ircd-ratbox is the server (daemon) program for the Internet Relay Chat
Program. The ircd-ratbox 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-ratbox for processing
and relaying to other ircd sites.
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.
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.
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.
Specifies an alternative logfile to be used than that specified in config.h
Specifies the ircd.pid used. The option is used to override the default
ircd.pid given at compile time.
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.
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.
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 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.
Places ircd-ratbox 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% ircd-ratbox -foreground
Runs ircd-ratbox 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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