[MUD-Dev] [SECURITY] Bonefarming

Adam Martin ya_hoo_com at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 2 16:09:53 New Zealand Daylight Time 2001

It's old (last year) but the archives show no results for "bonefarming":


OK, its an interesting bug in itself, but my point is that it shows
how a single bug can indirectly have other consequences - in this
case, it was possible to deduce most of the magic-item generation
routine's random-seeding function, which was otherwise hidden.

People then started to extrapolate to try and work out how they
could take advantage of this - e.g. by leading monsters to a
particular spot on the map before killing them, in order to "choose"
what class of random item they wanted from the monster.

Adam M

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