Eggheads: Big bug in 1.6.17 linking to older eggdrops.

Bryan Drewery lordares at
Fri Oct 22 14:32:36 CST 2004

Yeah, we discovered this and fixed the bug of adding botflag +l, in 
1.6.17. Just upgrade to 1.6.17.
If you are holding out for ipv6, use 6tunnel :)

Bryan Drewery

On Fri, 22 Oct 2004, Paul Hilling 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?
> --
> Paul Hilling
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