Re: [Telnet] Altering input modes

From: Erwin S. Andreasen (erwin@ANDREASEN.COM)
Date: 09/08/98

On Tue, 8 Sep 1998, Brian Langenfeld wrote:

>    Thanks for your response; I did try this, and although it didn't work
> for me, while trying to figure out why I found out something sort of
> interesting: process_input( ) isn't being called each time a key is
> pushed.  It's only being called when I press that big one above my right
> shift key.  Damn.
>    Any other suggestions?

telnet connections to on-telnet ports are per default established in line
mode - your telnet client doesn't send a character each time you press a
key, but only when you have entered a whole line.

You can change this by using telnet negotation, but I doubt many MUD
clients support character mode.

Also, in character mode, a packet will be sent nearly every time you press
a key. That's rather inefficient.

Search the net for character + telnet + negotation, or look at e.g.
LPMUD server, most of which are capable of this. Or start at the socket
programming FAQ, at:

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