Lessons learned for Bitlbee

From personal usage

  • account ACCOUNTNUMBER set server talk.google.com
  • Twitter quickfix http://bugs.bitlbee.org/bitlbee/ticket/794
  • upgraded to bitlbee_3.0.1+devel+789-1
  • help command : mostly everything you ever need to know :)
  • identify password (in the bitblee default window) : identify and automatically connect to your registered accounts
  • account on X : connect an IM account
  • blist : list the current connection persons
  • rename oldnick newnick : rename
  • nick connection newnick : you change our nickname

From setting up my own bitlbee server

  • /oper yourname yourpassword : access the special operator commands (kill someone off the server, rehash (re-read the config file), etc)
  • /server your.server.net:6667 password : connect to a close bitlbee server asking for a password
  • copying the /etc files is NOT enough to copy the user information
    • /var/lib/bitlbee
    • if you scp the file you need to restart the server, not just reconnect. Also double-check that the server is really down (/etc/init.d/bitlbee stop didn't work for me so I had to manually kill the process)



My notes on Tools gather what I know or want to know. Consequently they are not and will never be complete references. For this, official manuals and online communities provide much better answers.