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1 Features of Eggdrop 1.4.X
2 ------------------------------------------------------------------------
3
4 EGGDROP -- AN IRC BOT
5
6 Eggdrop is the most advanced IRC robot available. It has been under
7 development since December 1993, and, unlike most other bots, it is still
8 regularly updated. Its features include:
9
10
11 * completely different channel user lists like having a seperate bot for
12 each channel.
13 * complete channel protection, customizable via config file: permanently
14 store a ban list with comments, etc
15 * user records saved on disk and alterable via dcc chat: each user can
16 have a password (encrypted), a list of valid hostmasks, a set of
17 access flags, etc
18 * the ability to "learn" new users (if you choose to have the bot do so)
19 by letting users /MSG the bot "hello" and granting them automatic
20 access of whatever type you specify (or even no access at all)
21 * a "party line" available through dcc chat or telnet, with multiple
22 channels, giving you the ability to talk to people without being
23 affected by netsplits
24 * console mode: you can view each channel through dcc chat or telnet,
25 selectively looking at mode changes, joins and parts, channel talk, or
26 any combination of the above
27 * a file system where people can upload and download files, in an
28 environment that looks and acts (for the most part) like a typical
29 unix system -- plus the ability to mark directories as hidden /
30 unaccessable to people without certain user flags
31 * bot network: link two or more bots together for a party line that can
32 stretch not only across channels, but across irc networks (one bot on
33 EFnet, one bot on Undernet, etc)
34 * script language: commands and features can be added to the bot on the
35 fly, by means of the TCL script language, giving you the power of
36 TOTAL customization of your bot -- similar to ircII script
37
38 !!! WARNING !!!
39
40 Eggdrop is NOT a simple bot to use. It is an advanced bot for people who
41 know IRC and know what they're doing. If you don't know what DCC CHAT is or
42 how to use it -- if you don't know the difference between #channels and
43 &channels -- if you don't know what a clonebot or CTCP avalanche is -- then
44 this bot is not for you. Choose a simpler bot like Vladbot or Baloobot or
45 ComBot, or find one of the many scriptbots to use.
46
47 This is the 1.4.xx branch of the Eggdrop Bot.
48
49 *** NOTE:
50
51 This bot is NOT intended for users of very limited MEMORY or DISK shell
52 accounts. The development of this latest design of Eggdrop is geared
53 towards features and flexibility. If you have restraints on the resources
54 allowed to run your bot, then you should instead consider the 1.0 Eggdrop
55 version.
56
57 ***
58
59 This latest development of Eggdrop is now compilable in either of two
60 configurations:
61
62 MODULE - dynamic
63
64 The MODULE version of Eggdrop 1.4.xx provides for the on-the-fly loading of
65 extensions to the bot code without having to recompile the entire bot. This
66 is available on OS platforms which support dynamically linked/shared
67 libraries in their run-time and TCL libraries. It allows for functionality
68 of the bot to be loaded and unloaded at any time.
69
70 The base loadable modules distributed with this Eggdrop version are:
71
72
73 * assoc This is the functionality of the `assoc' command for naming
74 party `chat' lines. It also serves as an example for writing your own
75 modules.
76 * blowfish The standard Eggdrop encrypting routines for passwords and
77 other encrytions. This can be replaced with a user-written module to
78 perform their own encrypting algorithms.
79 * channels This allows eggdrop to have channel info stored and used on
80 that server that you allowed for with the server module.
81 * console This provides storage of console settings when you exit the
82 bot (or .store).
83 * ctcp This provides the normal ctcp replies that you'd expect.
84 * filesys This module performs the file-system operation for DCC file
85 transfers to and from the BOT over via IRC DCC commands.
86 * irc This controls all other irc related stuff. Not loading it is the
87 equivalent of the old NO_IRC setting.
88 * notes This provides support for storing of notes for users from each
89 other. Notes between currently online users is supported in the core,
90 this is only for storing the notes for later retrieval, direct
91 user->user notes are built-in.
92 * seen This provides seen commands via msg, on channel or via dcc,
93 similar to the various scripts.
94 * server This allows eggdrop to connect to a server, but that's about
95 it.
96 * share This provides the userfile sharing support (this requires the
97 channels & transfer modules).
98 * transfer This module performs the bot-to-bot userfile sharing
99 necessary for sharebots. It is loaded automatically when filesys is
100 loaded.
101 * wire This provides an encrypted partyline communication.
102 * woobie This is a example/skeletal module for writing your own module.
103
104 MODULE - static
105
106 The STATIC-MODULE version of Eggdrop 1.4.xx is pretty much the same as the
107 module bot, except each individual module is linked into the excutable. You
108 still need to 'loadmodule <module>' to turn them on.
109
110 See the file MODULES for more specific MODULE information.
111 New to 1.4.xx (applies to 1.3.xx also):
112
113 **** BOTNET
114
115 Major protocol changes, lots less messages & bytes used.
116
117 You WILL get double messages if you link OLD<->NEW<->NEW<->OLD (or any
118 number of NEW's between them).
119 To prevent this, have all your new bots on 1 side of the botnet, and all
120 the old ones on the other (although OLD<->NEW<->OLD should be ok).
121
122 The order of the version and handshake messages has reversed this means on
123 a new botlink between an OLD & a NEW, but you must .link from the OLD or
124 the NEW wont know the password.
125
126 **** USERLIST
127
128 If you want to have the option of going back to an old version SAVE your
129 userlist!! This is a new version userlist, and it's not backwards
130 compatible once written (it can still READ old userlists take note).
131
132 **** FLAGS
133
134 Flags have multiplied & split up: normal user/channel flags still exist and
135 are setable by .chattr. You can also now use .chattr +o|-o #channel. New
136 are the "user-defined" flags which are all of A-Z for users & channels.
137 Also, bot attributes are seperated now and are set using .botattr. Bots
138 have "user-defined" flags 0-9. The old 0-9 user defined flags will be
139 converted to A-J when you upgrade your userfile.
140
141 **** SHARING
142
143 *BIG CHANGE* well, big in use, small in code ;)
144
145 There are now 2 sharing flags, +p = passive share, +s = aggressive share.
146 Your bot will only accept sharing with passively with 1 bot at a time,
147 although any number of aggressive shares is fine.
148
149 Consider the botnet:
150
151 HubBotA
152 |-+LeafBotA
153 `-+HubBotB
154 |-+LeafBotB
155 `-or `-+LeafBotC
156
157 Flags would be set as such:
158
159 HubBotA has:
160 LeafBotA: +sl
161 HubBotB : +s
162 LeafBotC: +sl
163 LeafBotA has:
164 HubBotA : +ph
165 HubBotB has:
166 LeafBotB: +sl
167 LeafBotC: +sl
168 LeafBotB has:
169 HubBotB : +ph
170 LeafBotC has:
171 HubBotB : +ph
172 HubBotA : +ph
173
174 how's that look? :)
175
176 **** Installation
177
178 make install DEST=<directory>
179
180 ------------------------------------------------------------------------
181 (c) 1997 Robey Pointer
182 (c) 2000 Eggheads Development Team

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