[jdev] MUC through IRC

Andreas Monitzer jdev at monitzer.com
Wed Oct 25 08:16:37 CDT 2006

On Oct 25, 2006, at 12:30, Norman Rasmussen wrote:

> On 10/25/06, Andreas Monitzer <jdev at monitzer.com> wrote:
>> This is something I've always thought about. Using an IRC gateway for
>> interconnecting between IRC and XMPP (which is the common way to do
>> it right now) is pretty lame, since you need one connection per user
>> on the XMPP side, which doesn't scale at all.
> unless you connect the gateway as a component, then you only use a
> single connection for all users.

I was talking about the connection between the XMPP gateway and the  
IRC server, there you have to use one connection per user (since you  
can't gateway multiple users over a single IRC client connection).

> unfortunately I think that most clusters perfer that you use the same
> ircd for each node, and each ircd has it's own protocol :-(

Oh, didn't know about that. Well, you could still implement this  
protocol for each IRC-server (at least for the open source ones or  
and ones with documentation), there aren't that many that are  
important (for the open source community, where XMPP is most common,  
the one freenode uses might be most important).

> There are really 3 or 4 gateways around at the moment, each attacking
> the problem from a different angle

The solution I proposed would allow a smooth and clean transition  
from IRC to XMPP, which in my book would be preferable to the  
existing components. You have to get the IRC network admins to  
cooperate with you, though.


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