Convos is an IRC client that runs in your browser and brings the IRC experience into the 21st century. It features a persistent bouncer on the server side that will keep you online even after you close your browser window. Want to use Convos on your phone? No problem! Convos is fully responsive and fits any screen. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Convos on your Synology NAS using Docker.
Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.
Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it convos. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Once you click on User-defined script, a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:
- General: In the Task field type in Install Convos. Uncheck the “Enabled” option. Select root User.
- Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
- Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that, click OK.
docker run -d --name=convos \ -p 3133:3000 \ -v /volume1/docker/convos:/data \ --restart always \ convos/convos:v6.32
After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.
After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install Convos” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Convos – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂
The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:3133 Add your own Email and Password. Click Sign Up. Follow the instructions in the image below.
You will be automatically connected at the default libera IRC Server network.
To connect to your favorite IRC Server, click on “Connections” in the left sidebar then +Add. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Add your favorite IRC Server and port. Choose your Nickname. Choose your Name. Choose your favorite channel then click +Add. Follow the instructions in the image below.
After you click +Add on STEP 12 you will be automatically connected to your favorite IRC Server. You can also change your current theme and add Dark Mode by choosing different themes. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: If you want to run the Convos container over HTTPS, check my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the Shaarli container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
Note: How to Add Access Control Profile on Your NAS.
Note: How to Change Docker Containers Restart Policy.
Note: How to Use Docker Containers With VPN.
Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
Note: How to Clean Docker.
Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.
This post was updated on Thursday / May 5th, 2022 at 12:52 PM