At work, I use BIP as a proxy server to keep me on IRC so I can see what I missed and respond to any pings while I was sleeping. As the admin for our instance of BIP, I hated having to restart it every time I added a new user. Little did I know, you can administer BIP remotely if you are are setup as the admin. Here is how to set it up and use it.
Designate your account as admin:
- Open bip.conf found in /etc (I use Ubuntu)
- Add admin = true;
- Restart BIP
Admin BIP from your favourite IRC client
Go to your favourite IRC client that is connected to BIP and type
/quote BIP HELP
Voila. You are prsented with a list of commands you can pass bip. My favourite is RELOAD.