CAN I RUN AN IRC BOT HERE?? IRC BOTs are pretty intensive and most systems and networks ban them. In an experiment conducted in 1996 on this system, we allowed users to compile and run their bots. The result was hundreds of megs of disk space became occupied because each user insisted on having their own version of eggdrop uncompressed and untarred in their home directory. All physical memory was in use as ~45 eggdrop processes were running concurrently. The system was basically USELESS and it took 1.5 hours to login if you were patient enough (even from the system console). The ARPA members called a vote on the issue and the result was almost a resounding unanimous NO. However, there are times when running a bot is useful, for instance keeping a channel open, providing information or just logging a channel. Basically the bot policy here is a bit relaxed for MetaARPA members. Common sense is the rule. As long as you aren't running a harmful process, such as a hijack bot, warez bot or connecting to a server that does not allow bots, then you may run a bot process.