December 10, 2003
Rich Foster, Kevin Dowd
This page is for download of an AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) interface
for Brainhat servers or Brainhat + Pandorabots configurations.
Pandorabots users can also use the interface for bare AIML interaction
by running a Brainhat server in "no brainhat" mode.
The interface is written in Java.
It requires Jaim and
a Java runtime.
- Obtain a Java runtime (version 1.3 or better)
if you don't already have one.
- Obtain Jaimlib.
- Download Brainhat's BhatAim.jar
interface jar file.
- Place BhatAim.jar and jaimlib.jar in a directory together.
You will need to create a new AIM account.
This will be the screen name that people will use to talk to your
Brainhat server under IM.
The AIM account name and password will also be used as below, when
starting your BhatAimServer program.
A new AIM account can be created from AOL's site.
- Run Java, invoking class com.brainhat.aim.BrainhatAimServer with a
few arguments. Here's a Unix runtime invocation as an example:
nohup java -classpath Classes\:$cwd/BhatAim.jar\:$cwd/jaimlib.jar \
com.brainhat.aim.BrainhatAimServer IMBrainhat IMpassword
192.168.111.100 4144 >& /tmp/jaim.log &
Or, more generally:
java -classpath Classes\:$cwd/BhatAim.jar\:$cwd/jaimlib.jar \
com.brainhat.aim.BrainhatAimServer AIM-user-name AIM-user-password \
Obtain a copy of Brainhat.
The Brainhat server is something that you would typically run locally,
The Brainhat IP address should be the internally visible IP address of
the server (the server need not be visible from outside your Internet
Port 4144 is the default (and only) choice for the Brainhat server.
- Run Brainhat in daemon mode.
Directions for unpacking and running a Brainhat server for use with
Pandorabots are here.
General programming instructions for Brainhat come with the download.
Please visit www.brainhat.com regularly for updates and new products.
Bugs to email@example.com.