[ejabberd] mod_irc getting user status from IRC network

Oleg V. Motienko mmm at ttn.ru
Sun May 30 20:35:08 MSD 2004


Just read rfcs about IRC (1459,2812). So, there is beautiful command to 
get presence from IRC network (IRC clients use it to create notify list).

Let's our nick is user0; user1 and user3 is online, user2 and user4 is 

So, we send to IRC server:

ISON user1 user2 user3 user4

and got answer:

:irc.domain.ru 303 user0 :user1 user3

In jabber we see users like user1!irc.domain.ru at mod_irc.ejabber.domain 
and if we poll userlist approx every 1-3 min we can see status of IRC users.

Some IRC servers also support command WATCH. In this case they send word 
WATCH in compatibility list (005 answer, like "WATCH=128")

Information avaible on


This is better way to get status, cause server sent 600 series replies 
itself instead of client polls (traffic safer).

What do you think about?

Regards, Oleg
xmpp: mmm at jabber.ttn.ru

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