What is ngIRCd
ngIRCd is a free open source server for Internet Relay Chat (IRC), which is being developed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It has been written from scratch and is consequently, unlike most other IRC daemons, not based on the originator, the daemon of the IRCNet.
Set up ngIRCd on Alpine Linux
This document will be a very quick c/p guide to setup ngIRCd on Alpine Linux.
The ngircd.conf is a sample configuration file for the ngIRCd IRC daemon, which must be customized to the local preferences and needs.
You will find a lot of configuration lines to uncomment and configure. At least you have to set the IRC Channels you want to use, that is under [Channel]. e.g.:
[Channel] # Name of the channel Name = #Support # Topic for this channel Topic = Support Channel - Please ask :) # Initial channel modes Modes = p # initial channel password (mode k) ;Key = Secret # Key file, syntax for each line: "<user>:<nick>:<key>". # Default: none. ;KeyFile = /etc/ngircd/#chan.key # maximum users per channel (mode l) ;MaxUsers = 23
Note: You can add all the channels you want!!
Start irc server and add to boot
Now, connect to your IRC Server ip number, with your choice of IRC Client.