Eggdrop is the World's most popular Internet Relay Chat (IRC) bot. Eggdrop
is a feature rich program designed to be easily used and expanded upon by
both novice and advanced IRC users on a variety of hardware and software
An IRC bot is a program that sits on an IRC channel and preforms automated
tasks while looking just like a normal user on the channel. Some of these
functions include protecting the channel from abuse, allowing privileged
users to gain op or voice status, logging channel events, providing
information, hosting games, etc.
One of the features that makes Eggdrop stand out from other bots is module
and Tcl scripting support. With scripts and modules, you can make the bot
preform almost any task you want. They can do anything from preventing
floods to greeting users and banning advertisers from channels.
You can also link multiple Eggdrop bots together to form a botnet. This
can allow bots to op each other securely, control floods efficiently, and
even link channels across multiple IRC networks. It also allows the
Eggdrops share user lists, ban lists, exempt/invite lists, and ignore
lists with other bots if userfile sharing is enabled. This allows users
to have the same access on every bot on your botnet. It also allows the
bots to distribute tasks such as opping and banning users.
Eggheads Development Team