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Interface server connecting Django's channels and IRC

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A bridge between IRC and Django’s channels.


run pip install channels_irc to install the library and set up the command line interface


Full docs available at



Follow these steps to set up Django Channels IRC in your project


Add the library to INSTALLED_APPS:


Create a Consumer

Django Channels IRC contains two consumers for interacting with the IRC interface server: IrcConsumer and AsyncIrcConsumer:

from channels_irc import IrcConsumer

class MyIrcConsumer(IrcConsumer):
    def welcome(self, channel):
        Optional hook for actions on connection to IRC Server
        print('Connected to IRC with nickname'.format(nickname)

    def disconnect(self, server, port):
        Optionl hook for actions on disconnect from IRC Server
        print('Disconnect from server {}:{}'.format(server, port)

    def my_custom_message(self):
        Use built-in functions to send basic IRC messages
        self.send_message('my-channel', 'here is what I wanted to say')

    def my_custom_command(self):
        You can also use built-in functions to send basic IRC commands
        self.send_command('join', channel='some-other-channel')

Add your consumer(s) to your router

You can use the irc type in channels ProtocolTypeRouter to connect your new consumer to the interface server, and ensure your irc messages are delivered to the right place:

from channels.routing import ProtocolTypeRouter
from myapp.consumers import MyIrcConsumer

application = ProtocolTypeRouter({
    'irc': MyIrcConsumer,

Start the interface server

The interface server can be started by simply running this in the command line:


The server requires that the server, nickname, and application properties be set. The application should be an import string pointing to the location of your app’s ASGI application. Hence, if your app was named myapp, contained an ASGI file called, and your ASGI application is named my_application, you could start the server by running:

channels-irc -s '' -n 'my_irc_nickname' -a 'myapp.asgi:my_application'

You can also set these values using the env variables CHANNELS_IRC_SERVER, CHANNELS_IRC_NICKNAME, and CHANNELS_IRC_LAYER.

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