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The Lounge

The Lounge is an web-based IRC client which runs in the background.


You can simply run the following command to install The Lounge

sudo box install lounge


You can manually trigger a lounge upgrade by running box upgrade lounge

Accessing The Lounge

You can access The Lounge on the following addresses

  • With nginx: https://hostname.tld/irc
  • Without nginx: https://hostname.tld:9000

User management

Users from box are accessible under The Lounge. Changing passwords and removing users through box will push those changes into The Lounge.

Service management

You can control The Lounge using the systemctl service file.

sudo systemctl start lounge


A new system user is created for The Lounge. The configuration file is stored in this users directory, therefore /opt/lounge/.thelounge/config.js

The Lounge also offers a CLI utility. You can access the help file by issuing the following commands:

sudo su lounge
thelounge --help