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CamperVan, a Campfire to IRC bridge


CamperVan, as far as your IRC client is concerned, is just another ircd.

Campfire rooms and users are mapped as IRC channels and nicks. Campfire messages, even custom ones such as tweets and sounds, are translated for an IRC client to understand.


Wherever possible, Campfire messages and IRC commands are translated bidirectionally. Some of the mappings are:

IRC                         Campfire
---                         --------
#day_job                    "Day Job" room
joe_bob (nick)              Joe Bob (user)
@admin_user (nick)          An admin user
"joe_bob: hello" (message)  "Joe Bob: hello" (message)
https://tweet_url           Tweet message
/me waves                   *waves*

/LIST                       List rooms
/JOIN #day_job              Join the "Day Job" room
/PART #day_job              Leave the "Day Job" room
/WHO #day_job               List users in "Day Job"

/MODE +i #day_job           Lock room
/MODE -i #day_job           Unlock room

/TOPIC #day_job new topic   Change room's topic to "new topic"



gem install camper_van

Command-line Options

camper_van --help

Running CamperVan


From your IRC client, set up a connection to localhost:6667. To authenticate with Campfire, you must configure your connection's password (the IRC PASS command) to be:


Connect, and /LIST will show you the IRC channels / campfire rooms you have access to. To connect to more than one subdomain, make a separate connection for each.

Your campfire subdomain should be just the subdomain part. If your campfire url is, the subdomain would be mycompany.

CamperVan supports multiple simultaneous connections. Simply open a new connection and use other_subdomain:other_api_key for authentication.

If your IRC client (mIRC) doesn't allow : in the password, you can use -.


CamperVan uses:


MIT, See LICENSE for details.


Fork, patch, test, pull request.