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       dancer-ircd - an IRC server


       ircd   [-d  filename]  [-f  filename]  [-h  hostname] [-k filename] [-l
              filename] [-n] [-v] [-x debuglevel]


       dancer-ircd is  the  IRC  server  used  by  FreeNode  Network  (amongst
       others),  built in an effort to overcome the anachronisms, limitations,
       and hysterical raisins of traditional IRC servers.


       -d filename
              Where to find the D:line config file.

       -f filename
              Where to find the main config file.

       -h hostname
              Specify the server name this ircd will be. This  should  usually
              match it’s primary hostname.

       -k filename
              Where to find the K:line config file.

       -l filename
              Where to write the logfile.

       -n     Do not fork, run in the foreground.

       -v     Print version and exit.

       -x debuglevel
              Sets the debug level. Higher is more data. Only effective if the
              ircd was compiled for debugging.


       (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) 1999-2003 Andrew Suffield

       Various  other  people  have  written  or contributed to this ircd, see
       connect to it and use "/info" in your IRC client for a fuller list.

       See /usr/share/doc/dancer-ircd/copyright




       There is more detailed documentation on some of the features of dancer-
       ircd  to  be  found in /usr/share/doc/dancer-ircd, contained within the
       dancer-ircd-doc package.


       Jarkko Oikarinen, currently, manual page written  by
       Jeff     Trim,,     later    modified    by

       Rewritten 2001  by  Andrew  Suffield  <>,  for  the
       Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                                 7 August 2001                  dancer-ircd(8)