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I have been struggling with this for days, is there a way to set up a password for an ircd-hybrid server so that no one can connect to it without first entering a password? I have the server up and running. I can connect to it, and create rooms perfectly. I just need to password protect it.

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In the auth block for your users, you need to add in a password and encrypted line:

auth {  
        user = "*@*";  
        class = "users";  
        flags = can_idle;  
        password = "mOgcgwU6biduI";  
        encrypted = yes;  
        spoof = "youserver.user";  

Use mkpasswd from your irc bin directory to create the password. Doing this will require all users to have to supply the password to connect.

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