Eggdrop Installation


Eggdrop is an IRC bot, written in C. If you don't know what IRC is, this is probably not what you're looking for! Eggdrop, being a bot, sits on a channel and takes protective measures: to keep the channel from being taken over, to recognize banished users or sites and reject them, to recognize privileged users and let them gain ops, etc. One of the more unique features of eggdrop is its "partyline", accessible via DCC chat, which allows you to talk to other people lag-free. Consider it a multi-way DCC chat, or a miniature IRC (complete with channels). You can link up with other bots and expand the partyline until it actually becomes something very much like IRC, in fact. Eggdrop is always being improved and adjusted because there are bugs to be fixed and features to be added. In fact, it existed for several years as v0.7 - v0.9 before finally going 1.0. This version of eggdrop is part of the 1.3 tree. A valiant effort has been made to chase down and destroy bugs. It is definitely nowhere near as buggy as the ircII client. Crashes should be rare and surprising (but aren't they always? [surprising anyway]).


Eggdrop is, as far as I know, the most advanced IRC robot available. It has been under development since December 1993, and, unlike most other bots, it is still regularly updated. Its features include:

Complete channel protection, customizable via config file: permanently store a ban list with comments, etc user records saved on disk and alterable via dcc chat: each user can have a password, a list of valid hostmasks, a set of access flags, etc

The ability to "learn" new users (if you choose to have the bot do so) by letting users /MSG the bot "hello" and granting them automatic access of whatever type you specify (or even no access at all)

A "party line" available through dcc chat or telnet, with multiple channels, giving you the ability to talk to people without being affected by netsplits

Console mode: you can view each channel through dcc chat or telnet,

Selectively looking at mode changes, joins and parts, channel talk, or any combination of the above

A file system where people can upload and download files, in an environment that looks and acts (for the most part) like a typical unix system -- plus the ability to mark directories as hidden/ unaccessable to people without certain user flags

Bot network: link two or more bots together for a party line that can stretch not only across channels, but across irc networks (one bot on Efnet, one bot on Undernet, etc)

Script language: commands and features can be added to the bot on the fly, by means of the TCL script language, giving you the power of TOTAL customization of your bot -- similar to ircII script ability to look almost exactly like an ircII client -- sadly, this is almost a necessity these days for bots

Slices, dices, and juliannes fries

Now its able to encypt password files

More detail about eggdrop: Eggdrop Documentation Index


1) Login to your shell account and type:
2) After you finish download the eggdrop file from RisingNet FTP, You have to unzip the file. Type:
tar xvfz eggdrop1.6.19+ctcpfix.tar.gz
3) After you finish unzip the files. Change the directory to eggdrop1.6.19, type:
cd eggdrop1.6.19
4) Then you have to configure the file, type:
5) the next step is make the eggdrop. I choose make config to compiles all modules
Type: make config (compiles all modules) or make iconfig (allows you to select the modules to compile).
6) the next step is make the eggdrop, type:
7) Moreover, You have to move the eggdrop to the directory where you gone run the eggdrop. Type:
make install DEST=~/botdir
8) Now you are finish making the eggdrop. The next step that you want to do is configure the eggdrop.conf. You can configure the eggdrop.dist.conf by download the file using FTP and edit the file using Cooledit or Notepad After you finish edit that file, All you have to do is upload the file to your eggdrop directory and run the eggdrop file. Type:
./eggdrop -m eggdrop.conf