inspircd - A modular C++ IRC Daemon
inspircd [--nofork] [--nolog] [--debug] [--logfile <filename>]
[--runasroot] [--version] [--config <config>]
This manual page documents briefly the inspircd command.
inspircd is a modular C++ IRC Daemon (ircd) for Linux, BSD and Windows
systems created to provide a stable, modern, lightweight irc server
from scratch and provide a vast number of features in a modularised
form using an advanced module API. By keeping the functionality of the
main core to a minimum we hope to increase the stability and speed of
our project and make it customisable to the needs of many users.
InspIRCd is designed primarily to be a custom irc server for the
chatspike irc network (irc.chatspike.net) but we are releasing it into
the public domain under GPL so that you may benefit yourself from our
work. The project is written from scratch, avoiding the inherent
instability under large loads which can be seen in many other irc
server distributions which have the same featureset.
The inspircd command starts the ircd server, using /etc/inspircd.conf
as its configuration file unless used with --config.
These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long
options starting with two dashes (‘-’). A summary of options is
included below. For the complete documentation for inspircd, please
Show summary of options.
Show version of program.
-c, --config <config>
Specify the config file
InspIRCd is fully documented by the inspircd documentation team, which
is viewable at http://inspircd.org/wiki/.
InspIRCd was written by Craig Edwards (Brain), Craig McLure
(FrostyCoolSlug), Robin Burchell (w00t), and more (see
This manual page was written by Darren Blaber <firstname.lastname@example.org>, for
the Debian project (but may be used by others).
June 11, 2007