Eggheads: Big bug in 1.6.17 linking to older eggdrops.

Dariusz Kulinski takeda at
Fri Oct 22 12:53:14 CST 2004

Hello Paul,

Friday, October 22, 2004, 11:29:05 AM, you wrote:

> I don't know if this is the place to report this or not, but I've noticed
> this on more than a couple of occasions now.

> OK.. Say you have Bot R2D2, running 1.6.17, it's set to hub, you give it the
> flags +bfo.

> Eggdrop v1.6.17 automatically gives +l (for 1/2 op cos logically an op is
> also a 1/2 op), so it's final flags become +bflo.

> Say you link a leaf bot C-3PO (from another botnet, so you can't update it),
> but it's running an older version of eggdrop 1.6.15 (it also does this on
> 1.6.16 to, I don't know about earlier versions, but I do assume they are
> affected as well).

> You give C-3PO the +bfo flags in R2D2 which become +bflo cos of the 1.6.17
> adding the +l

> They link.. and all goes well.. until..

> [6:50 pm] <C-3PO> *** Disconnected from: R2D2 (unleaflike behavior) (lost 1
> bots and 0 users)

> They'll then continually connect and unlink every few minutes, citing the
> unleaflike behaviour.

> Somewhere in the grand scheme of things, the 1.6.16 (and under) bots see the
> +l flag as the botattr flag +l and not the .chattr +l it's supposed to be.

> Setting the 1.6.16 (and under) bot as the hub, and removing the +l, works
> fine.  But the other way around does not.

> Comments?

well all I can say, is that I also didn't like the idea of adding
halfops into 1.6.x :/
Best regards,
 Dariusz                            mailto:takeda at

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