Glowing Bear and Weechat in Kubernetes with Helm

Conjure-up with LXD

This is how to easily spin up a Kubernetes cluster on LXD with conjure-up on an Ubuntu machine.

$ sudo snap install lxd
$ /snap/bin/lxd init --auto
$ /snap/bin/lxc network create lxdbr0 \
ipv4.address=auto ipv4.nat=true \
ipv6.address=none ipv6.nat=false
$ sudo snap install conjure-up --classic
$ conjure-up kubernetes-core


Helm solves lots of tedium with the templating system and it makes life much easier to deploy all but the simplest of things. My initial assumptions of Glowing Bear and how it worked were incorrect; I assumed the client/server diagram looked like this:

Incorrect assumption
How things actually work
git clone
cd ircChart
vi values-example.yaml
helm install --name myircrelay -f values-example.yaml .

Interactive setup

docker run -it --rm --tty -v /path/to/persistent/volume:/weechat jkaberg/weechat
/relay add weechat 9000
/set "supersecretpassword"


cat << EOF >> /path/to/persistent/volume/.weechat/relay.conf
password = "supersecretpassword"
weechat = 9000


Kube-lego handles the TLS for us. This is another really nice package, but remember that once traffic hits the nginx proxy, the communication is no longer secured. At this point you should be able to hop on your Glowing Bear instance(or the hosted one) and use your weechat hostname and password for your ingress. Glowing Bear will then connect to your relay and you can connect to a server and join channels.



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Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson

Game programmer turned devops…