Re: Strange mail system problem, help!

From: Brian (brian@IMI-BOTTLING.COM)
Date: 04/27/98

-----Original Message-----
From: blah <merren@MINDCRYME.COM>
To: <>
Date: Monday, April 27, 1998 12:48 PM
Subject:  Strange mail system problem, help!

>I don't get this:
>AFK 5000/5000h [none] > mail melen
>The postmaster tells you, 'No one by that name is registered here!'
>Well, I assure you I'm there hehe, cause I'm the one trying to mail
>myself. The mail system seems to every once and a while go on the fritz
>and not recognize anyone by name. Nothing else appears to be affected.
>A stat self:
>MALE PC 'Melen'  IDNum: [    1], In room [ 1205]
>ID nums are fine for all players when I stat them. I'm sorry I don't have
>any more info to give, but it just doesn't make any sense at all!
>  if ((recipient = get_id_by_name(buf)) < 0) {
>    act("$n tells you, 'No one by that name is registered here!'",
>        FALSE, mailman, 0, ch, TO_VICT);
>    return;
>  }
>Could it be buf is getting screwed up somehow? (in house.s for this
>function it's defined as: char buf[256];).
>Any ideas?

You're not alone... This happened on my MUD as well...  This has only
happened once, and a reboot fixed it.  I assumed it was "one of those
things" and didn't give it much thought.  Looks like there's more to this
than I thought.  Wonder how many others have seen this?

 - Brian

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