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Re: Really stupid newbie question



Mike Carns wrote:
> 
> Also, did you compile the moo with OUTBOUND_NETWORK defined (in options.h)?
> 
> > On Thu, 9 May 1996, Bill Lantry wrote:
> > > please forgive me my foolishness, but I've struggled with this one for
> > > awhile, and even the unix guy here can't help me. I *did* get the
> > > network turned on, but now I have the following problem:
> > >
> > > **************************************************************
> > > @make-player fool for clown@circus.edu
> > > fool (#1348) created with password `OpaVa' for clown@circus.edu
> > > Send email to clown@circus.edu with password?  ─Enter `yes' or `no'┼
> > > yes
> > > Sending the password to clown@circus.edu.
> > > Cannot send mail: Cannot open connection to maildrop localhost:
> > >  Permission denied
> > > ******************************************************************
> > >
> > > How can I get that connection to open? The machine's mailer (BSD)
> > > does work, I've even got a pop server running on it. So I think
> > > I just need to get the MOO mailer to connect to the machine's mailer
> > > and we'll be in business...
> >
> 
> Mcarns


It sounds to me like your open_network_connection() built-in is disabled.  If you
haven't already, edit your source code file options.h and uncomment the line that's
something like #define outbound_network and re-compile the server.  If that doesn't
work, then we go from there. ;)

RavenStar
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	"Go and make desciples of all, disciples of all in the name of the
Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit of love.  The time has come,
and so the band plays on, releasing His power and shouting in tears, "it is
finished, do you see the light of the Saviour inside this machine?"

					--Saviour Machine II


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