Thanks for the detailed instructions to make the DCC server operational. I had most of it right but I guess I was using the wrong syntax in my command line.

Now I want to get the UnrealIRCD server working

I think the problem with my UnrealIRCD server is the fully qualified domain name of the server. Here is my issue. I am not on a domain. I only have two laptops connected by a switch. The IPs I am using are and and the machine names are IRC_1 and IRC_2, respectively. The two laptops are in the default workgroup "WORKGROUP". The fully qualified name I am using is "IRC_1.local". Does that sound correct?

If I have too much more trouble with UnrealIRCD, I might try going with Oregano.