Re: ASCII Pfiles (was: Color)

From: George Greer (
Date: 01/16/01

On Tue, 16 Jan 2001, Peter Ajamian wrote:

>The main problem with that is security.  Both VI and emacs have many
>features, they can even run shell commands inside the editor.  This
>makes allowing thier use from inside a MUD a scary proposition at best.

MUD++ used a trimmed version of 'pico' for its work.  We'd probably have
something similar and put big warning signs around using 'vi' or 'emacs'
for editng.  The security is a side issue until we actually get to the
point of detailed design because we don't know how (if) we'd implement it
and what countermeasures would be available with said method.

>> I'm also hoping for native SSH and compression support, but not for any
>> interim release. ("Interim to what?" you may be asking.)
>Both should be fairly easy.  OpenSSH uses the BSD license which appears
>to be fairly unrestrictive, gzip, otoh, would (afaik) be GPL so you may
>want to look for another compression algorythm.

Who's to say the MUD wouldn't be GPL? Besides, zlib (what we'd use) isn't
GPL but some form of BSD-ish.

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