BukkitIRCd by Jdbye - A standalone IRC server plugin for Bukkit
Latest Version: v0.9.3


  • 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 a IRC widget or applet.
  • Whois for both IRC and ingame players, shows current world. Also works ingame.
  • 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.

Coming soon:

  • HeroChat/Towny support
  • UnrealIRCd linking support.

Commands: (arguments enclosed in parenthesis are optional)

  • /irckick nick (reason) - Kicks someone from IRC. Aliases: /ikick
  • /ircban (type) nick/ip/fullhost (reason) - Bans a online user from IRC by their host, IP, nick or ident, or offline user by IP or full hostmask. (type) means you can type either one of host/ip/ident/nick to choose the type of ban. This is optional and it will use the config file setting if it's omitted. Aliases: /iban
  • /ircunban ip/fullhost - Unbans a user from IRC. Aliases: /iunban
  • /irclist - Lists all users currently on IRC. Aliases: /ilist
  • /ircwhois nick - Looks up any user currently on IRC. Aliases: /iwhois
  • /ircmsg nick message - Private messages any user currently on IRC. Aliases: /imsg, /im
  • /ircreply message - Reply to the last message you received from IRC. Aliases: /ireply, /ir
  • /irctopic newtopic - Changes the IRC topic. Aliases: /itopic
  • /irclink - Attempts to link to the remote IRC server if in linking mode. Aliases: /ilink
  • /ircreload - Reloads the configuration file. Aliases: /ireload
  • /rawsend command - For debugging purposes only. Sends a raw server command in linking mode. Disabled by default in the config file.
  • !players - IRC command to list online players.

Permission Nodes (Permissions 2.x/Superperms):

  • bukkitircd.kick - Permission for /irckick
  • bukkitircd.ban - Permission for /ircban
  • bukkitircd.unban - Permission for /ircunban
  • bukkitircd.list - Permission for /irclist
  • bukkitircd.whois - Permission for /ircwhois
  • bukkitircd.msg - Permission for /ircmsg
  • bukkitircd.reply - Permission for /ircreply
  • bukkitircd.topic - Permission for /irctopic
  • bukkitircd.link - Permission for /irclink
  • bukkitircd.reload - Permission for /ircreload
  • bukkitircd.* - Gives the player permission to all of the above.
  • bukkitircd.oper - Gives the player IRC Operator status. Currently doesn't do anything apart from show it in /whois
  • bukkitircd.mode.owner, bukkitircd.mode.protect, bukkitircd.mode.op, bukkitircd.mode.halfop, bukkitircd.mode.voice - Gives the player the corresponding IRC user mode.
  • bukkitircd.mode.* - Gives the player every IRC user mode. (except oper)

Source is included in the JAR file and is licensed under GPLv3 GNU General Public License. This means you are free to release modified versions as long as the source is included.

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  • Avatar of WizardCM WizardCM Jan 03, 2013 at 02:02 UTC - 0 likes

    With the permission of Jdbye, I have made BukkitIRCd Reloaded, a continuation of this plugin!


    Last edited Jan 05, 2013 by WizardCM
  • Avatar of giggaflop giggaflop Dec 21, 2012 at 11:52 UTC - 0 likes

    @PhiberOptikx: Go

    would you tell us how you beat it?

  • Avatar of gdude2002 gdude2002 Nov 10, 2012 at 18:42 UTC - 0 likes

    Yep, I'd quite like to have this going as well, but my network is UnrealIRCD and support for that's been in planning forever..

    My plugins: Painter | WordWarning | ArchBlock

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  • Avatar of WizardCM WizardCM Oct 10, 2012 at 08:34 UTC - 0 likes

    I would love either an update to this or someone else to continue work. It is such a good plugin, and has missing features that I'd like to request at some point.

  • Avatar of PhiberOptikx PhiberOptikx Sep 18, 2012 at 07:54 UTC - 0 likes

    Finally got it, and it's glorious.

  • Avatar of PhiberOptikx PhiberOptikx Sep 17, 2012 at 01:39 UTC - 0 likes

    So I caved, I am trying to link this with an inspircd server. I keep getting:

    [WARNING] [BukkitIRCd] Server link failed: java.io.IOException: Invalid credentials

    Has anyone beaten this error? (in b4 check your passwords)

    They are purposely set to "password" for testing purposes.

  • Avatar of breezeyboy breezeyboy Aug 29, 2012 at 14:32 UTC - 0 likes


  • Avatar of AcidSikeO AcidSikeO Aug 12, 2012 at 23:39 UTC - 0 likes

    @LaserCucumber: Go

    Not only that, this plugin made it so easy for me to moderate my server when I couldn't be in game or at the console. The operator channel was great to have as I could run commands and operate my server from my BBerry IRC app.

  • Avatar of LaserCucumber LaserCucumber Aug 12, 2012 at 23:30 UTC - 0 likes

    Damnit. Why anything that uses chats doesn't use the IRC standard in the first place is beyond me. Why reinvent the wheel? The chat system in vanilla should be IRC (either running its own instance or connecting to one). It would make it much easier to moderate chats.

  • Avatar of AcidSikeO AcidSikeO Aug 11, 2012 at 03:49 UTC - 0 likes

    @PhiberOptikx: Go

    It sure is, this was great plugin.

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Date created
Nov 04, 2011
Last update
Mar 17, 2012
Development stage
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GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
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