Pingo is a simple dedicated IRC bot that watches the status of a PlaneShift server. PlaneShift is a free open-source MMORPG located at www.planeshift.it. Pingo informs chatters on the IRC channel when a server goes down or back up, spontaneously or on demand, and maintains uptime statistics for the server.
fifoirc creates a named pipe on the local filesystem, such that any data written to the pipe will be written to an IRC channel. It is also possible to connect a filter program to the channel, such that any text written in the channel is passed to the program, and any text output by the program is passed to the channel.