MUC rooms set up for connection to IRC channels can be configured with all of the security and access features available to standard XMPP MUC rooms in M-Link.

IRC to XMPP Migration

IRC is widely used on military networks. Many military networks wish to upgrade from IRC to XMPP, and the approach taken by the M-Link IRC gateway facilitates this.

With the M-Link model, an XMPP MUC room is created to match each IRC channel. As users move from IRC to XMPP they can be added to the XMPP MUC room. When no IRC users remain, the IRC channel can be turned off, a process that will be completely transparent to the XMPP users.