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IRCD 2.10.3p1 on Redhat 8.0 won't start

Posted on 2003-04-01
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Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I'm trying to get an IRC server running on my linux box.  When I start the service out of init.d with ./ircd start it says it starts ok but when I check the status with ./ircd staus it responds with
ircd dead but subsys locked
I have edited the ircd.conf file for my server.
Any ideas?

Question by:bkern

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jeversol earned 1000 total points
ID: 8253741
You should never never never never never never never run an IRC daemon as root. It cannot be stressed enough never ever ever.

Now that that's out of the way. :) The best way to do an irc server is to create a new user (ircd is a good username). Put the ircd in their home directory, compile it and make sure it works. Then write a cronjob that checks to see if it's running by using the pid, if not spawn it again.

I'm not too hot with cron and scripting, or I'd give you specific examples.

Author Comment

ID: 8293214
Thanks for the advice.  I was working on the same idea when you answered.  It works

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