Debian IRC Server

September 2, 2015

I wanted to set up an IRC server on my Debian box so that I can have the build process report its progress in a chatroom in real time.

Install Server

I chose to use inspircd. This can be installed using

# apt-get install inspircd


Edit /etc/inspircd/inspircd.conf so that it listens on all ip addresses, not just the local machine:

<bind address="" port="6667" type="clients">

Edit /etc/defaults/inspircd and enable the server:


Restart the server:

# /etc/init.d/inspircd restart

You should be able to see the server running:

# netstat -nplt | grep inspir
tcp6       0      0 :::6667                 :::*                    LISTEN      25871/inspircd

Tags: irc inspircd ircd debian