Enable Mibbit on Your IRC Server

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If you own an IRC server, and would like to enable people to access it from Mibbit without issues, it's simple to get setup.

First of all, anyone who uses Mibbit connects from the same IP address to your IRC server. This needs to be handled by the IRC server. The default setup for most IRC servers is to only allow 3 or so connections from any single IP, which means that only 3 Mibbitians would be able to connect to the server. There are two solutions to this.

WEBIRC (Best method)

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.


If you wish to set this up, please choose a password, and email us the password along with your server address. Sample unrealircd config:

cgiirc {
       type webirc;
       password <password>;

UnrealIRCD documentation


The protocol is pretty simple. The first command sent to the server is:

WEBIRC <password> cgiirc <hostname> <ip>

The server then uses the hostname and ip for that connection.

Here is the hybrid module code: m_cgiirc.c

Send any questions/requests for adding your server to the list of approved servers to tech[at]mibbit.com

Trust/session limit increase

If webirc is unavailable, mibbit sends over the users IP address and hostname. In the ident reply, we send the users IP address in hex form. We also set the users realname to be their hostname. If you use this method, you can ban individuals on their username. You just need to increase the connection limit for the Mibbit IP, and please remember NOT to k-line/ban the whole of mibbit. Ban individuals instead.

Our IP is

Configuration examples