Invite-only and Password-protected IRC channels

Bug #502294 reported by marcog on 2010-01-02
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Bug Description

Handle joining of invite-only and password-protected IRC channels.

Currently, invite-only can be kludged by inviting the bot then telling it to join. Possibly make it auto-accept invites when the invitee has the right permissions, otherwise ask the owners if it should join or something.

Currently, password-protected channels are impossible (afaik).

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Changed in ibid:
importance: Undecided → Low
milestone: none → 0.2
Max Rabkin (max-rabkin) wrote :

> Possibly make it auto-accept invites when the invitee has the right permissions

This seems like the correct behaviour to me.

Changed in ibid:
status: New → Triaged
Max Rabkin (max-rabkin) wrote :

Fix committed for invitations on IRC and SILC.

Max Rabkin (max-rabkin) wrote :

It wouldn't be difficult to add support "join #channel with keyword foo", but how would it be specified in config?

Changed in ibid:
status: Triaged → In Progress
Vin Shankar (v-shankar) wrote :

From experience, password-protected channels work fine when specified as "join #channel key [on source]". I'm not entirely sure about /that/, but certainly (though this is for a bot in only one irc channel) the line in my config file reading: "channels = '#channel key'" causes it to join without any trouble. This is in 1.0. I can't say anything about invite-only channels, however.

Stefano Rivera (stefanor) wrote :

Hmm, you are right, that does work. I guess nobody even tried it :)

(It works simply due to the way IRC transmits the password on the wire)

However, 0.2 will have better syntax for providing the passwords, see the merged branches.

Changed in ibid:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
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