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General / Re: is back!
« on: April 25, 2017, 07:40:48 AM »

Code Vault / Re: Repository fetch script
« on: December 08, 2014, 08:21:12 PM »
Awesome i'll build this into mine now too, thanks for sharing :)

I'm assuming it didnt work because i need to add my ssh keys to my account for a new machine?

Intermud / Re: I4
« on: October 10, 2014, 06:56:00 PM »
All good mate, at first i thought i was just tripping its no problem at all

Intermud / Re: I4
« on: October 10, 2014, 02:58:13 AM »
IIRC I wanted to set the forum not to allow people to delete their posts and threads, but when I looked, it wasn't convenient to do with this software.

Maybe things have changed since then, I'll look into it.


Well the thread i mentioned was started by me and i didn't delete it, its seems as tho has just gone back in time a couple of days

Intermud / Re: I4
« on: October 09, 2014, 08:25:47 PM »
Is it just me or are there posts missing? and some topics...
like MudOS Mirror @


Intermud / Re: I4
« on: October 06, 2014, 04:04:38 AM »
well I'm currently waiting for a HP tech to come to my house to fix my laptop... mobo shat it self, once they fix it i'll start writing up the new specs and start designing the new protocols. I can always change the network design a little later

On a side note: the original design of I3 was always to be an open network with no real enforceable rules, and responsibility always fell on the muds it self.

However saying that Muds hosting their own channel I may possibly design it to allow them to make them public or private and allow them to ban offensive muds from their channel (private = by invite, public = anyone can join).. simply just throwing some ideas around nothing is definite feature wise at this stage as its a bit early

Intermud / Re: I4
« on: October 05, 2014, 07:57:06 PM »
Just to throw this out here...

I'm sure you guys noticed the recent I3 drama involving our friend Torak, and his attempts to destablize and bring down I3 by exploiting the fact that any MUD can allow anyone to chat over I3 channels.

How do you propose protecting the network from such activities if anyone can setup their own I4 router and automatically join in as an equal partner to everyone else?

Answer:  MUD's will form "cliques", and reject anyone outside their circle of trusted friends, and thus what used to be a unified network will dissolve into a bunch of fiefdoms, and newcomers will pretty much get to talk to each other.

A distributed network is a great solution when there are no trust issues to resolve, or when such things can be verified automatically.  Bit Torrent works well because the files all have a signature that can be checked, so injection of bad data is preventable.  In a chat network, "bad data" doesn't have such a signature.

With a central point of control, you are subject to that admin's idea of what is "fair", which may be annoying if you disagree.  With a distributed network, every single MUD will have to take on the task of playing whack-a-mole and blocking everything they find offensive or disruptive.

Hi Quixadhal,
I have not been aware of this recent problem i have not been around for sometime, i'd like to know more about that if you wouldn't mind giving me the run down in a PM as id like to know more.

I'm more then happy to keep the current centralised model of I3, but as you said people are injecting bad data perhaps I4 should have the ability to automatically  resolve such issues by verifying that data send via muds to other muds is legitimate traffic, I understand it would not be a simple task but I think from a technical point of view it could be done, depending on the exploit being used but at this point my knowledge is lacking unless you can fill me in, I can only speculate.

If we were going with a centralised model: when its live i'd suggest using one dns host with 3 different IPs for example or or some domain

1. point to my server
2. pointing to crats server (if he is willing to run a i4 server, i have not asked)
3. another 3rd party

only so people do not need to know IP's and the servers can change IP addresses with out clients needing to be updated, also helps with load balancing and appropriate selection of IPv4 or IPv6.

As for the rules of the network and keeping things fair, I'm happy with the job that's been done so far from my experience things have come along way since the original i3 network. I'd like for crat to continue administering the proposed i4 network

Intermud / Re: I4
« on: September 30, 2014, 04:40:12 PM »
Just Tossing up some ideas for the I4 protocol.

Im thinking about having all I4 servers exchange a list of known servers to connected muds and visa versa and weight them according to use so each mud can build a list of servers. so that if one I4 server is down they will automatically try the next one in the list until a successful connect is made

This would mean all i4 servers will talk to each other, and that anyone can run an i4 server and would not need to be authorised to do so. but servers will build a database of what mud is connected to which server so that traffic isnt seen by servers that dont need to see it for example:

Mud A is connected to Server2
Mud B is connected to Server 1
Mud C is connected to Server 3

Mud A sends a Tell/mail to Mud C, only server 2 and server 3 will see the data, server 1 will see nothing
but if mud as sends a message on a intermud channel lets say dchat, server 1,2 and 3 will see it

Also im thinking of building the I4 router to be standalone, C++ application that's open source
Also i was thinking of encrypting Private Communications?

Intermud / Re: I4
« on: September 26, 2014, 08:17:07 PM »
Is anyone else working on this, I'm interested in starting on it myself

LPUniversity / Re: Is it dead?
« on: March 01, 2012, 03:43:17 PM »
I'm thinking of just letting it expire anyways

LPUniversity / Re: Is it dead?
« on: March 01, 2012, 06:34:37 AM »
I'm Guessing this project is dead... I still have the domain LPUNI.ORG registered and its set to expire on 6/21/2012, If someone in this project would like to take over the domain please let me know ASAP

I'm giving free access to my domain name on

It will be online officially on the 8th of March


Took quicker than I expected domain should be available for you with no approval need by myself

I'm giving free access to my domain name on

It will be online officially on the 8th of March


Licensing / Re: Original Intermud 3 router source code
« on: January 07, 2010, 01:42:40 AM »
It is about courtesy and protocol that, as an oldbie, I feel compelled to honor and extend to those that went before me.

There is no license in my case and I claim that it was made clear that it was acceptable for me to redistribute the source code I was given.  There is a license in your case and you were required to obtain permission to distribute Lima as you wished, and you claim you did so.

Your censorship was expected and perfectly acceptable, given you had expressed a personal need to be sure you really had a legal right to have the source code before you were to examine it, when I originally offered it to you a year or two ago.  I made the post with this in mind.  And Adam, this is why I do not feel comfortable acting on any posts made to this forum, aimed at working around the censorship.

But you are going out on a limb to require that the legitimacy of my actions are proven.  In your post, you address being restricted from doing what you wish and being required to obtain permission before you can proceed.  You claim you obtained permission.  There is no proof that I am restricted from doing what I have.  And I claim I obtained permission.  It might be said that even despite the fact there are restrictions for your actions, and none known for mine, I am held to a higher standard of proof than you provide others.

Sorry I did not notice that my address was restricted so I will happily provide it: adam AT

I have no doubt in my mind that you do have permission to redistribute this code and with both yours and crats permission as your original post was censored, I would like to still be able to get a copy of the code for my historical purposes, so that I may document and store the code for future purpose and if possible would like to make it publicly accessible on my server.

Licensing / Re: Original Intermud 3 router source code
« on: January 05, 2010, 08:35:42 PM »
Donky if you would be so kind as to supply me with the apparent offending file, I Would appreciate it and i will verify within 2 weeks if the copyright if any is still valid.

Also technically by people writing alternate intermud 3 routers will also be in violation to the copyright holders of the original I3 router code according to current Copyright Laws in the US which supper-cede previous laws

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