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       ngIRCd - the next generation IRC daemon


       ngircd [ Options ]


       ngIRCd  is a free open source daemon for the Internet Relay Chat (IRC),
       developed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

       It’s written from scratch and is not based upon the original IRCd  like
       many  others. It is easy to configure, supports server links (even with
       original ircd’s) and runs on hosts with changing IP addresses (such  as
       dial-in networks).

       Currently  supported platforms include AIX, A/UX, FreeBSD, HP-UX, IRIX,
       Linux, Mac OS X, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, and Windows with Cygwin.

       As ngIRCd relies on UNIX  standards  and  uses  GNU  automake  and  GNU
       autoconf  there are good chances that it also supports other UNIX-based
       operating systems as well. By default,  ngIRCd  writes  diagnostic  and
       informational messages using the syslog mechanism.


       The  default  behaviour of ngircd is to read its standard configuration
       file (see below), to detach from the controlling terminal and  to  wait
       for clients.

       You can use these options to modify this default:

       -f file, --config file
              Use file as configuration file.

       -n, --nodaemon
              Don’t  fork  a child and don’t detach from controlling terminal.
              All log messages go to the console and you  can  use  CTRL-C  to
              terminate the server.

       -p, --passive
              Disable  automatic connections to other servers. You can use the
              IRC command CONNECT later on as IRC Operator to link this ngIRCd
              to other servers.

       -t, --configtest
              Read, validate and display the configuration; then exit.

       -V, --version
              Output version information and exit.

       -h, --help
              Display a brief help text and exit.


              The system wide default configuration file.
              Default "message of the day" (MOTD).


       It’s  wise  to  use "ngircd --configtest" to validate the configuration
       file after changing it.


       Alexander Barton,


       ngircd.conf(5), ircd(8)