I must confess i'm a total newbee with irc daemons, and never started to admin any other before ngircd, so, please don't shoot too fast.
I'm running linux 2.6.1 and ngircd v. 0.7.6 - stable.
Actually, there is 2 passwords to set in the main configuration file: the Global one and the server one. If i well understood the documentation available with the sources - not-so-friendly-must-admit-as-almost-any-rfc-use-to-be - and also in the well-commented ngircd config file, the GLOBAL password is required to make any connection by any user, and the SERVER password is required for...? Administration of the server? How does it is made?
Second question: to make a new "Channel" available, what is the command (telnet or xchat) to fire? With the operation of a "join" command the Channel is created - it is not possible at this moment at least in this server to deploy a new Channel via config file. Is a Channel a persistent thing? Or it dies as soon as the server is down /restarted?
Last: Please point me any available documentation to admin the new server - i'm feeling very unconfortable with my few irc knowledge level at this moment.
ps.: Excuses for my bad English - if any. My $LOCALE is pt_br...