provides real-time chat services to sourcehut users based on the Internet Relay Chat (IRC) protocol. In technical terms, essentially provides a hosted IRC bouncer.

NOTICE: is presently only available for users with a paid sourcehut account. You can set up billing on

SourceHut does not operate an IRC network. We recommend Libera Chat, an independently operated, third-party network, which is configured to use by default. Please review the Libera Chat Network policies for details on appropriate network usage. documentation

To start using, simply visit in your web browser and log in with your SourceHut credentials. Read the instructions on-screen to get started.

We have a few additional guides for different audiences: software is based on the soju IRC bouncer and the gamja webchat client. Our downstream patches, if any, are kept in the "srht" branch of each.

Official IRC channels and support

SourceHut operates a number of official IRC channels on where you can get support for issues or socialize with other SourceHut users. You can join them with the /join <channel> command, or, if you have configured the irc:// handler, click the link.

  • on-topic sourcehut support and development channel, including for technical issues related to's webchat and bouncer service
  • off-topic channel for discussing sourcehut-adjacent topics with the sourcehut community
  • read-only technical operations & monitoring channel
  • #libera: official Libera network support, for issues with channel management, NickServ account maintenance, and moderation and spam concerns. This channel is not officially affiliated with SourceHut.

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