Wednesday, February 20, 2013

How-To: Host and IRC Server (with No-IP)

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First things first: Make sure you can Port-Forward, this is a must.
First we need to install the IRC Daemon (IRCd), type the following into your command line
sudo apt-get install ircd-hybrid
Next we need to change the .conf file, bascially the settings file
sudo nano /etc/ircd-hybrid/ircd.conf
You should now see a long list of settings, you can do the following settings or just copy mine
1. Under the listen { section change host = "" to host = ""
2. Under the operator { section change to user = "*@*"
3. Change any server name and server description settings at the top of the page
4. Save the .conf file (Command + O)
Now to start the server sudo /etc/init.d/ircd-hybrid stop to reload the settings
Then sudo /etc/init.d/ircd-hybrid start to start the server
Now, on a local machine try connection to your Pi's IP Adress (most times 192.167. something) the port should be 6667 (standard IRC port)
If all went well and you connect, open port 6667 and connect to your IP (to find type curl into terminal)

Getting No-IP to work if you have a Dynamic IP

No-IP is used to automatically update IP address with a web redirect, before doing these steps, make sure to set up a account
1. In the terminal, create the folder for the No-IP software
mkdir /home/pi/noip
cd /home/pi/noip
2. Download the software
3. Extract the software
tar vzxf noip-duc-linux.tar.gz
4. Go to the extracted folder
cd noip-2.1.9-1
5. Install the software (you'll be asked for no-ip login info)
sudo make
sudo make install
6. Run the software
sudo /usr/local/bin/noip2

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Raspberry Pi Ideas

In no specific order here are my future plans for my Raspberry Pi

1. IRC Server (Done)
2. TeamSpeak 3 server (difficult)
3. IP Camera (meh.)
4. Weather Display Station (easy)
5. MAME arcade (easy)
6. File Host (easy)
7. Movie Player (easy)
8. Car Computer (difficulty is in power/display)
9. Wirless Access Point (Wifi Router) - (required Access Point wifi card)
10. GPS device recorder/transmitter (same a Car Computer)
11. Twitter Board (like AOTS) (easy)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Anyone still reading?

Please comment below if you are still an active reader...

It's Here!

My Raspberry Pi has finally arrived  I have updated the "Future Plans" list below to show what I have done, I will add tutorials later this month.

My New Toy: Raspberry Pi

A Raspberry Pi

"The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming."