IRC PassThru Server
The IRC PassThru Server is a small nifty
IRC Server built into J-Alice. However, it isn't your average
IRC Server. Instead, it allows you to take direct control
over your bot.
First, the bot must be connected to an
IRC Server for the PassThru Server to run. Also, each PassThru
Server is unique to it's connection. That is, you can optionally
have one, and only one PassThru Server for each IRC Server.
Secondly, you will need a normal IRC
Client (such as mIRC for Windows, Epic or BitchX for Linux,
or Vision for BeOS). Using your IRC Client, you can connect
to the bot. If the bot is on the same machine as your IRC
Client, then the server/host would be "localhost",
and the port will be the value you specified in the configuration
settings. Your IRC Client will then connect to the bot's IRC
Server (if it's running)
The Power Of One
Only one person can be connected
to the PassThru Server at a time. If you reconnect, or someone
else connects to it, the current user will be booted (disconnected)
from the PassThru Server.
Once you are connected,
the bot will no longer be able to talk, but that can be remedied.
You can do anything a normal user can do, as you are transparently
connected to the IRC Server through the bot. If you need to
identify with nickserv, join channels that require passwords,
or some other stuff, you can use the PassThru Server connection
to do this for the bot. Heck, you can even pretend to be the
Whilst connected, by default,
the bot cannot talk no more. However, sending /aitoggle,
or if your client refuses to obey, sending /raw
aitoggle will toggle the bot's ability to talk. The
PassThru Server will let you know if the bot can talk or not.
When you disconnect, the bot will automatically be able to
talk once again.
One other note: if the bot
is already on a channel, but your client doesn't show the
window, just do /join #channelname.
A small hack has been incorporated to make the PassThru Server
imitate a join if necessary, else you wouldn't be able to
join the channel .. and what use would a god be if he couldn't