matterbrige is a bridge written in go, with support of many protocols and chat programs. in this guide, we will create a bridge from IRC to Telegram.
first, download matterbridge binary from author's github
$ ftp https://github.com/42wim/matterbridge/releases/download/v1.20.0/matterbridge-1.20.0-openbsd-64bit
Note: due to a bug in newer version which lead to segfault, 1.20 is used
afterwards, create a bot at @botfather in telegram, choose a name for it and disable group privacy, add it to your supergroup and make IRCchannel.
then fire up your editor and edit
[irc.ircbridge] Server="example.com:6667" Nick="BotNick"
first line defines a new bridge with name
ircbridge, second line sets server and port to connect and last line sets BotNick for our bot
Note: currently, only plain-text is supported for IRC.
first line will adds another bridge and replace <token> in second line with your bot token.
[gateway] name="gateway" enable=true [[gateway.inout]] account="irc.ircgateway" channel="#channel" [[gateway.inout]] account="telegram.telegateway" channel="-10012345678"
in first three lines defined our gateway with name "gateway", in next lines we have defined our IRC channel ( #channel) with irc.ircgateway bridge and our supergroup with telegateway. replace #channel and -10012345678 as your needs, note that telegram supergroups require -100 before their id.
chmod +x matterbridge-1.20.0-openbsd-64bit and
[irc.ircbridge] Server="example.com:6667" Nick="BotNick" [telegram.telebridge] Token="<token>" [gateway] name="gateway" enable=true [[gateway.inout]] account="irc.ircgateway" channel="#channel" [[gateway.inout]] account="telegram.telegateway" channel="-10012345678"
sometimes running matterbridge with
-d can help.
if you can send messages from IRC to telegram, but messages won't come from telegram to IRC, chances are you've not disabled group privacy in botfather.