How to load modules on Windows?

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How to load modules on Windows?

Post by Enlil » Fri Oct 28, 2005 12:19 pm

Well, I have Windows XP and I've downloaded the latets version of UnrealIRCd (the v3.2.3). I installed it, and the runned "wircd", and I got an error:

* Loading IRCd configuration ..
[error] ERROR: No cloaking module loaded. (hint: you probably want to load modules\cloak.dll)
[error] If you are upgrading from 3.2 (or any older version), be sure to read the release notes or regarding the cloaking change!
[error] IRCd configuration failed to pass testing

But I don't know at all how to "load modules\cloak.dll" :/

Well, I hope someone will be able to help me :x thanks in advance! :)

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Post by Dukat » Fri Oct 28, 2005 12:50 pm

You can't just double click on the icon and expect it to work. You have to create a configuration file first.

Read the documentation:
(YES, you have to read it all).

Take the example.conf in the doc directory as a starting point to create your own configuration file.
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Post by Solutech » Fri Oct 28, 2005 12:58 pm

Firstly this belongs in support not modules .

Now to the problem .

You say you downloaded and installed , So far so good but nowhere do you say you did the configuration of the .conf file .

The cloak.dll should load fine if you have set your cloak keys in the .conf and you uncommented the lines.

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 /* FOR Windows, uncomment the following 2 lines: */
//loadmodule "modules/commands.dll";
//loadmodule "modules/cloak.dll";
so they should llook like this

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/* FOR Windows, uncomment the following 2 lines: */
loadmodule "modules/commands.dll";
loadmodule "modules/cloak.dll";
Check you have set the keys in your set block .

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/* Network configuration */
set {
	network-name 		"ROXnet";
	default-server 		"";
	services-server 	"";
	stats-server 		"";
	help-channel 		"#ROXnet";
	hiddenhost-prefix	"rox";
	/* prefix-quit 		"no"; */
	/* Cloak keys should be the same at all servers on the network.
	 * They are used for generating masked hosts and should be kept secret.
	 * The keys should be 3 random strings of 5-100 characters
	 * (10-20 chars is just fine) and must consist of lowcase (a-z),
	 * upcase (A-Z) and digits (0-9) [see first key example].
	cloak-keys {
		"and another one";
		"and another one";
	/* on-oper host */
	hosts {
		local		"";
		global		"";
		coadmin		"";
		admin		"";
		servicesadmin 	"";
		netadmin 	"";
		host-on-oper-up "no";
That ought to get you up and running :)

And Dukat if he just ran it then it gives a different error .

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* Loading IRCd configuration ..
[error] Couldn't open "unrealircd.conf": No such file or directory
[error] Could not load config file unrealircd.conf
[error] IRCd configuration failed to load
Its more likely he just missed something .
Yawn. So there's yet another "if the user clicks the button, they're infected" exploit. Why is this news? We already know users are idiots.

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