The unethical IRC trinity. This project consists of an experimental IRC client,
daemon, and bot. It's all you're ever going to need for chatting.
All of them have these potentially interesting properties:
- full IPv6 support
- SSL/TLS support, including client certificates
- minimal dependencies
- very compact and easy to hack on
The IRC client. I thought it would be interesting to build an IRC client on
top of libreadline. At least it's way simpler than doing it in ncurses.
The interface should feel familiar for weechat users.
It's the youngest and largest of them all and currently under heavy development.
The IRC daemon. It mostly follows RFCs but it can't form networks consisting
of multiple servers, or use any services packages, such as Atheme. (Mostly due
to the protocol being incredibly ugly and tricky to implement correctly, with
the poor quality of the RFCs not helping much). It is designed to be used as
a regular user application rather than a system daemon.
It is complete enough to be useful but there are still some things that need to
be resolved before I can consider it stable.
- SSL/TLS autodetection (why doesn't everyone have this?)
- IRCop authentication through SSL/TLS client certificates
- epoll support on Linux; it should be able to handle quite a number of users
The IRC bot. It builds upon the concept of my other VitaminA IRC bot. The main
characteristic of these two bots is that they run plugins as coprocesses, which
allows for enhanced reliability and programming language freedom.
While originally intended to be a simple C99 rewrite of the original bot, which
was written in the GNU dialect of AWK, it fairly quickly became a playground
where I added everything that seemed nice.
- resilient against crashes, server disconnects and timeouts
- SOCKS support (even though socksify can add that easily to any program)
Build dependencies: CMake, pkg-config, help2man, awk, sh, liberty (included)
Runtime dependencies: openssl, curses (degesch), readline or libedit (degesch)
$ git clone https://github.com/pjanouch/uirc3.git
$ git submodule init
$ git submodule update
$ mkdir build
$ cd build
$ cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug \
To install the application, you can do either the usual:
# make install
Or you can try telling CMake to make a package for you. For Debian it is:
$ cpack -G DEB
# dpkg -i uirc3-*.deb
Note that for versions of CMake before 2.8.9, you need to prefix cpack with
`fakeroot' or file ownership will end up wrong.
`degesch' has in-program configuration. Just run it and type "/help".
For the rest you might want to generate a configuration file:
$ zyklonb --write-default-config
$ kike --write-default-config
After making any necessary edits to the file (there are comments to aid you in
doing that), simply run the appropriate program with no arguments:
`ZyklonB' stays running in the foreground, therefore I recommend launching it
inside a Screen or tmux session. `kike', on the other hand, immediately forks
into the background. Use something like `killall' if you want to terminate it.
`kike' uses SHA1 fingerprints of SSL client certificates to authenticate users.
To get the fingerprint from a certificate file in the required form, use:
$ openssl x509 -in public.pem -outform DER | sha1sum
I am not an antisemitist, I'm just being an offensive asshole with the naming.
And no, I'm not going to change the names.
`uirc3' is written by Přemysl Janouch <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
You may use the software under the terms of the ISC license, the text of which
is included within the package, or, at your option, you may relicense the work
under the MIT or the Modified BSD License, as listed at the following site: