(PHP 4 >= 4.0.4, PHP 5 <= 5.0.4)
Connect to an IRC server
( string username [, string server_ip [, int server_port [, string msg_format [, array ctcp_messages [, array user_settings [, bool bailout_on_trivial]]]]]] )
ircg_pconnect() will try to establish a
connection to an IRC server and return a connection resource
handle for further use.
The only mandatory parameter is username,
this will set your initial nickname on the
server. server_ip and
server_port are optional and default to
127.0.0.1 and 6667.
For now parameter server_ip will not do
any hostname lookups and will only accept IP addresses in
numerical form. DNS lookups are expensive and should be done in the
context of IRCG.
You can customize the output of IRC messages and events by
selecting a format message set previously created with
ircg_register_format_messages() by specifying
the set's name in msg_format.
If you want to handle CTCP messages such as ACTION (/me), you need to
define a mapping from CTCP type (e.g. ACTION) to a custom format
string. Do this by passing an associative array as
ctcp_messages. The keys of the array
are the CTCP type and the respective value is the format message.
You can define "ident", "password", and "realname" tokens which
are sent to the IRC server by setting these in an associative
array. Pass that array as user_settings.
See also: ircg_disconnect(),