Chapter 1. Introduction

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The purpose of this document is to aid in the installation of the services software.

This is not an introduction to IRC. The reader is assumed to already be familiar with IRC. Prior to installing and configuring services, it is necessary at the very least to know how to install, use, and administer IRC servers based on or similar to sorircd.

Services is known to run on the following platforms:

  • Linux

  • NetBSD

Services may also run on similar operating systems, but if a platform is not listed above, then services may not run on it, so expect to have problems if you are attempting to install on an unsupported platform.

Basic skills in the use of the operating system that you will run services on and IRC itself is assumed. Extensive knowledge of your operating system, development tools, and services may be required if you are attempting to install on a target not shown above.