HTTP2IRC -- An HTTP to IRC bridge

  • Lets you chat on IRC using any web client like curl
  • Makes it easy to build web apps by using solely client-side javascript and XMLHttpRequest
  • Web developers can build IRC web apps without touching IRC, server code, or web sockets
  • Allows IRC clients to tunnel through firewalls that block ports 6667/6697 by masquerading as web traffic


$ curl -d 'user=username&pass=password&cmd=PRIVMSG #chan :Hello, world!'

web <--> http2irc <--> ii <--> znc <--> actual irc network

The bouncer znc can later be replaced with bncnow.

Written in pure C and compiled using BSD make.