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Welcome to Eggdrop!

Eggdrop is the oldest Internet Relay Chat (IRC) bot still in active development.) bot. Originally created by Robey Pointer in December 1993 for use on a channel called #gayteen, it has spawned an almost cult like following of users. It is a feature rich program designed to be easily used and expanded upon (using Tcl scripting) by both novice and advanced IRC users on a variety of hardware and software platforms.

Eggdrop is freely available for anyone to copy, distribute and/or modify under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Some features of Eggdrop:

  • Basic IRC channel administrative functions (authorized operators, ban lists, flood control
  • Runs on Linux, *BSD, SunOs, Mac OS X, etc...
  • IPv6 support
  • SSL protection of IRC and botnet traffic
  • An official Docker Eggdrop image
  • Base funtionality can be extended with customized Tcl scripts and/or C modules
  • The ability to form botnets and share partylines and userfiles between bots
  • A robust documentation, forum, and online support community
  • Support for the big five IRC networks ( Undernet, DALnet, EFnet, IRCnet, and QuakeNet)