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Chris Williams
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NAME

POE::Component::IRC::Plugin::Connector - A PoCo-IRC plugin that deals with the messy business of staying connected to an IRC server

SYNOPSIS

 use POE qw(Component::IRC Component::IRC::Plugin::Connector);

 my $irc = POE::Component::IRC->spawn();

 POE::Session->create(
     package_states => [
         main => [ qw(_start lag_o_meter) ],
     ],
 );

 $poe_kernel->run();

 sub _start {
     my ($kernel, $heap) = @_[KERNEL ,HEAP];
     $irc->yield( register => 'all' );

     $heap->{connector} = POE::Component::IRC::Plugin::Connector->new();

     $irc->plugin_add( 'Connector' => $heap->{connector} );

     $irc->yield ( connect => { Nick => 'testbot', Server => 'someserver.com' } );

     $kernel->delay( 'lag_o_meter' => 60 );
     return;
 }

 sub lag_o_meter {
     my ($kernel,$heap) = @_[KERNEL,HEAP];
     print 'Time: ' . time() . ' Lag: ' . $heap->{connector}->lag() . "\n";
     $kernel->delay( 'lag_o_meter' => 60 );
     return;
 }

DESCRIPTION

POE::Component::IRC::Plugin::Connector is a POE::Component::IRC plugin that deals with making sure that your IRC bot stays connected to the IRC network of your choice. It implements the general algorithm as demonstrated at http://poe.perl.org/?POE_Cookbook/IRC_Bot_Reconnecting.

METHODS

new

Takes two optional arguments:

'delay', the frequency, in seconds, at which the plugin will ping the IRC server. Defaults to 300.

'reconnect', the time in seconds, to wait before trying to reconnect to the server. Defaults to 60.

'servers', an array reference of IRC servers to consider. Each element should be an array reference containing a server host and (optionally) a port number. The plugin will cycle through this list of servers whenever it reconnects.

Returns a plugin object suitable for use in POE::Component::IRC's plugin_add method.

lag

Returns the current 'lag' in seconds between sending PINGs to the IRC server and getting PONG responses. Probably not likely to be wholely accurate.

AUTHOR

Chris "BinGOs" Williams <chris@bingosnet.co.uk>

SEE ALSO

POE::Component::IRC

POE::Component::IRC::Plugin