Transport / Matrix

Portal rooms Host-Cloak
#yourchannel:hackint.org gateway/matrix/*

Retention

Hackint implements a rigorous retention policy, so that we do not store conversations older than two minutes. As such we do not participate in providing backlog to remote users, unless they were present at the time, when an event first occured. Other homeservers will likely fill the gap, should your channel have a more relaxed setting concerning history.

Media content shared from the Matrix side will be served up to 90 days via our homeserver.

Known issues

Frequently Asked Questions

Account registration and automatic login

Users joining us from Matrix can make use of NickServ accounts to protect their name and maintain ACLs for Channels using ChanServ. To achieve that open a conversation with both @appservice-irc:hackint.org and make sure you've set the IRC nickname you desire.

!nick <name>

Then open a conversation with @NickServ:hackint.org and complete the registration flow, by passing your email address and a unique account password to the register command. We will send you an email to confirm your address, it holds a token that you need to pass to @NickServ:hackint.org to complete your registration.

register <password> <email>
verify <token>

Then return to the conversation with @appservice-irc:hackint.org to store your credentials, to be automatically logged in on connect. Follow up by reconnecting the IRC session to make sure you are being logged in, which NickServ will confirm in your conversation.

!username <name>
!storepass <password>
!reconnect

The given password has to be stored in plaintext on our matrix infrastructure so it can be used during connection attemps to authenticate with our services. Please make sure to use a unique password.

Bridging with existing Matrix rooms (Plumbing)

On a case by case basis we can provide plumbing to your existing Matrix room into one of hackints IRC rooms. Plumbing can only be requested by users that are operators (ChanServ permissions) to the IRC channel in question.

To initiate the plumbing process, start by inviting @appservice-irc:hackint.org into your Matrix room and equip them with admin permissions to the room. The appservice will only join the room, when the plumbing process is complete. This is a prerequisite for the plumbing process to work.

When you have completed these steps contact us in #hackint and provide us with the raw MXID (!randomstring:example.com) to your channel as well as the IRC room on hackint you would like bridged to it.

What if I don't want Matrix users in my channel?

Preventing matrix users from joining your rooms can be achieved by banning *@gateway/matrix* from your channel.

/mode +b *@gateway/matrix*

The trailing wildcard is recommended, as we intend to equip Matrix users with individual hostnames in the future.