ZNC (IRC Bouncer)

Super simple installation of ZNC bouncer on Debian / Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install build-essential libssl-dev libperl-dev pkg-config
cd /usr/local/src; sudo wget http://znc.in/releases/znc-latest.tar.gz
sudo tar -xzvf znc-latest.tar.gz

open the extracted znc folder, znc* (following znc* – is the version, type “znc” & just press TAB, this will auto fill in)

cd znc*
sudo make
sudo make install

Let’s create a new user apart from ‘root’, in this case it’s user called “znc“, enter password & you can leave all of the asked info for this user empty.

adduser znc
su znc; cd ~
/usr/local/bin/znc --makeconf

Continue filling in info, no need to add IRC server at this moment, then choose a PORT & at the end say YES to start ZNC.
After starting ZNC open web browser & go to: https://SERVER-IP:PORT, That’s it!

– If you have any questions, you are more than welcome to ask them in the comments below.
– In case you need help ASAP, use your IRC client to join #Help / #HelpDesk on irc.freenode.net:6697
– You can also use [IRC CHAT] section within this blog, it will connect you to Freenode, after which you would join those same 2 channels #Help & #HelpDesk.

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