Re: relatively simple hack to lookup login-names

From: d. hall (
Date: 12/17/95

 thus on Sun, 17 Dec 1995 17:40:17 -0500, Pink virtually scripted...

Pink> idname = ident_id (desc, 5); /* this attempts to get the username */

Pink> Just curious, will this statement bring the mud to a halt until it
Pink> has connected to the remote host and acquired the username?

Actually the second argument is the timeout value.  You can normally set
this value real low (about 1 second), but with network lag, it might
timeout a little often.  (about the same as it would take the nameserver)

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					- johnny cage, mortal kombat

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