Re: [IDEA][CODE] Dropping to a shell.

From: George (greerga@CIRCLEMUD.ORG)
Date: 07/02/98

On Thu, 2 Jul 1998, Nick Race wrote:

>Instead of coding a whole new set of routines to handle a different
>situation in the MUD, a coder of mine had the idea of holding the
>connection, and dropping the character into a shell on the MUD server
>(logged in as MUDUSER, or similar) now, with the use of scripts, and custom
>programs, let them play around in the shell, then get back into the MUD, in
>their character, when they've finished.

MUD++ was working on including a complete telnet daemon.  Their purpose was
that you could do online editing in pico, emacs, or whatever directly on
the MUD server. (A hacked up version of pico, called secure pico, was

You could try the same thing and include a telnet daemon in CircleMUD.

Security will be a large concern though.

George Greer, | Genius may have its limitations, but          | stupidity is not thus handicapped.    |                  -- Elbert Hubbard

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