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An IRC-to-SMS publisher. Takes text from IRC when marked as away, and pushes the text as a private message to an email-to-sms gateway. Requires WeeChat (so far).
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This script provides a 0mq client to subscribe to IRC events, and send them to a moble number using an email-to-sms gateway provided by a mobile provider. See for a list of providers.


This script relies on a 0mq Ruby script for WeeChat which can be found here: The Ruby script creates a YAML load (not valid, but meh) and sets up a PUB 0mq socket to send the message to. So, some requirements must be met for that to work:

  • weechat-curses (compiled with Ruby support)
  • ruby1.9.1
  • ruby1.9.1-dev
  • 0mq (can be installed with "gem install zmq")

Restart WeeChat, load the script, and bind the socket to localhost on port 2428:

/ruby load zmq_notify.rb
/set plugins.var.ruby.zmq_notify.endpoint tcp://

You should notice a TCP socket created, and listening for connections. This is your 0mq socket. Now, you need to setup the requirements necessary for this Python script:

  • python2.7
  • python-zmq
  • python-yaml
  • A running SMTP server that can send outbound email


I setup the script to execute in /etc/rc.local using the following code:

$ cat /etc/rc.local
/usr/local/bin/ 2> /var/log/0mq.err > /dev/null &

Then I can '/etc/init.d/rc.local stop' and '/etc/init.d/rc.local start' as needed. A proper init script should probably be written, and I'll eventually provide one here.

At this point, you should be able to enable the script to bind the socket from your WeeChat client

/set plugins.var.ruby.zmq_notify.enabled on

Now start the Python script from the shell:

# /etc/init.d/rc.local start

And verify that it has established the connection:

$ netstat -taupen | grep 2428
tcp  0 0*        LISTEN      1000   7333346  3205/weechat-curses
tcp  0 0   ESTABLISHED 0      7335329  26786/python    
tcp  0 0  ESTABLISHED 1000   7335330  3205/weechat-curses

Because there is logging to /var/log/, you may want to configure logrotate to rotate the log files. Here is what I added to my configs:

$ cat /etc/logrotate.d/0mq
/var/log/0mq.err {
  rotate 6
/var/log/0mq.out {
  rotate 6
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