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Jason's webdocs patch for 1.5

1 News - Updated 21 March 2000
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4 Whats new, first read the following documents:
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6 INSTALL
7 README
8 BOTNET
9 UPDATES1.5
10 tcl-commands
11
12 All of these documents combined will fill you in on the latest changes to
13 eggdrop in version 1.5.xx. Further down the file is changes made from the
14 1.3.xx to the 1.4.xx version of eggdrop.
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16 Alot of things have changed in this version so at a minimum read the
17 UPDATES1.5 and BOTNET text files. UPDATES shows whats been added and fixed
18 along the way. BOTNET gives a comprehensive step by step guide on linking
19 bots and the new bot flags.
20
21 CAUTION:
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23 1. Before you start the bot for the first time BACKUP your
24 userfile if this is an upgrade from a previous version.
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26 2. DON'T USE YOUR OLD CONFIG FILE.. MAKE A NEW ONE.........
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28 Changes made to Eggdrop 1.5.xx from Eggdrop1.4.xx
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30 !CHANNELS
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32 Support for IRCNET !channels was added to eggdrop. Also this
33 might be still a bit buggy, it should work basically. We
34 appreciate bug reports!
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36 ASYNCHRONOUS DNS MODULE
37
38 Eggdrop 1.5.1 is shipped with a new module, the dns module. It
39 replaces those old dns-lookups performed by eggdrop which could
40 halt the whole bot during a time-out. We also added a new tcl
41 command 'dnslookup', so scripts can look up IP's and hostname now
42 asynchronously, too.
43
44 +/-NODESYNCH
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46 This new channel setting replaces the old 'allow-desync' setting
47 from global to channel functionality. This setting is usefull if
48 you use some kind of chanserv or if you don't care about your
49 channel being desnych.
50
51 NICK LENGTH
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53 To support longer nicknames as some irc servers do (dalnet I
54 think) a settings was added for this one (nick-len).
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56 PENALTY CALCULATION
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58 Eggdrop calculates penalty points on IRCNET now, so it won't
59 flood itself off anymore.
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61 SHARE MODULE
62
63 Share module got a new setting now (override-bots) which allows
64 hub bots to override the leafs bot setting (botadress, telnet
65 port and password). Please note, that this won't work with a 1.4
66 or even 1.3 bot.
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68 TCL COMMANDS
69
70 * All three commands to add stuff to the queus (puthelp, putserv
71 and putquick) support the '-next' parameter now which pushes data
72 to the front of the queues.
73 * An command to calculate md5 checksums was added (md5).
74 * To support the new asynch dns module, the command 'dnslookup'
75 was added.
76
77 TRAFFIC ACCOUNTING
78
79 Eggdrop counts the whole traffic which it generates and receives
80 through irc,botnet and dcc now. You can access these statistica
81 via the dcc command '.traffic'. Please note, that the counter
82 gets reset every time a restart is done.
83
84 TRANSFER / FILESYS MODULE
85
86 The filesys and transfer modules have changed completely. Both
87 can handle now unlimited filename lengths and description sizes.
88 Incomplete downloads from the bot can be resumed now.
89 The db format of the filesys module was also changed to remove
90 the limits imposed by the old format. There's nothing special for
91 you to do as the old db is automatically converted to the new
92 format when you first access it. You won't be able to downgrade
93 to older versions after this though, so maybe you'll want to make
94 a backup first.
95
96 Changes made to Eggdrop 1.4.xx from Eggdrop1.3.xx
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98 SHARING
99
100 Sharing has changed a little. You will notice that a resync
101 buffer is kept for share bots when they disconnect. This allows
102 for them not to have to send the entire userfile again when they
103 reconnect. This is a much more effient approach to syncing the
104 user files.
105
106 BOTFLAGS
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108 Bot flags have changed. It is recommended that you read the
109 BOTNET document to learn more about linking bots. Major changes
110 in how you configure a passive and aggressive bot.
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112 USERFLAGS
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114 User flags have changed. You still have the basic flags but
115 others have been added. Some changes to this are that if someone
116 has a global +n they will automatically be given all the global
117 flags available. You will also notice there are no more capital
118 letters; each flag has its own unique letter. An example is the B
119 flag, in previous versions, it stood for a botnet master. The new
120 flag is t. For more information on these changes, see the .help
121 whois for a list of all flags. 1.3.24 introduces a new flag for
122 +stopnethack procedure flexibility: +w.
123
124 LANGUAGES
125
126 Almost everthing the bot says now is in language file. This
127 should allow the bot to be more versatile for other people that
128 do not speak english. As soon as we start getting the
129 translations in there will be a directory on ftp.eggheads.org
130 that will contain ready to use language files. Look for it real
131 soon.
132
133 COMMANDS
134
135 .voice and .devoice commands where added in dcc chat. This will
136 voice a user on a channel if the bot is oped. Likewise for the
137 .devoice command.
138 .email is now support in userinfo1.0.tcl so if you want emails to
139 work, use this :)
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142 (c) 1997 Robey Pointer
143 (c) 2000 Eggheads Development Team
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