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Re: [COLD] Is there a shortcut to @def?

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Mon Dec 2 15:53:01 1996 )

Date: Mon, 2 Dec 1996 13:42:37 -0700 (MST)
From: Brandon Gillespie <brandon@glacier.cold.org>
To: Frank Crowell <frankc@maddog.com>
cc: Cold Stuff <coldstuff@cold.org>
In-Reply-To: <32A337DC.20E432C3@maddog.com>

> for intermud communication (the '97 buzzword huh? Connect now with 
> your Sega to the to the Intermud! SEGA!!!). Anyway, if I can actually
> get to the coding part, I hope to get the intermud3 hooked up so
> that I can join other muds in the same network (mostly LP and a couple
> Diku muds).

I (used) to be on the intermud list and one thing that struck me as
annoying was their insistence on re-creating existing protocols that are
perfectly capable (just drop them on a different port or on a sub-protocol
like VEIL).  For example:

> Intermud3 has the following features:
> 	-mudlist to show what muds are up, type, address, databases
> 	-remote tell with emotes

There is no existing protocol which would handle this well.

> 	-remote who
> 	-finger

Whats wrong with the current 'finger' protocol on port 79?

> 	-intermud mail (based on the mud name not the address)

One word: SMTP

> 	-ftp/telnet


-Brandon Gillespie