BukkitIRCd Reloaded


Want to make it easier for people that aren't currently playing to be able to chat with players? How about using IRC as a backbone for that chat system? Introducing BukkitIRCd Reloaded!

BukkitIRCd is a Bukkit plugin that lets you do one of two things. 1) Run a built-in IRC server that is linked to ingame chat, or 2) link ingame chat to an existing InspIRCd server.

Unlike other IRC plugins, ingame users show as separate users on IRC to make conversations easier and the IRC chatroom cleaner.

This plugin is a continuation of the work by Jdbye here, with permission.


Runs as either a standalone IRC server, or a IRC link to any InspIRCd server.
Standalone IRC server with ingame chat, easily integrated with website using an IRC widget or applet.
Nickname suffix for ingame players to differentiate between IRC and normal players.
Nick changing on IRC shows up ingame.
Public chat from IRC to game, and game to IRC.
Private messaging from game to IRC, IRC to game, and IRC to IRC.
Kicking, banning and listing IRC users and setting topic from IRC and ingame.
Reply quickly to messages using /ircreply
Ingame users show as separate users on IRC.
Execute server commands from IRC. (oper only)
IRC notices from IRC to game, and IRC to IRC.
IRC joins/quits show up ingame, and vice versa.
Customizable MOTD read from motd.txt
Customizable messages read from messages.yml
User modes (op, protect, voice, etc.) based on permissions nodes.
Customizable color code conversion between IRC<->Game.
IRC formatting codes are supported ingame using ^B for bold, ^I for italic, ^U for underline, ^O for normal and ^K for color, and are stripped from ingame chat.
Dynmap support - IRC messages show up on Dynmap, and vice versa.
Request more features on our Github Issues page.


/irckick nick (reason)Kicks someone from IRC. Aliases: /ikick
/ircban (type) nick/ip/fullhost (reason)Bans an online user from IRC by their host, IP, nick or ident, or offline user by IP or full hostmask. (type) = host/ip/ident/nick. Aliases: /iban
/ircunban ip/fullhostUnbans a user from IRC. Aliases: /iunban
/irclistLists all users currently on IRC. Aliases: /ilist
/ircwhois nickLooks up any user currently on IRC. Aliases: /iwhois
/ircmsg nick messagePrivate messages any user currently on IRC. Aliases: /imsg, /im
/ircreply messageReply to the last message you received from IRC. Aliases: /ireply, /ir
/irctopic newtopicChanges the IRC topic. Aliases: /itopic
/irclinkAttempts to link to the remote IRC server if in linking mode. Aliases: /ilink
/ircreloadReloads the configuration file. Aliases: /ireload
/rawsend commandFor debugging purposes only. Sends a raw server command in linking mode. Disabled by default in the config file.
!playersIRC command to list online players.


bukkitircd.kickPermission for /irckick
bukkitircd.banPermission for /ircban
bukkitircd.unbanPermission for /ircunban
bukkitircd.listPermission for /irclist
bukkitircd.whoisPermission for /ircwhois
bukkitircd.msgPermission for /ircmsg
bukkitircd.replyPermission for /ircreply
bukkitircd.topicPermission for /irctopic
bukkitircd.linkPermission for /irclink
bukkitircd.reloadPermission for /ircreload
bukkitircd.*Gives the player permission to all of the above.
bukkitircd.operGives the player IRC Operator status
Gives the player the corresponding IRC user mode
bukkitircd.mode.*Gives the player every available IRC user mode

Source is included in the JAR file and is licensed under GPLv3 GNU General Public License.

Note: Development builds of this project can be acquired at the provided continuous integration server.
These builds have not been approved by the BukkitDev staff. Use them at your own risk.
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  • Avatar of PhiberOptikx PhiberOptikx Mar 05, 2014 at 21:16 UTC - 1 like

    On the previous build I asked for this but never got a response. So I'm going to ask it again here.

    I have multiple server running BukkitIRCd as a inspircd leaf node. I have created 1 channel for them all to connect to, 10+ servers in 1 channel. Can you implement an ignore feature. Either via a command or just a text file like messages.yml. Any username in that ignore list will be, ignored.

    Here's why: With 10+ "bots" if a server broadcast goes out on say

    <Server1> Staff meeting tonight.

    The other 9 will then pick that up, and post it out in chat as if it was a normal person. Which of course will loop it 9 times to each server. Which will be extremely spammy.

  • Avatar of WizardCM WizardCM Jan 12, 2014 at 13:26 UTC - 0 likes

    @Charl101: Go

    As far as I know, yes. I continue to use this plugin on my server, since before I posted it here to BukkitDev, although I run development builds for testing. If you choose to use a development build, make sure to use the relevant configuration files, found in the development branch on Github, although it is not recommended.

  • Avatar of Charl101 Charl101 Jan 11, 2014 at 20:56 UTC - 0 likes

    Is this still working?

  • Avatar of Xeliaa Xeliaa May 25, 2013 at 18:21 UTC - 0 likes

    @hintss: Go

    nice breakdown fron those documents but BukkitIRCD is closer to inspire IRCD.

  • Avatar of hintss hintss May 24, 2013 at 07:58 UTC - 0 likes
  • Avatar of Xeliaa Xeliaa May 23, 2013 at 21:26 UTC - 0 likes

    @WizardCM: Go

    ive tried at best the Server is on one of those Minecraft Host servers, i hvent gotten a reply yet about them Time syncing the server... am waiting to see what happens

  • Avatar of WizardCM WizardCM May 20, 2013 at 08:15 UTC - 1 like

    @Xeliaa: Go

    Sounds like one of the servers' system clocks is inaccurate. See if there's anything you can do about that, otherwise I'll see what I can do to help out.

  • Avatar of Xeliaa Xeliaa May 20, 2013 at 07:58 UTC - 0 likes

    i would love to use this on our server, but i keep getting Clock Sync Errors when it tries to connect to the main server. This may be due to SpanningTree module in inspircd

  • Avatar of Jackall4BDN Jackall4BDN May 18, 2013 at 08:51 UTC - 0 likes

    @Mu5tank05: Go

    well we would use towny for regions, i would mean multiple channels like not only in minecraft, but more in irc so that i coul e.g. have a channel on my IRCd-server called #xchat for worldx, one for worldy called #ychat and one that broadcasts and gets messages of all channels maybe, called #all, and the ability to like password-protect them if necessary or something. also maybe the ability of users to switch channels in minecraft by command without changing the world if that is somehow possible by combining some plugins, let me know and no problem about my comment, this plugin is pretty good since it´s the only so far to provide both a server and a currently split list of players on a server by emulating bots :D

  • Avatar of Mu5tank05 Mu5tank05 May 18, 2013 at 02:15 UTC - 0 likes

    @Jackall4BDN: Go

    Thanks for your kind words, are you using a plugin like herochat for Multi channels?



Date created
Jan 05, 2013
Last update
Apr 24, 2013
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