ratox

FIFO based tox client
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diff --git a/README b/README @@ -1,11 +1,14 @@ What is ratox? ============== -ratox is a client implementation of the rather popular tox protocol. +ratox is a client implementation of the rather popular tox protocol[0]. Unlike other clients relying on GUIs as an interface to the user, ratox is developed with the UNIX-philosophy in mind and allows complete interaction through named pipes. +There's also a set of scripts[1] developed by various people that build on +top of the FIFO interface. + Getting started =============== @@ -16,50 +19,46 @@ folders allowing you to control the client. File structure ============== -In the following paragraph, / refers to the directory ratox has been started in. - -Global slots (name/, status/, request/, nospam/) ------------------------------------------------- - -Global slots allow you to change your name and status message and send and -accept friend requests. Each slot contains an in, out and err file or -directory respectively. The in-file is a pipe waiting for user-input. -If you want to change your name or status, just pipe it to it. To send a -friend request, pipe the Tox-ID to request/in. The out-file contains the -current state of a given parameter. In request/, out is a directory -containing named pipes for each pending request. To accept or reject a -friend request, pipe a 1 or 0 to a FIFO respectively. - -Friend slots ------------- - -For each friend added, ratox will create a folder in / named after the friend's ID. -It contains files and FIFOs to interact with your friends. text_in and file_in allow -you to send messages and files just by piping them to them. text_out and file_out allow -you to read your friend's messages and accept file-transmissions. Accepting a file -transmission is as easy as just piping the file_out to a file or other stream. -online, name, status and file_pending are state-files giving you information on the -friend's status. If you pipe a 1 to remove, the friend will be removed. - -id file -------- - -/id contains your own Tox-ID to pass on to your friends if you want them to add you. - -Command Line Options -==================== - --4 and -6 allow you to switch between IPv4 and IPv6 mode respectively. --t enables TCP mode. By default, Tox operates with UDP and is recommended, as -TCP mode implies certain security considerations. --p enables the TCP SOCKS5-proxy as specified in the config.h. Running ratox behind -a ssh-proxy is as simple as setting - -static char proxyaddr[] = "localhost"; -static uint16_t proxyport = 8080; - -in config.h (already set by default) and running ssh -C2qTnN -D 8080 user@example.org -in a separate terminal and launching ratox with ratox -p. +A typical filesystem structure is shown below along with some comments +to help explain the semantics of the individual files. + +. +|-- .ratox.data # ratox save file +|-- 0A734CBA717CEB7883D.... # friend's ID excluding nospam + checksum +| |-- call_in # arecord -r 48000 -c 1 -f S16_LE > call_in +| |-- call_out # aplay -r 48000 -c 1 -f S16_LE - < call_out +| |-- call_pending # 1 if pending, 0 otherwise +| |-- file_in # cat foo > file_in to send a file +| |-- file_out # cat file_out > bar to receive a file +| |-- file_pending # contains filename if transfer pending, empty otherwise +| |-- name # friend's nickname +| |-- online # 1 if friend online, 0 otherwise +| |-- remove # echo 1 > remove +| |-- state # {none,away,busy} +| |-- status # friend's status message +| |-- text_in # echo yo dude > text_in +| `-- text_out # tail -f text_out +|-- id # our own ID +|-- name # changing your nick +| |-- err # nickname related errors +| |-- in # echo my-new-nick > in +| `-- out # cat out to show your name +|-- nospam # changing your nospam +| |-- err # nospam related errors +| |-- in # echo AABBCCDD > in +| `-- out # cat out to show your nospam +|-- request # initiate/accept friend requests +| |-- err # request related errors +| |-- in # echo LONGASSID yo dude add me > in +| `-- out # echo 1 > out/LONGASSID to accept a request +|-- state # changing your user state +| |-- err # user status related errors +| |-- in # echo away > in could be any of {none,away,busy} +| `-- out # cat out to show your user state +`-- status # changing your status message + |-- err # status message related errors + |-- in # cat I am bored to death > in + `-- out # cat out to show your status message Features ======== @@ -103,5 +102,8 @@ Builds and works on *BSD and Linux, probably others as well. Contact ======= -Development happens on #2f30 at Freenode. Feel free to join -if you have any questions or patches etc. +You can reach us through the freenode IRC network at #2f30. +If you have any patches, ideas or feedback feel free to join. + +[0] https://tox.im/ +[1] http://git.2f30.org/ratox-nuggets/