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       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 ( 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

       -h, --help
              Show summary of options.

       -v, --version
              Show version of program.

       -c, --config <config>
              Specify the config file


       InspIRCd  is fully documented by the inspircd documentation team, which
       is viewable at


       InspIRCd  was  written  by  Craig   Edwards   (Brain),   Craig   McLure
       (FrostyCoolSlug),    Robin    Burchell    (w00t),    and    more   (see

       This manual page was written by Darren Blaber <>,  for
       the Debian project (but may be used by others).

                                 June 11, 2007