idea for a much needed application

mike henley rsrchstr at
Sun Sep 29 21:23:07 EDT 2002

Just brainstorming on one possible way to do it; please advise if you have:

what would such a script/application do?

it would start up with my computer, simply insert itself in my start-up
folder or whatever
it would just wait and detect when i go online
then it when i do get online it would detect what my IP is
and when if i'm disconnected then it will detect that too
and when if i'm reconnected it would detect that too and detect my IP
or it can just simply do this at regular intervals

then it would use jabber/xml-rp or whatever to make a presence for
me/my-webapplication on IM networks
using a username or account name that i can give to others

so that this way the webapplication will have "presence"
so others will know when the webapplication is online

and then if they IM it it'll reply with my IP so it appears in the IM as a
hyperlink that they can click to launch their default browser to a url
consisting of http://myIP

and then perhaps if they wish to be automatically notified of the
webapplication's presence they can insert their username on a form on the
webapplication when they get their which will add it to its buddylist

or even within the first IM they get from it there can be a link that if
they wish to click on will detect and add their username automatically (as
an option)

or they reply with a message such as "add me" which will do that

and either way they can be added, if they wish, to the webapplications
buddylist so next time it goes online it can send them an IM automatically

of course it should enable them to remove themselves from the buddylist
later on if they wish

sounds very much like a jabber bot
perhaps i can get an open source one and extend or customize it

got any better ideas or there's something wrong in what i have written?
please tell me, i have read about jabber yet.

"mike henley" <rsrchstr at> wrote in message
news:an87db$bjtvs$1 at
> i guess i'll rephrase; what i wish for is an "application-to-person" (P2A)
> IM-based "presence", so that a web-application that i host on a personal
> webserver, on my own machine, can let others become aware of its
> easily and be easy to connect to with a simple
> click-to-launch-browser-and-go-to-my-ip. This should be easy to do. I just
> don't have experience with Jabber or xml-rpc, or other potential useful
> technologies.

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