mIRC Home    About    Download    Register    News    Help

Print Thread
Implementing SSL with an IRC server #226079 18/09/10 08:25 AM
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 98
L
Lloyd_B Offline OP
Babel fish
OP Offline
Babel fish
L
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 98
I was wondering could anyone here can give some advice and some resources that would help someone install/implement SSL connections on an Unreal IRCd server?

I have a friend who has started his own IRC server for business purposes and would like to offer SSL connections. However, he's kind of new to the IRC server bit. He is technically minded. I just want to get some information for him so he can at least research it.


Lloyd
Re: Implementing SSL with an IRC server [Re: Lloyd_B] #226097 19/09/10 03:34 AM
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 3,918
A
argv0 Offline
Hoopy frood
Offline
Hoopy frood
A
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 3,918
1. Download and install an ircd that supports SSL.
3. ???
4. Profit


- argv[0] on EFnet #mIRC
- "Life is a pointer to an integer without a cast"
Re: Implementing SSL with an IRC server [Re: Lloyd_B] #226112 19/09/10 03:48 PM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 994
C
CtrlAltDel Offline
Hoopy frood
Offline
Hoopy frood
C
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 994
from Unreal3.2 config file
Quote:

/* NOTE ON SSL PORTS: SSL ports are pretty non-standardized,
* besides numerous high-SSL ports, some people say you should run
* it at 994 because that's the official SSL port.. but that
* requires root! Besides, port 194 is the official irc port and
* have you ever seen an ircd running on that?
* So, our suggestion is to use port 6697 for SSL, this is used by
* quite some networks and is recognized by for example StunTour.
* You are free to open up as many SSL ports as you want, but
* by (also) using 6697 you help the world standardize a bit wink.
*/
/*
listen *:6697
{
options
{
ssl;
clientsonly;
};
};



In other words, already supported by Unreal IRCd


I refuse to engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed person. wink
Re: Implementing SSL with an IRC server [Re: CtrlAltDel] #226132 20/09/10 10:31 AM
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 98
L
Lloyd_B Offline OP
Babel fish
OP Offline
Babel fish
L
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 98
Hehe, well, thanks for the replies.

I get the feeling I need to get my hands dirty on this one. I tend to figure things out anyway.


Lloyd