[MUD-Dev] randomly dropped connections

Matthew Mihaly diablo at best.com
Thu Mar 2 20:28:54 New Zealand Daylight Time 2000


I have been having a rather serious problem lately with Achaea, and we are
relatively baffled. What is happening is that players are spontaneously
getting their links cut. This cannot be the fault of our code (which is
interpreted by the vortex engine), as we don't have the power to cut
someone's link in this manner (Basically, they lose their link, and then
our routine which cycles through looking for players with lost connections
ditches the player). It's happened to me a few times, and, when telnetting
straight from a linux prompt, the only message I receive is the
"connection cut by foreign host" (or something similar). The weird thing
is that it seems to 'follow' a character around for a bit. It COULD be our
vortex engine, but the author of it assures me he's not touched anything
to do with networking for over a year.

Something JC said in his post about network setups made me wonder if maybe
our ISP (mudservices) has a bad piece of hardware. Could a faulty router
or something be causing this sort of problem?

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Matthew A. Mihaly
President, Achaea LLC
www.achaea.com
Scito te ipsum.




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