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Trac TCL for eggdrop

I’ve recently had some fun installing Trac project management software on CentOS5.

After finally getting it successfully installed and setup I decided to have a play around with a TCL script for eggdrop.

This eggdrop script will allow you to return ticket information from Trac to an IRC channel.
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Find the ip address of a seized website

So your favorite site is now displaying the following message:

This domain name has been seized by ICE – Homeland Security Investigations

In this example we will use the recently seized domain “”.

What “ICE” have done is changed the IP address that the domain resolved to, to one of their own.

The easiest way to see what the IP address currently is, is by using the “ping” command:

[hm2k@server~]$ ping
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.

— ping statistics —
1 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 0ms

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exim on another port for smtp

When a business I know had trouble with their broadband I was fortunately able to get them back online by using the redundant mobile broadband on the router.

The only issue then was that they couldn’t send email on port 25 through the Three mobile network.

The solution is to change the outgoing SMTP from port 25 to port 587.

Because I keep forgetting myself, here’s how you do it on cPanel:

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WhoisX relaunch

We’re ready now…

So, we’ve been running WhoisX since 2004, it was slightly updated in 2007, since then not a lot has happened…

Until now…
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Universal Currency Converter TCL for Eggdrop

This is a currency converter written in TCL for Eggdrop, which is similar to the ucc.mrc I wrote for mIRC.

I used to use the xeucc.tcl, but that script no longer works and hasn’t been updated since 2008.

> !ucc 9 usd gbp
<Bot> Could not obtain results from, sorry!

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Sometimes you need to know the time somewhere else in the world. I find it useful to get my eggdrop to return the time of another timezone…

> .tz london
<Bot> HM2K, The time for the london timezone is Fri Feb 13 23:31:30 2009

However, much like my old weather.tcl, I realised that my worldtime.tcl had passed it’s sell by date and had now expired.

My old worldtime.tcl which was based on a script by Murf which used to gather it’s data had stopped working.

It would seem that had changed their markup which meant that it was no longer possible to parse the correct data from the HTML.

Never mind, I thought, there must be a better way, that doesn’t need to use a third party website, that won’t stop working.

After all operating systems have worldtime build in without using a website, so how do they do it?

So, I did some investigation…

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Gmail needs an API

Yesterday I spent some time investigating Google Wave. A very interesting new product from Google. Not only that but an interesting protocol.

If you think about it, Google has mostly only used other protocols for communication in the past, now it’s creating it’s own. They clearly want to create a completely new protocol that will effectively be the future of these old primitive protocols.

For this to catch on, it will either have to run directly along side smtp and xmmp or layer on top of them.

We’re going to need a way to pass requests over http to smtp or pop3/imap, and what better way to do it than with gmail?

Sure, but there’s no API…

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Today, after I decided to hang out in #eggtcl on EFnet, someone asked the following:

<daILLeST> anyine know of a weather tcl that actually works? All the ones I find are outdated, or in another language…

I decided it was time that I updated my old weather.tcl based on a script by Ycarus for eggdrop bots.

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Comments (4) stole my code

I wrote a little script for an article on entitled “Remove OGA Notifier“.

Today I discovered that had clearly taken details from my batch file code and used it without giving me or any credit at all.

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Ident Spoofing

Today I wrote about Oidentd on Wikipedia. Ident as per RFC 1413 is used for a few different services, in particular IRC. A feature of oidentd that my users find useful is ident spoofing.

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