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ssh port forward to access my home machine from anywhere

In continuation to what I've been trying to do, I want to setup an IRC chat server on my freebsd box at home so friends can join that server and we can chat.

I believe, I need to run IRC server on a port and advertise/forward/expose that port to outside world. - this is my understanding. Please correct me if I am wrong.

How can I do that?

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I ended up with UnrealIRCd on my freebsd box and forwarded 6667 port. Thanks. – hari Jan 27 '12 at 21:29
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Correct- you will need to forward the port running your IRC daemon ( usually something like 6667 ). Just log into your router, forward the port to your IRC server, and you should be good to go! Then you'll just give your friends your external IP address.

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What is a good server for freebsd? if you know? – hari Aug 29 '11 at 4:04
I installed unrealircd via sysinstall. Where can I find the config files? – hari Aug 29 '11 at 5:49
@hari ! Don't just ask anything that comes to your mind - first show some effort in finding it out yourself. Otherwise you'll annoy people and get bad reputation. – rozcietrzewiacz Aug 29 '11 at 17:55
@rozcietrzewiacz: I am a newbie and doing my due diligence to find things around. I sincerely try my best to do my homework before asking. Here the relevant que: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/19653/… – hari Aug 29 '11 at 17:57
Ah, now that is something different from the form in the above comment :) I see I even upvoted it lately. BTW, I'm waiting for you on the chat about your previous problem. – rozcietrzewiacz Aug 29 '11 at 18:03

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