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Id: 9779
Status: resolved
Worked: 2.5 hours (150 min)
Priority: 0/
Queue: POE-Component-IRC

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Owner: BINGOS [...] cpan.org
Requestors: yock [...] cinci.rr.com
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Severity: Normal
Broken in: 3.0
Fixed in: (no value)



Subject: Bot ceases receiving events after 3 minutes of activity
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POE-Component-IRC-3.0 Perl 5.8.5 Gentoo Linux 2.6.10-hardened-r1 Running a hardened kernel and toolchain w/ grsec/pax/ssp. Problem occurred on both a 2.4 box and a 2.6 box running NPTL IRC network is Freenode.net The bot ceases receiving events after about 3 minutes of channel activity. Freenode lacks any "Ping Pong" event to keep clients alive, and I suspect this may be related to that. No error or warning messages, error isn't related to coding.
Subject: Bot ceases receiving events after 3 minutes of inactivity
From: Mike Yockey
correction: Should indicate that bot fails after channel inactivity.
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[guest - Sat Jan 15 22:12:01 2005]: Show quoted text
> POE-Component-IRC-3.0 > Perl 5.8.5 > Gentoo Linux 2.6.10-hardened-r1 > > Running a hardened kernel and toolchain w/ grsec/pax/ssp. > Problem occurred on both a 2.4 box and a 2.6 box running NPTL > IRC network is Freenode.net > > The bot ceases receiving events after about 3 minutes of channel > activity. Freenode lacks any "Ping Pong" event to keep clients > alive, and I suspect this may be related to that. No error or > warning messages, error isn't related to coding.
I have created a very simple test bot and tried it out on Freenode. Have not be able to replicate the problem. Reports from other bot authors/owners on Freenode indicate that they havne't experienced this issue either. I would suggest turning on POE::Session tracing. You can do this in PoCo::IRC by calling ->new( 'alias', trace => 1 ) Cheers.
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[BINGOS - Tue Jan 18 10:01:03 2005]: Show quoted text
> [guest - Sat Jan 15 22:12:01 2005]: >
> > POE-Component-IRC-3.0 > > Perl 5.8.5 > > Gentoo Linux 2.6.10-hardened-r1 > > > > Running a hardened kernel and toolchain w/ grsec/pax/ssp. > > Problem occurred on both a 2.4 box and a 2.6 box running NPTL > > IRC network is Freenode.net > > > > The bot ceases receiving events after about 3 minutes of channel > > activity. Freenode lacks any "Ping Pong" event to keep clients > > alive, and I suspect this may be related to that. No error or > > warning messages, error isn't related to coding.
> > > I have created a very simple test bot and tried it out on Freenode. Have > not be able to replicate the problem. Reports from other bot > authors/owners on Freenode indicate that they havne't experienced this > issue either. > > I would suggest turning on POE::Session tracing. You can do this in > PoCo::IRC by calling ->new( 'alias', trace => 1 ) > > Cheers.
Further to my previous note I *have* been able to replicate the issue with the component on Freenode :/ That was the bad news. The good news is that there is a work around. http://poe.perl.org/?POE_Cookbook/IRC_Bot_Reconnecting The above link provides example code so that a bot can poll the connection to the IRC server itself, if it hasn't seen any traffic from the server in a certain period of time. I have tested this on Freenode and the problem "goes away". Reports from other bot authors on Freenode confirms that they are using the same or similar code in their creations with success. Cheers.


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