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Wired Server 2.5

Wired Server is BBS-oriented server for UNIX-based operating systems. It uses libwired and provide an implementation of the Wired 2.0 protocol. This project is a fork of the original Wired Server developed by Axel Andersson at Zanka Software.


This program is mainly tested on Debian/Ubuntu Linux distributions, FreeBSD and Mac OS X. The source code is under BSD license and is totally free for use with respect of its attributed license.

To install the Wired server, you need the following prerequisites:

These are usually distributed with operating systems.

Howto install on:


sudo apt-get install -y build-essential autoconf git libsqlite3-dev libxml2-dev libssl-dev zlib1g-dev

CentOS 7

sudo yum -y install git libtool openssl-devel sqlite-devel.x86_64 libxml2-devel zlib-devel autoconf gcc make

CentOS 8 / Fedora 28/29/30/31 (and probably even older versions of Fedora)

sudo yum -y install git libtool openssl-devel sqlite-devel libxml2-devel zlib-devel autoconf gcc make

Getting started

Installing Wired Server from sources will be done using the Autotools standard (configure, make, make install).

1. Get Wired Server sources via Terminal (git must be installed!):
git clone wired

Then move to the wired directory:

cd wired/

Initialize and update submodules repositories:

git submodule update --init --recursive --remote

Then check that the libwired directory was not empty and configure file exists.

3. Run the configuration script:

During the configuration, scripts will check that your environment fills the requirements described at the top of this document. You will be warned if any of the required component is missing on your operating system.

To start configuration, use the following command:


Wired Server is designed to be installed into /usr/local by default. To change this, run:

./configure --prefix=/path	

To change the default user the installation will write files as, run:

./configure --with-user=USER

If you installed OpenSSL in a non-standard path, use the following command example as reference:

env CPPFLAGS=-I/usr/local/opt/openssl/include \
     LDFLAGS=-L/usr/local/opt/openssl/lib ./configure

Use ./configure --help in order to display more options.

4. Compile source code:

On GNU-like unices, type:


Or, on BSD-like unices, type:

5. Install on your system:

On GNU-like unices, type:

make install

Or, on BSD-like unices, type:

gmake install

This will require write permissions to /usr/local/, or whatever directory you set as the prefix above. Depending of your OS setup, you may require to use sudo.

6. Running Wired Server

To start an installed Wired server, run:

/usr/local/wired/wiredctl start

By default a user with the login "admin" and no password is created. Use Wired Client or Wire to connect to your newly installed Wired Server.

Get More

If you are interested in the Wired project, check the Website at


This implementation of the Wired 2.0 protocol is not compliant with the version of the protocol distributed by Zanka Software, for several deep technical reasons.


wired is an UNIX server for the Wired 2.0 protocol







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