ZNC is the recomended IRC Bouncer by Freeshells.org. ZNC comes pre-installed on all of our shell servers and can be run simply by typing
znc --makeconf but if you have reason to compile the bouncer from source, you are more than welcome to do so.
To install the ZNC Bouncer you will need a shell account. Obtain an account and in the terminal you will need to issue the following commands:
- Download the ZNC software by typing:
--helpto see other configure options)
(if you are on a dedicated server and your CPU has more than one core, you can use
make -jXwhere X is the number of CPU cores to speed up compilation)
Please note that compiling can take 5-10 minutes or more.
Once you have installed znc, you can use
znc --makeconf to make a configuration file for ZNC during the first time you use it. This config is stored in ~/.znc under the user you run it as. You should create a dedicated non root user to run znc under.
ZNC is run by just executing