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Re: Inter-moo communications?
Followup to: <Pine.LNX.3.91.960222221617.12856Bemail@example.com>
By author: "Steven R. Loomis" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In newsgroup: local.moo
> Hello, all.. I'm trying to set up some simple communications between two
> MOOs, basically an inter-MOO gateway. I was thinking of having an object
> on each side open an outbound connection to the other MOO.
> Then if someone on moo "A" wanted to send the message "foo" to the other
> side, then the object on A which had the communciations open would cause
> a verb on $login on moo B to be called. Two half duplex channels = one
> full duplex. Is there a better way to do this?
Yes, have the other MOO actually *log in*, say as "fooMOO". Then use
standard MOO commands, or better yet, a read() loop to read the data.
Much more efficient.
> Also, I have a simple gateway that lets one browse the MOO objects from
> a web browser. Right now, a cgi-bin opens up a new connection to the MOO
> and runs a hidden verb on $login, grabs the output, and closes the
Yes, you can have the MOO trap HTTP commands directly.
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