] [-configfile filename] [-klinefile
filename] [-logfile filename] [-pidfile filename] [-resvfile filename]
[-xlinefile filename] [-conftest] [-foreground] [-version]
is the server (daemon) program for the Internet Relay Chat Program.
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
- -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
- -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
- -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
- -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
- Makes ircd check the ircd.conf for errors
- Makes ircd run in the foreground
- 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
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.
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
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
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,
(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.
None... ;-) if somebody finds one, please inform author
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
modified for ircd-hybrid-7 by Edward Brocklesby, email@example.com.
updated by W. Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org