This instant messaging protocol is very popular, as built in support in the AOL interface, as well as some versions of Netscape Navigator/Communicator makes if fairly common.
This is frequently referred to as AIM .
Here are some Tcl based clients that talk AIM.
What: MilkBot Where: http://www.cowofdoom.com/archive/pub/aim/milkbot.tar.gz ftp://ftp.cowofdoom.com/pub/aim/milkbot.tar.gz Description: Eggdrop Tcl script that connects the Eggdrop IRC channel bot to AIM. Updated: 07/1999 Contact: mailto:[email protected] (Will Woods) What: Tac Where: http://users.tmok.com/%7Esmike/ Description: Pure Tcl version of America Online Instant Messenger (AIM). This provides console only users the ability to use AIM. Currently it is at version 0.17. Updated: 05/1999 Contact: mailto:smike at users dot tmok dot com What: TiK Where: http://tik.sourceforge.net/ http://gtcs.com/tik/ http://bacon.tcs.tufts.edu/%7Edkap/tik/ http://www.aim.aol.com/tik/tik-0.75.tar.gz http://hcirisc.cs.binghamton.edu/%7Eblalor/tik/ http://www.foo.org/james/AOL/toc-perl.tar.gz http://bacon.tcs.tufts.edu/%7Edkap/brain/TicToc_FAQ.shtml http://developer.redhat.com/rhcn/browse/rpm2html/RPMS/noarch/tik-0.64-1.noarch.html http://www.oaks.yoyodyne.com/tik/ http://kriston.net/tik/ http://code.10500bc.org/ http://pc.kano.net/newim.tcl http://www.angelfire.com/ia/Cadogan/links.html http://www.okra.org/slashmeat.tcl http://tikpkgs.sourceforge.net/ http://www.aim.aol.com/tik/ (??) http://daspek.com/forecast-0.70.tar.gz Description: Tcl/Tk AOL Instant Messenger client sometimes also referred to as Tic. Began as a scaled down version of the native Win95 and Macintosh clients but now has most of the native client features, plus extras. Provides Buddy Lists, Instant Messages, and Chat. This client updates on a frequent basis and so one should regularly check the web page or join the TICTOC mailing list. Designed for Unix users. Requires Tcl/Tk 8.0 or newer. Other references are to various add on packages for monitoring of weather, stock, and news headlines, TinToys and Treknews, buddy lists, sound file sending, IM capturing, msg coloring, personality modules, protocol monitoring, encryption on instant messages and chats, TicChatToe (TicTacToe over IM) and Eliza Bot (for IM), TOC debugger, keep alive support, file transfer, etc. Package to add secure SSL is available as add on at yoyodyne. The newim package is a new Instant Message (IM) interface. AOL removed access to the main TiK home page at aol.com. See the page at tufts.edu for an alternative and see the sourceforge site for access to source code. The tikpkgs sourceforge site has a variety of plugins for TiK, such as the "send any new messages to my email account" aim2email plugin. See irc.slackware.net, #tik , for IRC chat channel for TiK. Currently at version 0.90 . Updated: 09/2000 Contact: mailto:[email protected]