Hulk IRC Server Guide
$ cabal install hulk
$ git clone git://github.com/chrisdone/hulk.git $ cd hulk $ cabal install
See a complete example in the
example/ directory in the root of the
project. You can go into that directory and run
hulk -chulk.conf to
have an immediate server running on localhost port 6667.
$ cp example/hulk.conf hulk.conf
You can edit the port, server name and MOTD file in here.
Detailed instructions follow.
$ mkdir auth
Put a salt for your passwords in auth/passwd. For example:
$ head -c 128 /dev/random | sha1sum > auth/passwd-key
Then generate a password for your IRC user:
$ hulk-generate-pass -u demo -c=hulk.conf >> auth/passwd
(It will wait for a single line containing a pass and output the user and sha1 sum.)
Start the server
$ hulk -chulk.conf
Logs / events will be outputted to stdout. This will be a configuration option later. (Send me a patch if you already did this!)
Clients must connect with a password and user that matches the users
and passwords in your
Using with SSL
You can use it with stunnel.
Change the port setting in hulk.conf:
port = 6666
Generate an SSL certificate:
$ openssl req -new -out hulk.pem -keyout hulk.pem -nodes -x509 -days 365
Make a stunnel.conf file:
pid = /path/to/wherever/stunnel.pid client = no foreground = yes output = /dev/stdout cert = hulk.pem [hulk] connect = 127.0.0.1:6666 accept = 6667
Then run it:
(It may be in
/usr/sbin/stunnel depending on your system.)
Then run hulk:
Hulk doesn't support specific channel logging yet, but you can use a logger bot.
$ cabal install hog $ hog -h=127.0.0.1 --port=6666 -n=hog -u=hog --pass=mypassword --channels=#dev,#x -l/directory/of/logs -d5
-d5 is the timeout before reconnect.
Using an announcer bot
If you're using a private IRC server you're probably using it at a dev company, and you probably want to make announcements about commits, tickets, etc. from a feed.
You can use rss2irc. But you need a patched version which supports sending the PASS command:
$ git clone git://github.com/chrisdone/rss2irc.git $ cd rss2irc $ cabal install
Then run it:
$ rss2irc http://myserver/foo.atom email@example.com/#dev \ -p 6667 -i 1 -l --pass myannouncepass