Re: Players IP Addresses

From: FREAKboy (freakboy@MINDSPRING.COM)
Date: 07/19/97

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> > Well, I don't know too much about your problem, but I can tell you a few
> > things about edmonton freenet (the IP in question)
> > Most important, it is not really an internet connection.  You dial up, and
> > you get a VT100 (or sumthin) connection.  They have 2 or 3 servers, which
> > are connected to the 'net.  When you telnet to the MUD, your server will
> > request the info, and send it to you, you don't get an IP address though.
> > It's possible with freenet to have hundreds of different people on the MUD
> > at the same time, all from different houses, all with the same IP address,
> > but still all different people.  I have people from freenet on my MUD, and
> > I've only ever seen and
> >

> I don't want to ban the whole lot of them, and with no way to sort them
> out....oh well...  Thanks for the information :)
> RS

Ok, I may be wrong here, my head hasnt been on right for a while....
however, I was under the impression that identd was there to provide
information from services like said edmonton-freenet...
and from my knowledge it is a real internet connection, its just not
using pppd, slipd, or bootpd, or whatever, anyways....
the administration at the freenet might have taken some security
measures and essentially disabled the identd stuff, and have it
just return an error all the time...

well just my $0.005 on this.... flame me if you wish :P

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