Ubuntu ircd-hybrid

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Ahh the good old IRC server, these things have been letting people chat to each other since 1988. In there most basic form they are chat room servers, pretty much every chat room you’ve used on a web page is connecting to an IRC server. They definitely have a place in computing history as they were used to report on the 1991 Soviet coup d’état attempt and Gulf War during media blackouts. But they have become much more then simple chat rooms, they allow for: File Transfer, Encryption, Proxy, Colour, Channels, Users, and even chat bots.

Sadly the IRC chat room are being replaced by things like MSN and Facebook messenger. They are great to install on web servers because they allow you to include chat rooms into your websites, or just to play with something that’s been such an important part of computing history.

First we need to install “ircd-hybrid”, this is the main IRC server that we’ll be working on:

apt-get install ircd-hybrid

This will install a basic IRC server and run it on ports 6666-6669TCP, you can actually connect to this now buy opening your favourite IRC client (mines epic4) and typing:


At this stage there isn’t much you can do with it, you cant even create a channel and chat to someone, we need to go through some configuration tasks. First lets edit the initial MOTD(Message of the Day) window by editing /etc/ircd-hybrid/ircd.motd:

sudo nano /etc/ircd-hybrid/ircd.motd