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Couple of Questions


I have been saving up a couple of questions that I just can't seem to answer
on my own.

Okay, first one:

I have a verb that looks roughly like this....

@verb #15711:call_regen()

rooms = children(#15711);
timer = 20;
while (timer > 0)
  for x in (rooms)
  timer = timer + 1;

It does what I want it to with regen() (which is call the verb regen() and
action() in every room that is a child of #15711 every minute for 20
minutes) But for action() it doesn't.  action() is very similar to the above
verb in that is has the same while statements to cause a timer affect.  So,
if action() takes a while and uses suspend() also, it messes up the timing
of call_regen().  Any way to prevent this?

Okay, Second one:

This may be more of a Linux question, but in relation to MOOs (I think).  I
am attempting to install the Slackware version of Linux on my pentium
100mhz, 16RAM machine.  I want to eventually get a MOO up and running on it.
I belive I can accomplish these goals, but...I want to allow others to
access it as well.  I only have a PPP account that I would only be able to
use on nights and weekends.  I have heard of programs that will 'listen' on
other ports and direct connections to the current ip address that is set up
everytime I connect with my ppp account.  Is this all I need? or is there
more? Will the MOO start up correctly not being in single user mode if this
is all I have? and where can I get what I need?

last question, I promise 8)

Okay, this is more of a request than a question, but if anyone knows of a
site for a small role playing MOO that lost it's site a few months ago,
please let me know.  My db file is about 3megs so up and running and with
the server would take up 11megs of space.  Very few people log on (probably
3-4 at one time is unusual), it is more in the building stages than anything
else right now.  Contact me for more details about the theme and policies.

Thanks a lot

Four Seasons MOO
A role playing game &
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