[ANN] WebProxyBOT v1.1

If you use IRC all day and you like to see your events coming through that medium, then WebProxyBOT is designed for you. It allows UNIX scripts to easily send quick status messages to your IRC channel. For example, you could have a cron task that checks for disk space and if it gets too low, it would trigger a message to your IRC channel.

The WebProxyBOT listens on a given port and accepts HTTP/1.0 requests. The message destined for the IRC chat window is contained within the HTTP 'mess' form variable. For example you could trigger this using the popular wget

  wget -q http://webproxybotmachine:8080/?mess='This is a test'

Another use is a quick alert form on your web page. For example:

  <form action="http://webproxybotmachine:8080/">
    <input type="text" name="mess" size="32">
    <input type="submit" value="send quick message">

Or if you wish to have your IRC channel update when someone hits a particular page, for example a payment page on your site then put in a link to a fictional image:

  <img src="http://webproxybotmachine:8080/?mess=SomeoneIsHere" border="0" width="1" height="1">

Supports many options including the ability to colorize the posts from the bot.

WebProxyBOT is implemented as a lightweight Java application that utilises the PircBot library to provide connectivity to the underlying IRC server. WebProxyBOT is completely free for any purpose. PircBot is free for personal, educational and non-commercial use only.

Download WebProxyBOT Package with full README instructions

Thanks to Jason Bell for pointing me in the direction of PircBot.

Written by Alan Williamson, January 2004


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