Re: Running MUD in Windows

From: Ron Cole (
Date: 06/23/99

>Dunno if this is fact or not, however, i have heard that windows
>boxes can only have an uptime for 49.7 days or something before
>they suddenly just reboot.

Not really a problem... Since I started needing to leave my Win98 box, at
work, on all the time, I've noticed that it starts to lose time and pause
periodically for no apparent reason.  By 2 or 3 days its losing 45 seconds
every hour.  I use a program to update the time over from a time server on
the Internet, but I have yet to make it all week without having a crash.
I've never worked with any other platform in my 20+ years where this type of
behavior would be tolerated, its just insane that they can get away with
selling crap like that...

So, to get back to the subject at hand, it would be a bad idea to run a mud
under Windows unless you're gonna have daily scheduled downtimes.  Perhaps NT
would work better since its (in theory) more stable.

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