Blabber

Blabber

Description:Blabber is a Jabber gateway that provides 2 way control via instant messaging. It is known to run on XP.
Usage:Create a config.txt file in the same directory as blabber.exe.  Config.txt consists of a single line:

username,server,password

For example, if you have a gmail account blahblahblah@gmail.com, then your config.txt file would be:
blahblahblah,gmail.com,your_password

When you IM with Blabber, it will generate sensor.basic messages:
source = doghouse-blabber.xyz
dest = *
type = xpl-trig

sensor.basic
{
   device=your_email@gmail.com/gmail.some_resource_numbers
   type=message
   current=the text of the message you sent
}

Blabber will also keep track of your status:

source = doghouse-blabber.xyz
dest = *
type = xpl-trig

sensor.basic
{
   device=your_email@gmail.com/gmail.some_resource_numbers
   type=status
   current=available
}

One thing you can use IM for is if you're not home, you can create a script that can send messages to you over IM. Just create a control.basic packet like this:

dest = doghouse-blabber.xyz
type = xpl-cmnd

control.basic
{
   device=your_email@gmail.com/gmail.some_resource_numbers
   current=somebody rang the doorbell
}
Revisions:12/08/09 - 1.1: Fixed issue where iGoogle chat client causes blank message to be sent
02/17/09 - 1.0: Initial release

Download:/downloads/blabber.zip

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