irc server on Raspberry Pi for intranet only

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milkyway
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irc server on Raspberry Pi for intranet only

Post by milkyway » Fri May 12, 2017 7:48 am

Hey guys,

I'm trying to set up an irc server on a Raspberry Pi for our company intranet.
I installed UnrealIRCd as written in the docs on the Raspberry Pi, the Pi has a static IP.

I'm not sure about my conf file.
I've set up the ip to be on localhost (127.0.0.1) with the following (relevant) settings:

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me {
    name "127.0.0.1"
};

listen {
    ip 127.0.0.1;
    port 6667;
};
However, I can't connect to the server via Hexchat.
Trying to connect to this server...
<ip-of-my-pi>/6667

... I'm getting this error:
Looking up <ip-of-my-pi>
Unknown host. Maybe you misspelled it?


What am I doing wrong?

rcschaff
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Re: irc server on Raspberry Pi for intranet only

Post by rcschaff » Sat May 13, 2017 4:36 am

127.0.0.1 only allows loopback connections. You would want to use your 192. 10. or 172. private address to listen to. your me { name } should be the HOSTNAME of your rasperpi.

mattzote
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Re: irc server on Raspberry Pi for intranet only

Post by mattzote » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:58 pm

rcschaff wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 4:36 am
127.0.0.1 only allows loopback connections. You would want to use your 192. 10. or 172. private address to listen to. your me { name } should be the HOSTNAME of your rasperpi.
Wow thanks. Was almost about to start a thread on this for my Pi3. I changed the parameters for listen to that of my local intranet.

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