Re: [Newbie] Errors when starting the MUD

From: George (
Date: 02/28/99

On Sun, 28 Feb 1999, Nate Mcsp wrote:

>Hello, I'm having a few errors when I try to start up the MUD.  First off, I
>am using bpl14 and Cygnus b20 to compile the MUD.  I compiled the MUD without
>any problems.  After that I go ahead and type: ./autorun &.  The script starts
>then goes into sleep.  The syslog.crash file says:
>SYSERR: Error creating socket: The specified family can not be used with this
>I've tried changing the port and all, but I still get the same result...

  if ((s = socket(PF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, 0)) < 0) {
    perror("SYSERR: Error creating socket");

Don't change those lines. The 0 is not the port.  Do not touch that which
you do not understand...

Learn first, of course.

George Greer

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