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* Tcl cleanups.
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1 Features of Eggdrop 1.6.x
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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:
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
38 !!! WARNING !!!
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.
47 This is the 1.6.x branch of the Eggdrop Bot.
49 *** NOTE:
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.
57 ***
59 This latest development of Eggdrop is now compilable in either of two
60 configurations:
62 MODULE - dynamic
64 The MODULE version of Eggdrop 1.6.x 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.
70 The base loadable modules distributed with this Eggdrop version are:
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 * compress This allows compression of the userfile saving diskspace, and
82 bandwidth when sending large userfiles to share bots..
83 * console This provides storage of console settings when you exit the
84 bot (or .store).
85 * dns This provides asynchronous DNS lookups, avoiding the problem of
86 the bot stalling while dns lookups are performed.
87 * ctcp This provides the normal ctcp replies that you'd expect.
88 * filesys This module performs the file-system operation for DCC file
89 transfers to and from the BOT over via IRC DCC commands.
90 * irc This controls all other irc related stuff. Not loading it is the
91 equivalent of the old NO_IRC setting.
92 * notes This provides support for storing of notes for users from each
93 other. Notes between currently online users is supported in the core,
94 this is only for storing the notes for later retrieval, direct
95 user->user notes are built-in.
96 * server This allows eggdrop to connect to a server, but that's about
97 it.
98 * share This provides the userfile sharing support (this requires the
99 channels & transfer modules).
100 * transfer This module performs the bot-to-bot userfile sharing
101 necessary for sharebots. It is loaded automatically when filesys is
102 loaded.
103 * woobie This is a example/skeletal module for writing your own module.
105 MODULE - static
107 The STATIC-MODULE version of Eggdrop 1.6.x is pretty much the same as the
108 module bot, except each individual module is linked into the excutable. You
109 still need to 'loadmodule <module>' to turn them on.
111 See the file MODULES for more specific MODULE information.
112 New to 1.6.x:
114 **** BOTNET
116 Major protocol changes, lots less messages & bytes used.
118 You WILL get double messages if you link OLD<->NEW<->NEW<->OLD (or any
119 number of NEW's between them).
120 To prevent this, have all your new bots on 1 side of the botnet, and all
121 the old ones on the other (although OLD<->NEW<->OLD should be ok).
123 The order of the version and handshake messages has reversed this means on
124 a new botlink between an OLD & a NEW, but you must .link from the OLD or
125 the NEW wont know the password.
127 **** USERLIST
129 If you want to have the option of going back to an old version SAVE your
130 userlist!! This is a new version userlist, and it's not backwards
131 compatible once written (it can still READ old userlists take note).
133 **** FLAGS
135 Flags have multiplied & split up: normal user/channel flags still exist and
136 are setable by .chattr. You can also now use .chattr +o|-o #channel. New
137 are the "user-defined" flags which are all of A-Z for users & channels.
138 Also, bot attributes are seperated now and are set using .botattr. Bots
139 have "user-defined" flags 0-9. The old 0-9 user defined flags will be
140 converted to A-J when you upgrade your userfile.
142 **** SHARING
144 *BIG CHANGE* well, big in use, small in code ;)
146 There are now 2 sharing flags, +p = passive share, +s = aggressive share.
147 Your bot will only accept sharing with passively with 1 bot at a time,
148 although any number of aggressive shares is fine.
150 Consider the botnet:
152 HubBotA
153 |-+LeafBotA
154 `-+HubBotB
155 |-+LeafBotB
156 `-or `-+LeafBotC
158 Flags would be set as such:
160 HubBotA has:
161 LeafBotA: +sl
162 HubBotB : +s
163 LeafBotC: +sl
164 LeafBotA has:
165 HubBotA : +ph
166 HubBotB has:
167 LeafBotB: +sl
168 LeafBotC: +sl
169 LeafBotB has:
170 HubBotB : +ph
171 LeafBotC has:
172 HubBotB : +ph
173 HubBotA : +ph
175 how's that look? :)
177 **** Installation
179 make install DEST=<directory>
181 ------------------------------------------------------------------------
182 Copyright (C) 1997 Robey Pointer
183 Copyright (C) 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Eggheads Development Team

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