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Huseyn26
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IRC Server Name

Post by Huseyn26 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:31 pm

How To Add IRC Server Name To unrealircd.conf?for entering my server i typing my ip adress.But I want type a irc.example.com.how to do it?

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Re: IRC Server Name

Post by Huseyn26 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:04 pm

No One Knows That?

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Re: IRC Server Name

Post by katsklaw » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:47 pm

You need to setup dns for that. Search this forum and google. There are thousands of pages on the subject.

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Re: IRC Server Name

Post by Huseyn26 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:44 am

Pls Say any link of tutorial to Setup DNS.

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Re: IRC Server Name

Post by Averell » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:45 pm

Hello Huseyn26. There are many solutions, but most of them need that you own a domain name (the domain "example.com", for example). As I don't know what your wishes are, I briefly explain the most current case:

1) you have got a website from a webhoster A, let's say http://mywebsite.com, and you have bought the domain name mywebsite.com. The webhoster set up his domain name server (dns) with this name, so that invoking http://mywebsite.com lets the visitor download the main index.html file of your website.
2) you have a shell account at another hoster (let's call him B), which lets you run linux processes such as an ircd, anope, an eggdrop and any other valuable thing. This shell account has a static ip, let's say 1.2.3.4.
3) The hoster A lets you likely set up a subdomain "irc" of your main domain mywebsite.com by the way of an administrative interface. If not, change of hoster (or pay him more....)! By this way, you can define the association between irc.mywebsite.com and the ip 1.2.3.4 . It will automatically set up their dns. That's all! The visitor could then access to the irc server by the link irc.mywebsite.com .

If you don't like to pay, there are solutions like no-ip.com which lets you associate a subdomain of your choice *dot* one of their domains (zapto.org for example) to the ip 1.2.3.4. They are known to associate your home computer to a static host, even if you have a dynamic ip address.

If you run your ircd on your (Windows) computer and wish to access this server by connecting your irc client to irc.example.com , you can also define the following association in the file C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts :

127.0.0.1 irc.example.com

This solution is simply "fun" since you have not to own the domain "example.com": you can choose any domain name that you want. The bad new is, that you are the only one able to connect, since the client and the server must run on the same machine (or eventually, on the same LAN if there are more than one computer at home).

Hope this helps,

Averell

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