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How webirc works:

  1. The user opens a mibbit client and requests a connect to, e.g., irc.blah.com
  2. The Mibbit backend checks irc.blah.com for matches in mibbit's webirc database
  3. If found the backend sends the webirc tag along with the user's IP and the password (chosen by the server admin) to irc.blah.com
  4. The server checks all requests from,, and (ircip1 .. ircip4.mibbit.com) for the correct password and then converts ident to "Mibbit" and @*.mibbit.com to the user's host name (most networks obfuscate the host for non ircops). The network now allows an (almost) unlimited number of users from mibbit's IP

see also: a more technical explanation and howto enable Mibbit on your IRC server