Re: Limiting Multiplayers..

From: George (greerga@CIRCLEMUD.ORG)
Date: 08/28/98

On Fri, 28 Aug 1998, Mort wrote:

>>Any college or ISP unix server that isn't running identd is pretty much
>>hosed by this.
>>I'm not saying you can't run it, but a lot of college players tend to play
>>from the same machine.  I firmly believe that any public access unix system
>>should be running some form of identd.
>The only problem with this is in the linux one there is a faily large bug
>that lets you crash the server. (there might be a patch by now). I don't
>know if this applies to other Unix o/s.

Even if it crashes, you simply don't get a response. I highly doubt it'll
crash, since that could be a security exploit.

>Also as far as I know there is not one avalible for VMS (which I have to
>run though to get to the net) which unfortuatly is still used by alot of
>universitys (well defently here in the UK).

There is, my University's OpenVMS runs one. (telnet ident)

>My personal opinion is that the email address option is the best bet and
>that is what we do on terminus. ( 4000).

Then you visit Hotmail, Yahoo, AltaVista, etc, etc ...

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

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