psyBNC is an extremely easy to use IRC-bouncer which has many features. Some of these features include ciphering of talk and connections (Blowfish and IDEA), the possibility of linking multiple bouncers to an internal network including a shared partyline, vhost- and relay support to connected bouncers and an extensive online help system. Many other helpful functions are included.

Install & Setup

Getting psyBNC

psyBNC is not in the Ubuntu apt repo's yet so we have to grab the source tarball from the site.

tar -zxvf psyBNC-2.3.2-7.tar.gz
cd psybnc

You are now inside the psyBNC directory and ready to start configuring.


Now you can launch an ncurses based menu to configure your bot.

make menuconfig

Take a look at the options and customize your bot till it is the way you like it. Now go in `Bouncer Config', next set Listening Port and Ip. Next select `User' Here you will be able to create a user for your bouncer. You must set Ident, Realname and Password, and vhost too. So return to main menu, and choose exit. When prompted for saving select Yes.


Simply do;


Running psyBNC


Now open your preferred irc client and write:

/server host port password

For example, assuming these are your parameters:

  • Ip :
  • Port : 43568
  • Pass : Change_Me

you must type:

/server 43568 Change_Me


psyBNC (last edited 2009-08-03 01:24:36 by rocket2dmn)