How do you use ZNC?

To get started with ZNC you need to:

  1. find a computer with a good internet connection (ideally a vserver or root server) that is accessable from the IRC client (with a global ip address, dyndns or accessable via vpn)
  2. install znc on that computer (now called Bouncer Server).
  3. create a ZNC Configuration.
  4. run ZNC.

How do I configure ZNC?

  1. Creating a config file[edit] To generate a basic configuration file, run znc –makeconf after installation.
  2. File locations[edit] Configuration – ZNC gets its configuration by reading the file ~/.
  3. Editing config[edit]
  4. Config file structure[edit]
  5. Config file settings[edit]
  6. Config file change history[edit]

How old is ZNC?

ZNC has been in development since July 2004, as an alternative to psyBNC which kept crashing for the ZNC author, and new releases are made regularly. It has received favorable reviews, especially in comparison to psyBNC, and has an active community on IRC.

Where is ZNC installed?

This config is stored in ~/. znc under the user you run it as. You should create a dedicated non root user to run znc under. ZNC is run by just executing znc under the dedicated znc user, at which stage it goes to background.

How do I quit Znc?

Quit ZNC when the client quits[edit] Add the antiperform command PRIVMSG *status :shutdown to quit ZNC upon disconnecting your IRC client from ZNC. To reconnect, you must first re-launch ZNC on the host machine (for example, ssh [email protected] ‘znc’ ) before connecting your IRC client to ZNC again.

How do I connect to ZNC HexChat?


  1. Open the network list (ctrl+s or HexChat > Network List)
  2. Hit Add and name the network.
  3. Hit Edit.
  4. Add the server’s address (with the format of hostname/port) by clicking on the server list and hit enter to save.
  5. You can check the autoconnect option here if you prefer.
  6. Check “Use SSL…”

Is HexChat free?

HexChat is an IRC client based on XChat, but unlike XChat it’s completely free for both Windows and Unix-like systems.

How do I quit ZNC?

How do I restart ZNC?

After the initial configuration has been generated, ZNC will automatically start. If you need to restart it in the future, run ~/bin/znc .

What is IRC BNC?

‘BNC’ is the abbreviated form of the word ‘Bouncer’. It is a software programme which connects to the IRC network for you. In turn, you can connect and disconnect from the BNC as you please.

How do I restart my ZNC server?

Is HexChat paid?

HexChat is an easy to use yet extensible IRC Client. It allows you to securely join multiple networks and talk to users privately or in channels using a customizable interface. NOTE: This application is free the purchase is optional.

How do I install ZNC on my server?

Install ZNC on your server. Generate an initial configuration via znc –makeconf . Each ZNC user can connect to several IRC networks, though you’ll need to connect your IRC client to ZNC several times (once per network). You can later change settings (add more users, tune existing ones, etc.) via the web interface or from IRC.

Is there a way to run ZNC in background?

ZNC is run by just executing znc under the dedicated znc user, at which stage it goes to background. It does not automatically make an init.d service for itself (which can be done by following the instructions to running ZNC as a system daemon) nor does it need to be run in screen or something similar. See the FAQ page if you encounter problems.

How does ZNC work in an IRC client?

The ‘chansaver’ module keeps our ZNC config up to date with channels you parted/joined so that you don’t have to add them manually. The ‘controlpanel’ module allows editing of the ZNC configuration through your IRC client. The ‘perform’ module allows us to keep a list of commands to be executed when ZNC connects to an IRC network.

What can I do with ZNC while offline?

ZNC supports dynamic loading of C++, Perl, Python and Tcl modules. To get a list of the available modules and more information follow the link. ZNC will remain connected to IRC even while you are offline. You can then reattach later and catch up with what happened while you were gone, and your nick (and operator status) will have been kept for you.

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