Talk:Enable Mibbit on Your IRC Server

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What, exactly, is stopping any arbitrary user from executing this WEBIRC command and changing eir IP to whatever e wants? This module renders any sort of bans useless and suggesting it be installed is thoroughly irresponsible. 07:21, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Yeah I think you fundamentally misunderstand how webirc works. Please re-read --Admin 19:41, 9 May 2008 (UTC)


The user would have to have access to the IRC shell, and add (for Unreal) a cgiirc block with his hostmask and a password they want to use. It is possible, as I have done it, and connected seemingly from However if the config file is setup correctly, it won't be possible to simply hack a new host.

No update yet

Just wondering if I have done something wrong (or if it simply hasn't been done on your end yet) The mail was sent on the 14th, so I can see how it may not have been responded to yet, however if there is a problem I'd like to fix it asap Eggburt ( 19:36, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

This has now been enabled, thanks! Eggburt 10:52, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Change to == WEBIRC ==

The following is what I propose the == WEBIRC == section (not the underlying sections) be changed to. This page is seen by many technical and semi-technical users, so having it look clean would improve our image. --Havvy 13:23, 5 October 2010 (UTC)


The webirc protocol allows Mibbit to send over the users real IP address and hostname to the IRC server. This means that cloaks, and bans, and all other hostname/IP based things work exactly as they should. When you whois the user, it'll look like they are connecting directly from their own IP, and not through Mibbit. This is also known as a cgiirc{} block on some servers. This is the best method of having Mibbit connect to your network seamlessly.

If you wish to set up a Web:IRC configuration for Mibbit, please follow the following steps.

  1. Choose a WebIRC password.
    • This password should be between 6-20 alphanumeric characters. Please don't use special characters.
  2. Configure your servers. How to do so is listed below for each server type.
    • Please have your settings saved and rehashed
  3. Gather the following information so that you may supply it in the following step.
    • Network name
      • Will be shown in the server tab, so keep it short but meaningful. For could be "Example Net"
    • A list of all DNS entries that point to your network.
      • e.g.,,, etc.
      • In the case that not all servers in your network are set up with WebIRC, a list of the servers with WebIRC enabled.
    • Preferred connect server or round robin and the port number (if not 6667)
      • e.g., (will be used by the main client)
    • Server admin's Email address
    • Server admin's nickname on server
    • WebIRC password
    • Public
      • Only say yes if you have more than 50 users. No, services and bots do not count. IRC OPs do not count either.
      • Only say yes if you want to see your server listed in the main client's Home > IRC: dropdown list.
      • If there are reports that the Mibbit client cannot connect, once the entry is set up, then the "public" entry will be removed.
    • IRCd version
    • General description of the network
      • A tag such as "Gaming", "Support", "Politics", ect.
  4. Contact a staff member on IRC or send an email.
    • Staff member (ircop) via IRC
    • It is easier for staff to help you through IRC, though it is less organized.
      • Make sure the person is a staff member. Staff members are listed in the /motd and have op in #help when they are active.
      • Ask if anybody is available to add a Web:IRC entry.
      • If a staff member responds in the positive, send them the information gathered above via a private message.
      • Pastebin your information to save time.
      • If not, send an email. You can send an email without trying on IRC, but it is generally faster to set up through IRC.
    • Send an email.
      • The subject should include "WebIRC" and your network name. For example, "Example Net: WebIRC Configuration".
      • Send the email to
      • Include all of the gathered information.
      • Emails take longer than IRC to get processed. Most emails are processed within 24 hours.
  5. Once your information is added to our database, we will give you a confirmation message, whether through IRC or email.
    • It takes about 15 minutes for the changes to take effect on our end.