WeeChat IRC testing server.
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weercd is the WeeChat IRC testing server.

It can be used with any IRC client (not only WeeChat).

In the "flood" mode, various IRC commands are sent in a short time (privmsg, notice, join/quit, ..) to test client resistance and memory usage (to quickly detect memory leaks, for example with client scripts).


This script works with Python 2.x (>= 2.7) and 3.x.

It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED to connect this server with a client in a test environment:

  • For WeeChat, another home with: weechat --dir /tmp/weechat.

  • On a test machine, because CPU will be used a lot by client to display messages from weercd.

  • If possible locally (ie server and client on same machine), to speed up data exchange between server and client.

Run with WeeChat

Open a terminal and run server:

python weercd.py

Open another terminal and run WeeChat with home in /tmp/weechat:

weechat --dir /tmp/weechat

Optional: install script(s) in WeeChat (for example /script install xxx).

Add server and connect to it:

/server add weercd
/connect weercd

Wait some months…​

WeeChat still not crashed and does not use 200 TB of RAM ?
Yeah, it’s stable! \o/

Copyright © 2011-2016 Sébastien Helleu <flashcode@flashtux.org>

This file is part of weercd, the WeeChat IRC testing server.

weercd is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

weercd is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with weercd. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.