[MUD-Dev] Re: Trusting the Client (Re: Laws of Online World Design)
J C Lawrence
claw at under.engr.sgi.com
Wed Oct 14 10:29:26 New Zealand Daylight Time 1998
On Tue, 13 Oct 1998 19:41:40 -0600
Chris Gray<cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA> wrote:
> [J C Lawrence:]
>> 3) Data I don't care if its correct or not.
>> Examples of each:
>> #3 Predictive data from clients, or data from clients that
>> doesn't directly affect world state (eg SAY, TELL).
> Only if no NPC hears what is spoken and acts on it. E.g.
> tell packrat to kill Chris
I fail to see how this is a compromise outside of the case where the
claimed originator of the command is forged (already caught by
simple veracity checking -- commands for characters can only
originate from clients representing those characters).
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