Re: relatively simple hack to lookup login-names (fwd)

From: Sammy (
Date: 12/18/95

On Mon, 18 Dec 1995, Naved A Surve wrote:

> In message <> you said:
> > I can't wait, no more lag from gethostbyaddr *bounce*.
> Profile those fork() calls though, its one of the slowest system calls!  If
> your platform supports vfork() use that, but plain old fork() is a major
> performance hit.

I don't think that'd be too bad for NoMUD, since the mud runs on about 
1.2% processor time during moderately busy periods :)  But If you want to 
eliminate that extra overhead, you could run the hostname lookup process 
as a daemon, and if you understand sockets well enough, just create a 
connection between the two processes to pass queries and responses.

Ok who's the socket expert here? :)


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