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.

1 Synology NAS IRC Client TheLounge Docker container set up

  • STEP 4

Inside the irc folder create a new folder and name it config. Follow the instructions in the image below.

2 Synology NAS IRC Client TheLounge Docker container set up

  • STEP 5

Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the Portainer left sidebar click on Stacks. After you click on Stacks, a new screen will open. Click + Add Stack. In the Name field type in irc. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Note: In the Portainer Stacks Web editor Copy Paste the code below.

version: "2.1"
services:
  thelounge:
    image: linuxserver/thelounge
    container_name: thelounge
    environment:
      - PUID=1026
      - PGID=100
      - TZ=Europe/Bucharest
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/irc/config:/config
    ports:
      - 9002:9000
    restart: always

After you paste the code in the Web editor, change the value for TZ (Select your current Time Zone from this list).
After you paste the code in the Web editor, change the value numbers for PUID and PGID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.)
Note: If you have your docker folder in a different volume, then change /volume1/docker/irc/config according to your settings. For example: /volume2/docker/irc/config or /volume3/docker/irc/config etc.

3 Synology NAS IRC Client TheLounge Docker container set up

  • STEP 6

Scroll down on the page until you see a button named Deploy the stack. Click on it. Follow the instructions in the image below. The installation process can take up to a few minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection.

4 Synology NAS IRC Client TheLounge Docker container set up

  • STEP 7

If everything goes right, you will see this message at the top right of your screen: “Stack successfully deployed“.

5 Synology NAS IRC Client TheLounge Docker container set up

  • STEP 8

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

  • STEP 9

Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:9002/

6 Synology NAS IRC Client TheLounge Docker container set up

  • STEP 10

If you want you can change the server.

7 Synology NAS IRC Client TheLounge Docker container set up

  • STEP 10

If you want you can switch to dark theme.

8 Synology NAS IRC Client TheLounge Docker container set up

  • STEP 11

Enjoy your Self Hosted IRC Client!

9 Synology NAS IRC Client TheLounge Docker container set up

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.

This post was updated on Sunday / September 27th, 2020 at 7:46 PM