[MUD-Dev] MUD clients, testing

Chris Gray cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA
Thu Nov 12 09:58:42 New Zealand Daylight Time 1998


As I mentioned earlier in the DevMUD thread, I've been working on some
telnet code that can be put into a MUD server. I think I'm done it now,
and have done a fair amount of testing. What I'd like to have is more
testing, with telnet clients and MUD clients that I haven't used. The
clients that I've tested with are:

    Linux 'telnet', Amiga AmiTCP/IP 'telnet', Amiga AmiTCP/IP 'napsaterm',
    Windows-NT 'telnet', tf/TinyFuge V40a4, TinyTalk V117, lptalk V1.3,
    kaltint V4.1 and TUsh V1.74

If you use a client other than those, can you please give it a try by
pointing it at mud.graysage.edmonton.ab.ca port 6666, and let me know
the results? If there is a UNIX version of that client that compiles
and runs on Linux, a pointer to an ftp site for it would be nice, too.

The results of my testing, some common problems and how to fix them, and
general user documentation of my telnet code, can be found at

    ftp://ftp.myrias.com/pub/cg/MUD/telnet.txt

A note to DevMUD folks: have I gone overboard here? Should some of the
stuff be ripped out before the code is usable for DevMUD? Should the
defaults be different (e.g. don't do WILL ECHO on startup)?

Thanks all.

--
Don't design inefficiency in - it'll happen in the implementation. - me

Chris Gray     cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA




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