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 jabber.org 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. INSTALLATION To install this module type the following: perl Makefile.PL make make test make install DEPENDENCIES This module requires these other modules and libraries: Net::Jabber Time::HiRes You will also need a jabber id. I use jabber.org as my server; if you pass in 'email@example.com' 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 jabber.org. You can use another of the free servers, or run your own jabber server. I am currently using jabberd2 (http://jabberd.jabberstudio.org/). COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE 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.