The supplied rc.d script logs standard server messages to
/var/log/inspircd/startup.log. Using the following is a un-recommended method of logging all user messages:
<log method="file" type="USERINPUT USEROUTPUT" level="default" target="/var/log/inspircd/chat.log">
In my experience however, this method did not work at all, instead requiring a third-party module;
<log method="file" type="m_chatlog" level="default" target="/var/log/inspircd/chat.log">
However, this caused duplicate logging between
chat.log, so I chose to disable the startup log by replacing line 15 in
su -s /bin/sh -c '/usr/sbin/inspircd --logfile /dev/null --config /etc/inspircd/inspircd.conf' 'inspircd' > /dev/null
This was required because InspIRCd would not start if --logfile has not been set.
Living in the Past
We haven't used initscripts for a few years now, why does the article still reference rc.d?
20/10/2021 in addition, move /var/lib/inspircd to /run/inspircd