Gentoo – IRC Server

Want to host your own IRC server on your gentoo box? Well here is how:

Make a backup copy of the original config file:

Now we need to edit the config file so type

Under the [Global] section uncomment and edit the following lines:

Then uncomment the following and leave them at their default settings.

Next under the [Operator] section you can add your server op info:

Now lets add a channel under the [Channel] section:

Save the file and exit. You can now test your install by typing which should give you no errors and display your config. If there are errors correct them and try the config test again. Now make sure your forward ports 6667 and 6668 to your server on your router then start your server and add it to the default runlevel by doing the following:

You should now be able to connect to your new IRC server with an IRC client such as XChat or Pidjin!