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1 wcc 1.40 $Id: README,v 1.39 2004/04/13 03:57:51 wcc Exp $
2 wcc 1.36
3 wcc 1.28 Readme
4     Last revised: June 5, 2002
5     _________________________________________________________________
6    
7     Readme
8    
9    
10 wcc 1.32 Please at least SKIM this document before asking questions. In fact, READ IT
11     if you've never successfully set up an Eggdrop bot before. PLEASE! READ IT!
12 wcc 1.28
13     Contents
14    
15     0. Important notice
16     1. What is Eggdrop?
17     2. How do I get Eggdrop?
18     2a. How to get the latest version of Eggdrop via CVS
19     3. Quick startup
20     4. Upgrading
21     4a. Upgrading from a pre-1.3 version to 1.6
22     4b. Upgrading from an older 1.3/1.4/1.5/1.6 version to a newer one
23     5. Command line
24     6. Frequently Asked Questions
25     6a. What do I do if I get the error "User file not found"?
26     6b. My Eggdrop won't run; It just says "Can't find your hostname!"
27     6c. What the Heck is Tcl?
28     6d. My bot dies and the last entry in the logfile is "Received terminate
29     signal". What does that mean and can I prevent it?
30 wcc 1.40 6e. Someone else set up a bot I don't like. Are there any backdoors I
31 wcc 1.28 can use to take their bot down?
32 wcc 1.40 6f. What are modules?
33     6g. Can I compile Eggdrop without dynamic modules?
34     6g1. Do I still need to "loadmodule" modules?
35     6h. Where can I get a pre-compiled Eggdrop for my computer?
36     6i. I get "Makefile:3 : invalid operator" or some such thing when I
37 wcc 1.28 try to "make".
38 wcc 1.40 6j. When I "tclsh scripts/weed <userfile> c" It barfs chunks at me
39 wcc 1.28 and dies.
40 wcc 1.40 6k. I get "ld-elf.so.1: Shared object "libtcl80.so.1" not found" or
41 wcc 1.28 "eggdrop: error in loading shared libraries / libtcl8.1.so: cannot
42     open shared object file: No such file or directory" when I try to
43     start my bot.
44 wcc 1.40 6l. I get a whole pile of "unresolved symbol 'Tcl_AppendResult'" (or
45 wcc 1.28 some other symbol) when I try to load a module.
46     7. Setting up a crontab
47     7a. Setting up a crontab using autobotchk
48     8. Boring legal stuff
49     9. Mailing list
50     10. Documentation
51     11. Obtaining help
52    
53     _________________________________________________________________
54    
55    
56     (0) NOTICE
57    
58 wcc 1.29 Please read this file carefully before trying to set up Eggdrop. Also,
59     make SURE that you select your +n (owner) users wisely! They have 100%
60     access to your bot and account! ONLY GIVE THIS POWER TO SOMEONE YOU
61     TRUST COMPLETELY!!
62 wcc 1.28
63    
64     (1) WHAT IS EGGDROP?
65    
66 wcc 1.40 Eggdrop is the World's most popular Internet Relay Chat (IRC) bot; it is
67 wcc 1.29 freely distributable under the GNU General Public License (GPL). Eggdrop
68     is a feature rich program designed to be easily used and expanded upon by
69     both novice and advanced IRC users on a variety of hardware and software
70     platforms.
71    
72     An IRC bot is a program that sits on an IRC channel and preforms automated
73     tasks while looking just like a normal user on the channel. Some of these
74     functions include protecting the channel from abuse, allowing privileged
75     users to gain op or voice status, logging channel events, providing
76     information, hosting games, etc.
77    
78     One of the features that makes Eggdrop stand out from other bots is module
79     and Tcl scripting support. With scripts and modules, you can make the bot
80     preform almost any task you want. They can do anything from preventing
81     floods to greeting users and banning advertisers from channels.
82    
83     You can also link multiple Eggdrop bots together to form a botnet. This
84     can allow bots to op each other securely, control floods efficiently, and
85     even link channels across multiple IRC networks. It also allows the
86     Eggdrops share user lists, ban lists, exempt/invite lists, and ignore
87     lists with other bots if userfile sharing is enabled. This allows users
88     to have the same access on every bot on your botnet. It also allows the
89     bots to distribute tasks such as opping and banning users. See doc/BOTNET
90     for information on setting up a botnet.
91    
92     Eggdrop is always being improved and adjusted because there are bugs to
93     be fixed and features to be added (if the users demand them, and they make
94     actually sense). In fact, it existed for several years as v0.7 - v0.9
95     before finally going 1.0. This version of Eggdrop is part of the 1.6 tree.
96     A valiant effort has been made to chase down and destroy bugs.
97    
98     This README file contains information about how to get Eggdrop, command
99     line options for Eggdrop, what you may need to do when upgrading from
100     older versions, a list of frequently asked questions, how to set up a
101     crontab, some boring legal stuff, info about the mailing list (a great
102     place to ask questions, and a good place to report bugs, too), some basics
103     about CVS usage, and some channels where you might get help with Eggdrop.
104 wcc 1.28
105    
106     (2) HOW TO GET EGGDROP
107    
108 wcc 1.29 Before you can compile Eggdrop, you need to have Tcl installed on your
109     system. Most systems should have Tcl on them by now -- you can check by
110     trying the command "tclsh". If it works, you will be given a "%" prompt,
111     and you can type "exit" to exit the program. This means Tcl is installed
112     on your system. If tclsh doesn't load, then Tcl probably isn't on your
113     system, and you will need to install it. The best ftp site for Tcl is
114 wcc 1.33 ftp://tcl.activestate.com/pub/tcl/.
115 wcc 1.29
116     Tcl comes with the most distributions of Linux. HOWEVER, the one that comes
117     on Slackware 3.0 is goofed up and you'll have to re-install it for yourself
118     to get it working.
119 fabian 1.7
120 wcc 1.29 Currently, the 1.6 tree of Eggdrop is developed at eggheads.org. You can
121     get the latest version of Eggdrop from the following url:
122 fabian 1.7
123 wcc 1.29 http://www.geteggdrop.com
124 fabian 1.7
125 wcc 1.29 You might try www.eggheads.org for help and information.
126 fabian 1.7
127    
128 wcc 1.28 (2a) CVS USAGE
129 guppy 1.21
130 wcc 1.29 You can obtain the VERY LATEST version of Eggdrop, that is still under
131     development, by using CVS. CVS means 'Concurrent Versions System' and is
132     a tool for developers to always keep source code up to date. Try 'man cvs'
133     on your shell for more information about CVS.
134 guppy 1.21
135 wcc 1.29 This is intended only for users that know a good bit about Eggdrop. Be
136     aware that the versions of Eggdrop that you get via CVS are still being
137 wcc 1.38 developed, and may be buggy. The Eggheads Development Team will in NO WAY
138     take any responsibility for whatever might happen to you or your shell if
139 wcc 1.29 you use a CVS version of Eggdrop.
140 guppy 1.21
141 wcc 1.29 To obtain Eggdrop over CVS, do as follows:
142 guppy 1.21
143 wcc 1.29 1. Log into your shell.
144 guppy 1.21
145 wcc 1.29 2. Type: 'export
146     CVSROOT=:pserver:anonymous@cvs.eggheads.org:/usr/local/cvsroot'.
147 guppy 1.21
148 wcc 1.29 3. Type 'cvs login'.
149 guppy 1.21
150 wcc 1.29 4. Press <enter> when prompted for a password.
151 guppy 1.21
152 wcc 1.29 5. In your home dir, type 'cvs checkout eggdrop1.6'
153 fabian 1.7
154 wcc 1.29 6. In ~/eggdrop1.6, you should have a copy of the latest CVS version
155     of Eggdrop.
156 fabian 1.7
157 wcc 1.29 Notes:
158 guppy 1.21
159 wcc 1.29 o You can 'cvs logout', but you don't need to.
160 guppy 1.21
161 wcc 1.29 o You don't need to go through this whole process every time. If you
162     want to get a CVS version of Eggdrop at a later time, you can just
163 wcc 1.36 'cd ~/eggdrop1.6' and type 'cvs update -CdAP'.
164 wcc 1.24
165 wcc 1.29 o If you experience errors when using 'export', you might be using tclsh
166     as a shell. If so, try using the command 'setenv' instead of 'export':
167 fabian 1.7
168 wcc 1.29 setenv CVSROOT :pserver:anonymous@cvs.eggheads.org:/usr/local/cvsroot
169 fabian 1.7
170    
171 wcc 1.28 (3) QUICK STARTUP
172 fabian 1.7
173 wcc 1.29 Please see the 'INSTALL' file AFTER you finish reading this file.
174 fabian 1.7
175    
176 wcc 1.28 (4) UPGRADING
177 guppy 1.21
178    
179 wcc 1.28 (4a) UPGRADING FROM A PRE-1.3 VERSION TO 1.6
180 guppy 1.21
181 wcc 1.29 #### BACK UP YOUR USERFILE ####
182 guppy 1.21
183 wcc 1.29 We can't stress this enough. If you are upgrading and you have even a
184     slight possibility of downgrading again later, you will HAVE to back up
185     your userfile, or you will lose it. v1.3 of Eggdrop radically changed a
186     lot of things.
187    
188     There are many major changes between v0.9, v1.0, v1.1 and v1.6, so PAY
189     ATTENTION to this part if you have a v0.9, 1.0 or 1.1 bot currently. If
190     you're just starting out, you can skip this section.
191    
192     If you run share bots, you will need to upgrade them all at the same time
193     because of the new userfile format. Older bots will be able to link in,
194     but will not get or send a userfile. MAKE A NEW CONFIG FILE from the
195     example; there are some radical changes.
196    
197     If you are upgrading from 0.9/1.0 to 1.6, just redo the whole thing.
198     Absolutely everything has changed, including the userfile and config file
199     formats.
200    
201     If you are upgrading from 1.1/1.2 to 1.6, you will likely want to redo
202     the config file, as much as changed. BACK UP! You will need to run 'tclsh
203     scripts/weed/<userfile> c' to convert your userfile from v3 (1.1/1.2) to
204     v4 (1.3/1.4/1.5/1.6).
205 wcc 1.24
206    
207 wcc 1.28 (4b) UPGRADING FROM AN OLDER 1.3/1.4/1.5/1.6 VERSION TO A NEWER 1.6 VERSION
208 wcc 1.24
209 wcc 1.29 If you followed the 'INSTALL' file and did a 'make install' (or 'make
210     install DEST="path"') after 'make', this will be pretty easy. Just upload
211     the new eggdrop1.6.x.tar.gz file to your home dir on your shell, gunzip
212     and untar it, and type 'cd ~/eggdrop1.6.x'. Next, type './configure',
213     'make config' or 'make iconfig', then 'make'. Then, kill the bot ('.die'
214     on the party line), and 'make install' to the same directory your bot
215     is currently in. After that, you can just restart your bot. You may wish
216     to delete the old Eggdrop executable and modules as well, especially if
217     you have limited disk space.
218    
219 wcc 1.30 You should read through the new eggdrop.conf file for all of the new
220     options in Eggdrop 1.6.x if you are upgrading from 1.3.x or 1.4.x. You
221     can copy and paste any of these settings into you current conf file if
222     you do not want to use the default settings.
223 wcc 1.28
224    
225     (5) COMMAND LINE
226    
227 wcc 1.29 Eggdrop has some command-line options -- not many, because most things
228     should be defined through the config file. However, sometimes you may
229     want to start up the bot in a different mode, and the command-line
230     options let you do that. Basically, the command line for Eggdrop is:
231    
232     % eggdrop [options] [config-file]
233    
234     The options available are:
235    
236     -n: Don't background. Normally, Eggdrop will move itself into the
237     background when you start it up, meaning you'll get another shell
238     prompt, and you can do other things while the bot is running. With
239     -n, you won't return to the shell prompt until the bot exits (which
240     won't normally happen until it's killed). By default, -n will send
241     all log entries to the console.
242    
243     -nt: Don't background, use terminal. This is just like -n, except that
244     instead of seeing log entries, your console will simulate a DCC
245     chat with the bot.
246    
247     -nc: Don't background, show channel info. This is just like -n, except
248     that instead of seeing log entries, every 10 seconds your screen
249     will clear and you will see the current channel status, sort of
250     like "top".
251    
252     -m: Create userfile. If you don't have a userfile, this will make Eggdrop
253     create one and give owner status to the first person that introduces
254     himself or herself to it. You'll need to do this when you first set
255     up your bot.
256 wcc 1.24
257 wcc 1.29 -v: Show version info, then quit.
258 wcc 1.24
259 wcc 1.29 Most people never use any of the options except -m, and you usually only
260     need to use that once.
261 wcc 1.28
262    
263     (6) FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (or "Why doesn't this thing work?")
264    
265 wcc 1.29 6a. WHAT DO I DO IF I GET THE ERROR "USER FILE NOT FOUND"?
266 wcc 1.28
267 wcc 1.35 1. Run Eggdrop with the "-m" option (i.e. "eggdrop -m eggdrop.conf").
268 wcc 1.28
269 wcc 1.35 2. Go to IRC and send "hello" to your bot (i.e. "/msg mybot hello").
270 wcc 1.28
271 wcc 1.29 3. You will become an owner on your bot. You can leave the bot running
272     (nobody else will become an owner if they say "hello"), but in the
273     future, don't use the "-m" option when running the bot.
274 wcc 1.28
275 wcc 1.29 6b. MY EGGDROP WON'T RUN; IT JUST SAYS "CAN'T FIND YOUR HOSTNAME!"
276 wcc 1.28
277 wcc 1.29 Your machine is set up strangely, and Eggdrop can't figure out its
278     network hostname. You can get around this by setting the my-ip setting
279     in the config file correctly.
280 wcc 1.28
281 wcc 1.29 6c. WHAT THE HECK IS Tcl?
282 wcc 1.28
283 wcc 1.29 Tcl is a scripting language written by John Ousterhout. It's much better
284     than most "built-in" script languages (like the one in ircII) and is
285     meant to be linked with anything needing a scripting language, so I
286     linked it with Eggdrop. The file "tcl-commands.doc" in the doc directory
287     contains a list of additional Tcl commands provided by Eggdrop. There
288     are also several example scripts in the scripts/ directory, and one in
289     the doc directory called first_script.txt. Hundreds of scripts floating
290     around on the ftp/web sites if you like working by example (which is
291     typically the best way).
292 wcc 1.28
293 wcc 1.29 6d. MY BOT DIES, AND THE LAST ENTRY IN THE LOGFILE IS "RECEIVED TERMINATE
294     SIGNAL". WHAT DOES THAT MEAN, AND CAN I PREVENT IT?
295 wcc 1.28
296 wcc 1.29 There's nothing you can do to prevent it. It means the system
297     administrator is killing the Eggdrop process. Most of the time, it's an
298     automatic thing that happens when the system is being rebooted, so it's
299     harmless. If you have a crontab running, the bot will get restarted when
300     the system is back online. Occasionally, the system administrator will
301     kill the bot manually. For example, if he/she doesn't want bots running
302     on the system.
303 wcc 1.28
304 wcc 1.40 6e. SOMEONE ELSE SET UP A BOT I DON'T LIKE. ARE THERE ANY BACKDOORS I CAN
305 wcc 1.29 USE TO TAKE THEIR BOT DOWN?
306 wcc 1.24
307 wcc 1.29 No, there have never been any backdoors and there never will be, so
308     please stop asking. Every once in a while, someone finds a way to
309     exploit a bug in Eggdrop, but we fix these bugs as soon as we find out
310     about them. If you want to bring down someone else's bot, you will not
311     have my/our help.
312 fabian 1.7
313 wcc 1.40 6f. WHAT ARE MODULES?
314 fabian 1.7
315 wcc 1.29 Modules are a way of adding extra features to the bot, much like Tcl
316     scripts, without requiring the bot to be recompiled. See doc/MODULES
317     for more information.
318 wcc 1.28
319 wcc 1.40 6g. CAN I COMPILE EGGDROP WITHOUT DYNAMIC MODULES?
320 wcc 1.28
321 wcc 1.29 Yes, you can. If the configure script detects that your system CAN'T
322     run modules, it will setup 'make' to link the modules in statically
323     for you. You can choose this option yourself by using 'make static'.
324     You can also try to compile dynamic modules on a static-only system
325     by using 'make eggdrop'.
326 wcc 1.28
327 wcc 1.40 6g1. DO I STILL NEED TO 'loadmodule' MODULES?
328 wcc 1.28
329 wcc 1.29 YES, when you compile statically, all the modules are linked into the
330     main executable. HOWEVER, they are not enabled until you use loadmodule
331     to enable them, hence you get nearly the same functionality with static
332     modules as with dynamic modules.
333 wcc 1.28
334 wcc 1.40 6h. WHERE CAN I GET A PRE-COMPILED EGGDROP FOR MY COMPUTER?
335 wcc 1.28
336 wcc 1.29 It is HIGHLY recommended AGAINST using pre-compiled Eggdrops from
337     un-trusted sources. Eggdrop has been a regular target for hacking and
338     crashing. Distribution of pre-compiled (binary) versions of Eggdrop are
339     the easiest way for hackers to provide you with the easiest (and most
340     dangerous) way of gaining access to, not only your bot, but to your
341     computer account directly. Don't advertise your pre-compiled Eggdrop
342     binary sites on the Eggdrop list either. =P
343 wcc 1.28
344 wcc 1.40 6i. I GET 'Makefile:3 :invalid operator' OR SOME-SUCH-THING WHEN I TRY
345 wcc 1.29 TO 'make'.
346 wcc 1.28
347 wcc 1.29 Try 'gmake'.
348 wcc 1.28
349 wcc 1.40 6j. WHEN I 'tclsh scripts/weed <userfile> c' IT BARFS CHUNKS AT ME AND
350 wcc 1.29 DIES. :(
351 wcc 1.28
352 wcc 1.29 Upgrade your Tcl. You are probably using Tcl 7.5 or earlier. Some of the
353     commands in weed require Tcl7.6 to run, so either upgrade it or remove
354     the offending lines from you userfile manually (those starting with '.'
355     generally) and accept the loss of that data.
356 wcc 1.28
357 wcc 1.40 6k. I GET "ld-elf.so.1: Shared object "libtcl80.so.1" not found" or
358 wcc 1.29 "eggdrop: error in loading shared libraries libtcl8.1.so: \
359     cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory" WHEN I TRY
360     TO START MY BOT.
361 wcc 1.28
362 wcc 1.29 './configure' is looking in the wrong place for Tcl; it looks like it
363     compiled with one version of Tcl and tries to load another. Maybe your
364     sysadmin upgraded Tcl and didn't tell you. In that case, you should just
365     need to recompile your bot.
366 wcc 1.28
367 wcc 1.29 Maybe, when upgrading, he didn't clean the old version of Tcl and
368     './configure' is looking for the files in the wrong places, or trying
369     to use different versions of tcl.h and libtcl*. Smack your admin and
370     have him install Tcl properly. ;)
371 wcc 1.28
372 wcc 1.29 You can also try:
373 fabian 1.7
374 wcc 1.29 ./configure --with-tcllib=<path-to-tcl-lib>
375     --with-tclinc=<path-to-tcl-inc>
376 fabian 1.7
377 wcc 1.29 This will tell configure where to look for the Tcl files.
378 guppy 1.21
379 wcc 1.29 Try looking for libtcl by:
380 segfault 1.1
381 wcc 1.29 ls /usr/lib/libtcl*
382     ls /usr/local/lib/libtcl*
383 segfault 1.1
384 wcc 1.29 Try looking for tcl.h by:
385 segfault 1.1
386 wcc 1.29 ls /usr/include/tcl.h
387     ls /usr/local/include/tcl.h
388 segfault 1.1
389 wcc 1.29 If everything else fails, try to install Tcl to your home dir ;)
390     (Suggested by dw@Undernet, dw@lixom.nu)
391 wcc 1.24
392 wcc 1.40 6l. I GET A WHOLE PILE OF "Unresolved symbol 'Tcl_AppendResult'" (OR SOME
393 wcc 1.29 OTHER SYMBOL) WHEN I TRY TO LOAD A MODULES.
394 guppy 1.21
395 wcc 1.40 POSSIBILITY A: See section 6k.
396 fabian 1.7
397 wcc 1.29 POSSIBILITY B:
398 wcc 1.24
399 wcc 1.29 Some of the standard libraries have been compiled for static linking
400     only on your machine, you have 3 options:
401 wcc 1.24
402 wcc 1.29 1. If it's your own machine, recompile Tcl using dynamic linking by
403     using './configure --enable-shared' when you configure Tcl (not
404     the bot) and then remake, and reinstall.
405 fabian 1.7
406 wcc 1.39 2. If it's not your machine, you may have to resort to 'make static'
407 wcc 1.29 and 'make install DEST="path"' to make and install your bot.
408 wcc 1.28
409 wcc 1.29 3. If you are of a more aggressive sense of mind, go beat the
410     stuffing out of your admin for having lame static libraries. :)
411 wcc 1.28
412    
413     (7) SETTING UP A CRONTAB
414    
415 wcc 1.29 Eggdrop has become more stable with time, thanks mostly to people
416     reporting bug details and helping find places where it crashes. However,
417     there are still a -few- places where things aren't perfect. Few, if any,
418     things in life are.
419 wcc 1.28
420 wcc 1.29 Also, most systems go down from time to time. These things cause your bot
421     to disappear from IRC, and you have to restart it.
422 fabian 1.7
423 wcc 1.29 Eggdrop comes with a shell script called 'botchk' that will help keep the
424     bot online. It will make the machine check every ten minutes to make sure
425     your bot is still running. To use it, you have to add a line to your
426     crontab. First, edit 'botchk' and change the directory and command line
427     parameters so that it will be able to start up your bot. Then, add this
428     line to your crontab:
429 guppy 1.21
430 wcc 1.29 0,10,20,30,40,50 * * * * /home/mydir/botchk
431 guppy 1.21
432 wcc 1.29 If you don't want to get e-mails from cron, use this:
433 guppy 1.21
434 wcc 1.29 0,10,20,30,40,50 * * * * /home/mydir/botchk >/dev/null 2>&1
435 fabian 1.7
436 wcc 1.29 Naturally, you need to change the path to the correct path for botchk. If
437     you've never used crontab before, here is a simple way to add that line:
438 fabian 1.7
439 wcc 1.29 1. Create a new file called 'mycron' and put the above line into it.
440 guppy 1.21
441 wcc 1.29 2. From your shell prompt, type '% crontab mycron'.
442 guppy 1.21
443 wcc 1.29 That will create a new crontab entry for you with a line that runs botchk
444     every ten minutes. Botchk will then restart the bot when necessary (and
445     send you email informing you).
446 guppy 1.21
447    
448 wcc 1.28 (7a) SETTING UP A CRONTAB USING AUTOBOTCHK
449 guppy 1.21
450 wcc 1.29 Included with your Eggdrop is an Eggdrop utility called 'autobotchk'.
451     Using autobotchk is probably the fastest way of creating your botchk and
452     crontabbing it with just a few required steps:
453 guppy 1.21
454 wcc 1.29 1. Type 'cp scripts/autobotchk ..'.
455 guppy 1.21
456 wcc 1.29 2. Type './autobotchk <Eggdrop config file>'.
457 fabian 1.7
458 wcc 1.29 This will hopefully crontab your bot using the default setup. If you want
459     a list of autobotchk options, type './autobotchk'. An example with options
460     would be:
461 fabian 1.7
462 wcc 1.29 ./autobotchk <Eggdrop config file> -noemail -5
463 guppy 1.21
464 wcc 1.29 This would setup crontab to run the botchk every 5 minutes and also to
465     not send you e-mail saying that it restarted your bot.
466 fabian 1.7
467    
468 wcc 1.28 (8) BORING LEGAL STUFF
469 fabian 1.7
470 wcc 1.40 The Eggdrop bot is Copyright (C) by Robey Pointer. As of January, 1997,
471 wcc 1.29 Eggdrop is distributed according to the GNU General Public License. There
472     should be a copy of this license in the file 'COPYING'. If not, write to
473     the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
474    
475 wcc 1.40 As of Eggdrop 1.3.28, all changes made by the Eggheads Development Team to
476     the Eggdrop source code and any related files are Copyright (C) by Eggheads
477     Development Team. The source code will still be distributed according to
478     the GNU General Public License as Robey Pointer did in the past.
479 wcc 1.29
480     Releases previous to 1.0m were made using a different licensing scheme.
481     You may, at your option, use the GNU General Public License on those
482     versions (instead of the license packaged with them) with my blessing.
483     For any versions bearing a copyright date of 1997 or later, you have
484     no choice -- you must use the GNU General Public License.
485    
486     The files "match.c", "net.c", and "blowfish.c" are exempt from the above
487     restrictions. "match.c" is original code by Chris Fuller (email:
488     crf@cfox.bchs.uh.edu) and has been placed by him into the public domain.
489     "net.c" is by me, and I [who?] also choose to place it in the public
490     domain. "blowfish.c" is by various sources and is in the public domain
491     as well. All 3 files contain useful functions that could easily be
492     ported to other applications.
493 fabian 1.7
494 wcc 1.29 Tcl is by John Ousterhout and is in no way affiliated with Eggdrop. It
495     likely has its own set of copyrights and whatnots.
496 guppy 1.21
497 wcc 1.29 There is no warranty, implied or whatever. You use this software at your
498     own risk, no matter what purpose you put it to.
499 guppy 1.21
500    
501 wcc 1.28 (9) MAILING LIST
502 guppy 1.21
503 wcc 1.29 There are currently a couple of mailing lists about Eggdrop.
504     eggheads@eggheads.org is the one relevant for posts about Eggdrop 1.4 and
505     up (suggestions, help, etc).
506    
507     To subscribe to the eggheads mailing list, send e-mail to
508     eggheads-request@eggheads.org. In the body of the message, put "subscribe
509     eggheads". You can also go to the following url:
510    
511     http://scrambled.eggheads.org/mailman/listinfo/eggheads
512    
513     ### DO NOT SEND ROBEY EMAIL ABOUT EGGDROP! ###
514    
515     Robey is no longer developing the Eggdrop code, so don't bother e-mailing
516     him. If you have a serious problem, email the eggheads mailing list and
517     it will get to the coders.
518    
519     Please, before posting to this list, see what things are like. When you do
520     post, read over your post for readability, spelling, and grammar mistakes.
521     Obviously, we're all human (or are we?) and we all make mistakes (heck,
522     look at this document! ;).
523    
524     Open discussion and debate is integral to change and progress. Don't flame
525     others over mere form (grammar and spelling), or even substantive issues
526     for that matter. Please read and follow the mailing list rules.
527    
528     The eggheads@eggheads.org mailing list is not dedicated to those all too
529     common questions we have all seen on other lists... For example:
530    
531     o "Why does my bot say this: Please edit your config file."
532     o "How do I telnet my bot?"
533     o "Where do I get Eggdrop for windows??????"
534    
535     Technical questions, your thoughts or suggestions on new features being
536     added to Eggdrop, things that should be removed or fixed, amazing problems
537     that even stump the guru's, etc. are what we want to see here.
538    
539     Bug reports should be sent to bugs@eggheads.org. Please read and fill out
540     the BUG-REPORT file in the doc directory.
541    
542     DO NOT SEND HTML E-MAILS TO ANY OF THE EGGHEADS.ORG MAILING LISTS. ANYONE
543     CAUGHT SENDING HTML E-MAILS TO ONE OF THESE LISTS WILL BE REMOVED
544     IMMEDIATELY!
545 fabian 1.7
546 guppy 1.18
547 wcc 1.28 (10) DOCUMENTATION
548 fabian 1.7
549 wcc 1.29 We're trying to keep the documentation up to date. If you feel that
550     anything is missing here or that anything should be added, etc, please
551 wcc 1.40 e-mail bugs@eggheads.org about it. Thank you.
552 guppy 1.21
553 fabian 1.7
554 wcc 1.28 (11) OBTAINING HELP
555 fabian 1.7
556 wcc 1.29 You can obtain help with Eggdrop in the following IRC channels:
557 fabian 1.7
558 wcc 1.29 Undernet - #eggdrop, #eggies
559     EFnet - #egghelp, #eggfaq
560     IRCnet - #eggdrop
561     DALnet - #eggdrop, #botcentral
562     OPN - #eggdrop, #egghelp
563     QuakeNet - #eggdrop
564 fabian 1.7
565 wcc 1.29 If you plan to ask questions in any of the above channels, you should be
566     familiar with and follow IRC etiquette.
567 guppy 1.21
568 wcc 1.29 o Don't type using CAPITAL letters, colors, or bold.
569 guppy 1.21
570 wcc 1.29 o Don't use "!" and "?" excessively.
571 guppy 1.21
572 wcc 1.29 o Don't /msg people without their permission.
573 guppy 1.21
574 wcc 1.29 o Don't repeat or paste large amounts of text to the channel.
575 johoho 1.8
576 wcc 1.29 If there are any other serious Eggdrop related channels that should be
577     added to the above list, please let us know.
578 fabian 1.7
579 guppy 1.21 ________________________________________________________________________
580 fabian 1.7
581 guppy 1.14 Copyright (C) 1997 Robey Pointer
582 wcc 1.37 Copyright (C) 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Eggheads Development Team
583 wcc 1.40

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