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matterircd

Join the IRC chat at https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=matterircd

Minimal IRC server which integrates with mattermost and slack Tested on FreeBSD / Linux / Windows

Most of the work happens in mm-go-irckit (based on github.com/shazow/go-irckit)

Docker

Run the irc server on port 6667. You'll need to specify -bind 0.0.0.0:6667 otherwise it only listens on 127.0.0.1 in the container.

docker run -p 6667:6667 42wim/matterircd:latest -bind 0.0.0.0:6667

Now you can connect with your IRC client to port 6667 on your docker host.

FreeBSD

Install the port.

# pkg install matterircd

Or with a local ports tree.

$ cd /usr/ports/net-im/matterircd
# make install clean

Enable the service.

echo "matterircd_enable="YES" >> /etc/rc.conf

Copy the default configuration and modify to your needs.

# cp /usr/local/etc/matterircd/matterircd.toml.sample /usr/local/etc/matterircd/matterircd.toml

Start the service.

# service matterircd start

Compatibility

  • Matterircd works with slack and mattermost 3.8.x - 3.10.0, 4.x, 5.x

Master branch of matterircd should always work against latest STABLE mattermost release.

Features

  • support direct messages / private channels / edited messages
  • auto-join/leave to same channels as on mattermost
  • reconnects with backoff on mattermost restarts
  • support multiple users
  • support channel backlog (messages when you're disconnected from IRC/mattermost)
  • search messages (/msg mattermost search query)
  • scrollback support (/msg mattermost scrollback #channel limit)
  • restrict to specified mattermost instances
  • set default team/server
  • WHOIS, WHO, JOIN, LEAVE, NICK, LIST, ISON, PRIVMSG, MODE, TOPIC, LUSERS, AWAY, KICK, INVITE support
  • support TLS (ssl)
  • support LDAP logins (mattermost enterprise) (use your ldap account/pass to login)
  • &users channel that contains members of all teams (if mattermost is so configured) for easy messaging
  • supports mattermost roles (shows admins with @ status for now)
  • gitlab auth hack by using mmtoken cookie (see https://github.com/42wim/matterircd/issues/29)

Binaries

You can find the binaries here

Building

Go 1.8+ is required Make sure you have Go properly installed, including setting up your [GOPATH] (https://golang.org/doc/code.html#GOPATH)

cd $GOPATH
go get github.com/42wim/matterircd

You should now have matterircd binary in the bin directory:

$ ls bin/
matterircd

Usage

Usage of ./matterircd:
  -bind string
        interface:port to bind to. (default "127.0.0.1:6667")
  -conf string
        config file
  -debug
        enable debug logging
  -interface string
        interface to bind to (deprecated: use -bind)
  -mminsecure
        use http connection to mattermost
  -mmserver string
        specify default mattermost server/instance
  -mmskiptlsverify
        skip verification of mattermost certificate chain and hostname
  -mmteam string
        specify default mattermost team
  -port int
        Port to bind to (deprecated: use -bind)
  -restrict string
        only allow connection to specified mattermost server/instances. Space delimited
  -tlsbind string
        interface:port to bind to. (e.g 127.0.0.1:6697)
  -tlsdir string
        directory to look for key.pem and cert.pem. (default ".")
  -version
        show version

Matterircd will listen by default on localhost port 6667. Connect with your favorite irc-client to localhost:6667

For TLS support you'll need to generate certificates.
You can use this program generate_cert.go to generate key.pem and cert.pem

Config file

See matterircd.toml.example
Run with matterircd -conf matterircd.toml

Mattermost user commands

Login

/msg mattermost login <server> <team> <username/email> <password>

Or if it is set up to only allow one host:

/msg mattermost login <username/email> <password>

Search

/msg mattermost search query

Scrollback

/msg mattermost scrollback <channel> <limit>
e.g. /msg mattermost scrollback #bugs 100 shows the last 100 messages of #bugs

Slack user commands

Get a slack token on https://api.slack.com/custom-integrations/legacy-tokens

Login

/msg slack login <token>

Or use team/login/pass to login

/msg slack login <team> <login> <password>

After login it'll show you a token you can use for the token login

Docker

A docker image for easily setting up and running matterircd on a server is available at docker hub.

Examples

  1. Login to your favorite mattermost service by sending a message to the mattermost user login

  2. You'll be auto-joined to all the channels you're a member of channel

  3. Chat away chat mmchat

Also works with windows ;-) windows

If you use chrome, you can easily test with circ

Guides

Here are some external guides and documentation that might help you get up and running more quickly: