Re: Shared Memory

From: Pink Floyd (
Date: 02/29/96

   >    Also, anyone know where I can get a non-blocking ident (RFC1413) protocol 
   >    handler?  I think the one I currently have is a blocking type (grrrr.....) and
   >    it is slowing things down at login (since I do ban control based on login@site
   >    as well as the standard sitebans etc.)
   > Again, I don't believe that you can do this with a single threaded mud.  Your
   > only option would be to set a shorter default timeout for the pident thing,
   > risking that the call would not identify the user.  There is no way to have
   > it non-blocking and still have it wait until it gets a value.  Unless you 

   ofcourse write a function that gets the value later...
   which I've written a short time ago...

Whether you call a blocking function at login or later, the single threaded
mud will still be lag'd until either the function times out or a value is

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