IRC Module


This module controls the bots interaction on IRC. It allows the bot to join channels, etc. You have to load this if you want your bot to come on IRC.

  1. Config file settings

1. Config file settings

Put this line into your Eggdrop configuration file to load the irc module:

loadmodule irc

There are also some variables you can set in your config file:

set bounce-bans 1

Set this to 1 if you want to bounce all server bans.

set bounce-exempts 0

Set this to 1 if you want to bounce all server exemptions (+e modes). This is disabled if use-exempts is disabled.

set bounce-invites 0

Set this to 1 if you want to bounce all server invitations (+I modes). This is disabled if use-invites is disabled.

set bounce-modes 0

Set this to 1 if you want to bounce all server modes.

set max-modes 30

There is a global limit for +b/+e/+I modes. This limit should be set to the same value as max-bans for networks that do not support +e/+I.

set max-bans 20

Set here the maximum number of bans you want the bot to set on a channel. Eggdrop will not place any more bans if this limit is reached. Undernet currently allows 45 bans, IRCnet allows 30, EFnet allows 100, and DALnet allows 100.

set max-exempts 20

Set here the maximum number of exempts you want Eggdrop to set on a channel. Eggdrop will not place any more exempts if this limit is reached.

set max-invites 20

Set here the maximum number of invites you want Eggdrop to set on a channel. Eggdrop will not place any more invites if this limit is reached.

set use-exempts 0
set use-invites 0

These settings should be left commented unless the default values are being overridden. By default, exempts and invites are on for EFnet and IRCnet, but off for all other large networks. This behavior can be modified with the following 2 flags. If your network doesn't support +e/+I modes then you will be unable to use these features.

set kick-fun 0

Set this to 1 if you want the bot to kick for control character/ctcp avalanches to a channel. Remember that if it does, it won't ban them. This can start kick floods.

set ban-fun 0

Set this to 1 if you want the bot to ban for control character/ctcp avalanches to a channel. This can prevent kick floods, but it also can fill the banlist.

set learn-users 0

If you want people to be able to add themselves to the bot's userlist with the default userflags (defined above in the config file) via the 'hello' msg command, set this to 1.

set wait-split 300

Set here the time (in seconds) to wait for someone to return from a netsplit (i.e. wasop will expire afterwards). Set this to 1500 on IRCnet since it's nick delay stops after 30 minutes.

set wait-info 15

Set here the time (in seconds) that someone must have been off-channel before re-displaying their info line.

set mode-buf-length 200

Set this to the maximum number of bytes to send in the arguments of modes sent to the server. Most servers default this to 200.

set opchars "@"
#set opchars "@&~"

Some IRC servers are using some non-standard op-like channel prefixes/modes. Define them here so the bot can recognize them. Just "@" should be fine for most networks. Un-comment the second line for some UnrealIRCds.

unbind msg - hello *msg:hello
bind msg - myword *msg:hello

Many IRCops find bots by seeing if they reply to 'hello' in a msg. You can change this to another word by un-commenting the these two lines and changing "myword" to the word wish to use instead of 'hello'. It must be a single word.

unbind msg - ident *msg:ident
unbind msg - addhost *msg:addhost

Many takeover attempts occur due to lame users blindly /msg ident'ing to the bot and attempting to guess passwords. We now unbind this command by default to discourage them. You can enable this command by un-commenting these two lines.

set no-chanrec-info 0

If you are so lame you want the bot to display peoples info lines even when you are too lazy to add their chanrecs to a channel, set this to 1.

NOTE: This means every user with an info line will have their info line displayed on EVERY channel they join (provided they have been gone longer than wait-info).

These were the core irc module settings. There are more settings for 'net-type' 1 and 5. net-type has to be set in the server module config section.

Use the following settings only if you set 'net-type' to 1!

set prevent-mixing 1

At the moment, the current IRCnet IRCd version (2.10) doesn't support the mixing of b, o and v modes with e and I modes. This might be changed in the future, so use 1 at the moment for this setting.

Use the following settings only if you set 'net-type' to 5!

set kick-method 1

If your network supports more users per kick command then 1, you can change this behavior here. Set this to the number of users to kick at once, or set this to 0 for all at once.

set modes-per-line 3

Some networks allow you to stack lots of channel modes into one line. They're all guaranteed to support at least 3, so that's the default. If you know your network supports more, you may want to adjust this. This setting is limited to 6, although if you want to use a higher value, you can modify this by changing the value of MODES_PER_LINE_MAX in src/chan.h and recompiling the bot.

set include-lk 1

Some networks don't include the +l limit and +k or -k key modes in the modes-per-line (see above) limitation. Set include-lk to 0 for these networks.

set use-354 0

Set this to 1 if your network uses IRCu2.10.01 specific /who requests. Eggdrop can, therefore, ask only for exactly what's needed.

set rfc-compliant 1 (Disabled by default)

If your network doesn't use rfc 1459 compliant string matching routines, set this to 0.


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