Is there some way to authenticate with the bot, so you could have access groups etc for diff commands for different people
This is an exapmle for quakenet:
just add this lines after your login line:
$irc->message(SMARTIRC_TYPE_QUERY, 'Q@CServe.quakenet.org', 'AUTH *AUTHNAME* *AUTHPW*');
*AUTHNAME* and *AUTHPW* you have to config..