NOTE: Consider this module currently more of a fun experiment than a serious project for use in production. Note the 'alpha' tag and have fun!
Whether you like it or not, XMPP is the future, but that pesky IRC just won't go away :)
With this module you can set up a special host on your server to allow connections from IRC clients and bots. They are able to join XMPP chatrooms on a specified conference server.
In your config file put something similar to the following:
Component "irc2muc.example.com" "ircd" conference_server = "conference.example.com" -- required listener_port = 7000
If you don't want your IRC users to have connectivity outside your server then there is no need for the hostnames you specify to be valid DNS entries.
The plugin stability, and/or serving compatibility with most of the IRC clients is yet to be determined.
Instructions (temporarily changed):