Man page for apt-get ircd hybrid Command
This tutorial shows the man page for man ircd hybrid in linux.
Open terminal with 'su' access and type the command as shown below:
man ircd hybrid
Result of the Command Execution shown below:
ircd The IRCD Hybrid Internet Relay Chat server
ircd [ configfile filename] [ dlinefile filename] [ klinefile filename] [ xlinefile filename] [ logfile filename] [ pidfile filename] [ foreground]
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)
and other compatible programs with messages and commands. All commands and user messages are passed directly to the ircd for processing and relaying to
other IRC servers.
This is ircd hybrid, the highly modified (and hopefully improved) variant of the original ircd program by Jarkko Oikarinen.
Specifies the ircd.conf file to be used for this ircd. The option is used to override the default ircd.conf given at compile time. By default, this is
"etc/ircd.conf" within the prefix you installed the ircd in.
Specifies the files to be used for D lines (host bans), K lines (hostmask bans), and X lines (gecos bans), which by default are within the etc/
directory of your installation prefix as dline.conf, kline.conf, and xline.conf.
Specifies an alternative logfile to be used than that specified in defaults.h
Specifies the file used by the ircd to store its process ID. The option is used to override the default ircd.pid given at compile time.
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 IRC servers. This file contains the hostnames, IP addresses, and sometimes passwords for connections to
other ircds around the world.
The example ircd.conf in the etc/ directory documents itself. Read it carefully or you may expose a risk on your network simply by having your ircd running!
BOOTING THE SERVER
It is sufficient to type ircd at the command line to start ircd hybrid into the background. If you wish to run ircd in the foreground (perhaps for debugging
purposes), use the foreground parameter.
The ircd hybrid package in your distribution may ship with an rc script which handles this for you. In Debian, it is /etc/init.d/ircd hybrid.