Gateways for XMPP and Matrix
The main IRC network on F-hub.org provides gateways (sometimes called portals) to allow connections from XMPP and Matrix accounts. For this we host our own instances of Biboumi (XMPP) and Appservice-IRC (Matrix). All IRC channels are automatically available via these gateways and should work almost like native XMPP or Matrix channels.
How to connect from XMPP
IRC Channels can be acessed like regular XMPP MUCs via
#email@example.com. It is possible to connect both with internal and external XMPP accounts. Please be assured that despite the warning in your XMPP client, our IRC network does not expose your JID on public channels. It is possible to authenitcate via this bridge with your IRC SASL account, learn more about the gateway usage here. You can easily share invite-links for XMPP here.
How to connect from Matrix
Room addresses syntax is something like
#irc_#channel:matrix.f-hub.org. This makes it possible to connect with external Matrix accounts. We do not plan to provide internal Matrix accounts. It is possible to authenitcate via this bridge with your IRC SASL account, learn more about the portal usage here. You can easily share invite-links for Matrix here.
Please be aware that due to the federated nature of these services chat-logs and user names will become available to 3rd party services and may be retained indefinitly by them. No sensitive internal user-data from F-hub.org is shared however.
If you require higher levels of privacy we recommend switching to end-to-end encrypted private chats available via our XMPP service.