Changing config without restart

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WilliamWIkked
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Changing config without restart

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Will it hurt the IRCd if I change ./Config options and not restart the IRCd? For example, I want to turn on some functions in ./Config -advanced and not have to restart until the server crashes or box goes down..
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Re: Changing config without restart

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I don't think, if it's already possible, that the changes will become active untill you have done a restart.
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i thought it was possible with rehash which reloads the configuration but i dont know if that applies to linx* but you should be able to do rehash command as oper and it will still do the same thing
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That would reload Unreal's unrealircd.conf file, not changes made by performing the command "./Config".
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I know the changes won't go into effect.. what I am asking is, if the changes will screw up the current version that is running? I just want to recompile now so the next time I need to do something, it will only need restarted..
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It is possible and safe to recompile Unreal while it is running.
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.. but you might (in some cases, depending on the ./Config changes) be unable to /rehash, because the modules are no longer 'fit' for your ircd.
That is, if you did 'make install' or are running from Unreal3.2 dir directly of course..
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