[jdev] MUC through IRC

Norman Rasmussen norman at rasmussen.co.za
Wed Oct 25 10:24:12 CDT 2006

On 10/25/06, Andreas Monitzer <jdev at monitzer.com> wrote:
> On Oct 25, 2006, at 12:30, Norman Rasmussen wrote:
> > 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).

If freenode installed jjigw on one of their servers, then those
connections would all be localhost anyways.  (still doesn't scale

> > 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).

yes, it would be extremely cool to be able to join freenode channels
directly via xmpp without putting any extra load on the freenode

> > 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.

yep, the migration kinda starts with pyirct, drifts towards jjigw, and
goes out the other side :-)

I _would_ reaaaaly like it if freenode set up jjigw on irc.freenode.net.

- Norman Rasmussen
 - Email: norman at rasmussen.co.za
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