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authorFlorent Le Coz <>2015-12-01 16:08:40 +0100
committerFlorent Le Coz <>2015-12-01 16:08:40 +0100
commit241768836ddfb9e3609f987224cd821058fcc948 (patch)
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parent6dcb21a032d47cd3a1f6f2d5d795a1c0f67b382e (diff)
Add the outgoing_bind option
Lets the admin choose a local address to bind each outgoing (IRC) socket.
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@@ -120,6 +120,15 @@ The configuration file uses a simple format of the form
negociating a TLS session. By default this value is unset and biboumi
tries a list of well-known paths.
+ An address (IPv4 or IPv6) to bind the outgoing sockets to. If no value is
+ specified, it will use the one assigned by the operating system. You can
+ for example use outgoing_bind= to force biboumi to use the
+ interface with this address. Note that this is only used for connections
+ to IRC servers, the connection to the XMPP server is always done locally
+ on
The configuration can be re-read at runtime (you can for example change the
log level without having to restart biboumi) by sending SIGUSR1 or SIGUSR2
(see kill(1)) to the process.