Re: Circle's net protocol

From: Daniel Koepke (dkoepke@CALIFORNIA.COM)
Date: 11/10/97

On Mon, 10 Nov 1997, Sean Butler wrote:

->Hrm..... I telneted just fine to this mud, are you sure it is UDP?
->If so, these claims about needing a special client cant be true.

I think whomever sent the original message about MUME gave the wrong
idea.  MUME has several forwarding servers that conduct information
between you and the MUD, hence it is a form of client (and server,
actually, all-in-one).  The forwarding servers use TCP/IP to
communicate with you, and UDP (assuming the person was right and MUME
uses UDP at all) to communicate with the main server.  This is pure
speculation based upon logging into MUME once, and seeing the massive
amount of servers spread in a wide-area, and the claim that it uses
MUME.  In other words, this is just another one of those things where
it's how I would do it if I were in their shoes.  It's possible that
I'm right, but it's (more?) possible that I'm wrong.

daniel koepke /

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