Try of a documentation of available modules...
The fine part about this bot is that the core part is quite small, and that
all modifications to the bot are done through modules that might me activated
by the skeleton bot. This means that there's no need to restart the bot when
developing new modules: simply reload them !
acknowledge the users to pertain to a certain user group on a certain
channel, used by many other modules, e.g. to decide if a user has operator
rights or not.
- caching pam, now the default mechanism, loads the interesting users
from the DB on startup and keeps them in memory, same is done for users
registering interactively with the bot.
- DB pam, all operations are DB based, means each call to pam maks a DB
The actual bot
stuff was extracted of the core part and relocated into an own module, you may
find the dog emulation here.
using the XML parser, some
definitions for emotes and comments can be stored in a file and be read in at
startup (or reload). In the bot when a message or emote is recquired, a token
is used instead of the string. Each channel has a default language, and thus
the messages are issued in the channel language.
internationalisation module, the triggers are converted to (channel)-language
specific tokens, and looked up in the internationalization table. Preset
strings like %sender, %target et al are then exchanged against the actual
values and the bot performs the action.
auto identify, auto
invite etc, the nickserv and chanserv handling that most of the irc servers
a module that check join messages and
gives joining users operator rights, depending on the PAM module.
leave messages for certain users, if the
user is present the message is delivered at the first reaction of the given
user, otherwise the user is presented the message as soon as he joins.
react to incoming DCC SEND
requests, accept files and store the locally. At the moment the this modules
has no ACL's those will be implemented perhaps some day, if there is some need.
a module that allows users to
browse a filesystem, request some files and be served those files in a queued
fashion (one day i will invest some further time and integrate DCC RESUME for
sending into P:C:IRC seems i am the only one that sees any use of RESUME in
DCC transfers in this world....).
a module that looks for Fserver
banners in the monitored channels and connects to those fservers fetching
regularly a listing of their content and managing download lists, fetching the
files requested by the user. It will be the POE adaptation of the infamous leverlada
- Retorsion: get on the nerves of the bot and fear its modulated and
increasing violence :D
- Distributed net: acknowledge other zebot bots and form with them a p2p net
- Port some fun modules from other well known irc bots.