The BELLA Relay Project
BELLA, in its most simple form, is a relay designed to allow you to communicate across IRC networks. It consists of a number of functionalities ranging from simple PM relays to channel mirroring across a potentially unlimited number of networks.
BELLA stands for "Bridging Engine Layer, Link Abstraction". However, it's also the name of an amazing girl... =]
How to access BELLA
BELLA is not accessible via a web browser or its own interface. BELLA is accessible on linked networks via IRC - and goes by the nickname of 'BELLA_Relay'. Simply PM her with your commands and you will get a response.
What commands can I use to interact with BELLA?
$status - Returns the network load, and general status information.
$networks - Returns a list of the currently linked networks.
$scan <username> - Scans all networks for the presence of a specific user.
$pm <user>@<networkname> - Opens a Private Message Relay with a user on another network.
$endsig - Closes a PM relay session.
$disable - Tells BELLA to stop mirroring/relaying a channel. Channel ops only.
$auth <password> - Logs into the relay (admins only).
$link <netname> <address> <port> - Connects BELLA to another network.
$join <channel> - Connects BELLA to a channel on the network of the admin.
$leave <channel> - Makes BELLA leave a channel.
$relay <source>@<network> <dest>@<network> - Creates a two-way relay between the two given entities.
$manifest - Displays all open relays.
$logout - Logs out an admin.
What networks is BELLA linked to?
By the time it is completed, BELLA will be linked to all major networks, and some other niche networks. The following list lists some of the major ones. Note that an up-to-date list can be obtained from BELLA using the $networks command.
- Cryto-IRC (guaranteed access)
... and many more that I cannot recall right now.
Where can I obtain the source code?
BELLA is fully written in python and can run natively on any Windows, Mac, Linux or Solaris installation with only Python >2.5 installed. It also does not require root access or inbound open ports.
The source code can be downloaded here.
Most functionality is complete, excluding $link, $status, $endsig, $scan, and minor UI things. (as of 10/9/11)
BELLA is licensed under the MIT license - meaning you can freely reuse, modify, and redistribute the software, as long as the copyright notice and license text are preserved. Full license text below.
Copyright (C) 2011 by nu11gravity Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
- nu11gravity - Lead Developer, Programmer
- ShadowDemon - Tester, emotional support, IRC Parsing
- joepie91 - Service hosting (website, tahoe storage grid, IRC - thanks joepie)
- FreshWater - Emotional Support (dealing with the REAL Bella)