[MUD-Dev] Re: Resets and repops
jeffk at tenetwork.com
Mon May 19 21:22:37 New Zealand Standard Time 1997
At 07:59 PM 5/19/97 PST8PDT, you wrote:
>Adam Wiggins wrote:
>> > [Chris G.?]
>> > [telnet]
>> > Nothing much there by default, huh? I guess I should forget about it
>> > then. I just sort of assumed that your run-of-the mill 'telnet' program
>> > would support the full set of telnet options!
>> *thinks hard* As I recall from when I was fooling around with writing a
>> 'normal' text mud client, telnet is just a byte stream with ocassional
>> telnet codes which do something, although I'm not sure what.
Its a full negotiated protocol of codes, and rather compelx and complete...
You can find the RFC at the Magic archive. There is a very nice
state-machine absed implementation method described ina followup ERFC
A warning though: I implemented a FULL telnet serevr in my MUD awhiel back
ONLy to find that almost NO program that calls itself "telnet" on a PC
really FOLLOWS the damn RFC.
It's a 0xff
>> character followed by two bytes of code data; all I did was ignore it.
>> As I recall very few of these are defined for stock telnet anyhow, I think
>> it was designed to be some sort of expansion thing which never got used,
>> or at least by anything interesting.
>Slightly off topic, but also perhaps slightly related, there is a socket
>implementation that does most of the extra telnet negotiation stuff:
>NetServe -- http://www.dtc.rankxerox.co.uk/~robin/netserve.html
>I've intentions of using it when I finally get down to coding. It seems
>quite clear and complete, and having it do all the telnet stuff gives a few
>added perks. I think it also does user ident too, FWIW.
>"Don't force it--get a bigger hammer."
> - Unknown
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