It is a static IRC bouncer
written by psychoid
. By 'static
', I mean that it always stays up, even when the user is not connected
, just like muh
. Of course, the psyBNC must be on a box
that is always online
. It is useful for the people who want a client
always on IRC
, but do not have a permanent connection
. It can therefore be used to keep channels
, keep messages for the user
when he is not connected or keeping your nickname
so that it is not stolen
(on networks where there is no Nickserv
, like IRCNet
Its principal features are:
- multiple users on a single process, to save background processes on accounts where they are limited.
- It supports IPv6, so that you can have cool hostnames without having to pay for one on shell accounts
- It allows vhosts, so that you can have cool hostnames (if the box where it is running supports them)
- A partyline (a channel named &partyline) so that the users of the same psyBNC can talk to each other without going trough the IRC server.
- It can be linked to other psyBNCs, allowing a shared partyline.
- Connections to multiple servers, enabling the user to be on two or more different IRC networks using only one client.
- Automatic loggingin into eggdrops using DCC Chat
- Ops itself when it is deopped on a channel, by two means:
- less secure: /msg <nick_of_a_friendly_psyBNC_or_eggdrop> op <password> <channel>
- most secure: DCC Chat with an eggdrop.
- Connection and Talk encryption using (in the latest version: 2.3) SSL. This is a very nice feature: You connection cannot be sniffed.
- A translation module.. It is just a little frontend to babelfish, but can be quite useful if you go on foreign channels.
- It can be scripted. The scripting language is BASH :)
psyBNC runs on GNU/Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris 6, 7 and 8.
It can be configurated without difficulties:
for every address/port where you want it to listen, add the following lines to psybnc.conf:
(replace n with a number.. the first one being 1)
You should also name your psyBNC, especially if you plan to link it to others, by adding this line to the configuration file: PSYBNC.SYSTEM.ME=name