How to Install IRC Client on Your Synology NAS

How to Install IRC Client on Your Synology NAS

In 1988, IRC (Internet Relay Chat) appeared, which open the way for real-time chat. Perhaps one of the most popular online chat models in the 1990s was mIRC, where users could chat in rooms (channels). It doesn’t matter what OS you use. The Lounge IRC client just works wherever Node.js runs. The self-hosted web IRC client can be installed on your Synology NAS. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install The Lounge IRC Client on your Synology NAS using Portainer.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Portainer using my step by step guide. If you already have Portainer installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP.

  • STEP 3

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it irc. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

TheLounge IRC Client Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.

TheLounge IRC Client Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

Once you click on User-defined script, a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:

  1. General: In the Task field type in Install IRC Client. Uncheck the “Enabled” option. Select root User.
  2. Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
  3. 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=thelounge \
-p 9002:9000 \
-e PUID=1026 \
-e PGID=100 \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
-v /volume1/docker/irc:/config \
--restart always \
linuxserver/thelounge

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value numbers for PUID and PGID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.)
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value for TZ. (Select your current Time Zone from this list.)

TheLounge IRC Client Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

TheLounge IRC Client Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install IRC Client” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install IRC Client – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

TheLounge IRC Client Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂

  • STEP 9

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:9002 Choose your favorite IRC server then click Connect. Follow the instructions in the image below.

6 Synology NAS IRC Client TheLounge Docker container set up

  • STEP 10

If you want, you can change the server at anytime. Follow the instructions in the image below.

7 Synology NAS IRC Client TheLounge Docker container set up

  • STEP 11

You can switch to dark theme by clicking the settings gear icon on the left panel. Follow the instructions in the image below.

8 Synology NAS IRC Client TheLounge Docker container set up

  • STEP 12

Enjoy your Self Hosted IRC Client!

9 Synology NAS IRC Client TheLounge Docker container set up

Note: If you want to run TheLounge container over HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: Find out how to update IRC Client container with the latest image.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
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: How to Clean Docker Automatically.
Note: Best Practices When Using Docker and DDNS.
Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.

This post was updated on Friday / September 9th, 2022 at 11:13 AM