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A simple IRC web client.



Requires an IRC WebSocket server.

First install dependencies:

npm install --production


Add a WebSocket listener to soju, e.g. listen wss://

Configure your reverse proxy to serve gamja files and proxy /socket to soju.


Setup webircgateway to serve gamja files:

enabled = true
webroot = /path/to/gamja

Then connect to webircgateway and append ?server=/webirc/websocket/ to the URL.


If you use nginx as a reverse HTTP proxy, make sure to bump the default read timeout to a value higher than the IRC server PING interval. Example:

location /socket {
	proxy_read_timeout 600s;
	proxy_http_version 1.1;
	proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
	proxy_set_header Connection "Upgrade";
	proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $remote_addr;
	proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme;

If you are unable to configure the proxy timeout accordingly, you can set the server.ping option in config.json to an interval, in seconds, between which gamja will send opportunistic pings.

#Development server

Start your IRC WebSocket server, e.g. on port 8080. Then run:

npm install
npm start

This will start a development HTTP server for gamja. Connect to it and append ?server=ws://localhost:8080 to the URL.

#Query parameters

gamja settings can be overridden using URL query parameters:

  • server: path or URL to the WebSocket server
  • nick: nickname
  • channels: comma-separated list of channels to join (# needs to be escaped)

Alternatively, the channels can be set with the URL fragment (ie, by just appending the channel name to the gamja URL).

#Configuration file

gamja default settings can be set using a config.json file at the root:

	// IRC server settings.
	"server": {
		// WebSocket URL or path to connect to (string).
		"url": "wss://irc.example.org",
		// Channel(s) to auto-join (string or array of strings).
		"autojoin": "#gamja",
		// Controls how the password UI is presented to the user. Set to
		// "mandatory" to require a password, "optional" to accept one but not
		// require it, and "disabled" to never ask for a password. Defaults to
		// "optional".
		"auth": "optional",
		// Interval in seconds to send PING commands (number). Set to 0 to
		// disable. Enabling PINGs can have an impact on client power usage and
		// should only be enabled if necessary.
		"ping": 60


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