Chapter 16 Internet Relay Chat Administration

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Internet Relay Chat (IRC) allows users to communicate with each other in real time across a network of Internet servers.

Configuring IRC

Information on configuring IRC is included in usr/internet/irc/example.conf on the Internet Express kit. You can customize your Internet Relay Chat (IRC) server by modifying the configuration file, /usr/internet/irc/lib/ircd/ircd.conf. The configuration options are documented in the comments in this file. After changing the configuration file, you must restart the IRC server (Section : Controlling the IRC Server).

Controlling the IRC Server

To control the IRC server, follow these steps:

  1. From the Administration utility Main menu, choose Manage Components.

  2. From the Manage Components menu, choose IRC Chat Server.

  3. From the IRC Chat Server Administration page, choose Start/Stop the IRC Chat Server.

  4. If the server is currently running, you can:

    • Stop the server by clicking on Stop

    • Restart the server by clicking on Restart

    If the server is currently stopped, you can start the server by clicking on Start.

Note:

IRC is run as single instance servers. Only one instance of this server will be run within the cluster. The /sbin/init.d scripts have been modified to use Cluster Application Availability (CAA) for this service. See Section : Managing Internet Express in a TruCluster Environment for more information on running in a TruCluster environment.