Net::Chat::Daemon version 0.3

Module for setting up a daemon that can be controlled via instant
messaging. Useful for automation frameworks that you want to be able
to monitor and control easily.

Note that this module is currently very preliminary. It contains no
tests -- mostly because I don't want to write a mock server, nor do I
want to flood with test messages and new accounts. (I have
asked permission, to see if they even care, but I have received no
response as yet.) Perhaps I will eventually write a mock server, but
for now I'm just going to release this module so I can build on it.

I have documented the code and internals, but I have very little in
the way of friendly usage documents yet.


To install this module type the following:

   perl Makefile.PL
   make test
   make install


This module requires these other modules and libraries:


You will also need a jabber id. I use as my server; if you
pass in '' as the user to these modules, they will
automatically try to register a new account for you (with the default
password of "secret"). Use your own username and password if you have
one; otherwise just make something up. (Actually, you'll want at least
two accounts: one to put in your IM client, and another for the
daemon. The two of you will chat with each other.)

You do not need to use You can use another of the free
servers, or run your own jabber server. I am currently using jabberd2


Copyright (C) 2004 Steve Fink

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the same terms as Perl itself.