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Re: listen() probs?

>In the last 24 hours I've had a weird problem happen on both of my MOOs 
>(which are running on the same machine, a Linux 1.2.11 box).  First last 
>night, the smaller moo (frontier), stopped listening on the primary port 
>(7000).  I happened to be still logged in, just other players told me 
>that they were unable to connect, and I tested it myself - even from the 
>local machine - and couldn't connect either.  ;listeners() still showed 
>up with port 7000 still in the list, but it just wasn't answering.  I
>was able to correct that one by doing ;unlisten(7000) then ;listen(#0,7000).
>Has anyone else experienced this, or have any ideas as to why it's 
>happening, and what a fix might be?

I would suggest, as a quick fix, that you set up a "daemon" on the MOO 
that re-inits the port every hour or so.

It might look something like this:

if (task_id() == this.daemon_task)
   fork this.daemon_task (this.port_reinit_interval)
      listen(0, this.port);
This code above has not been tested, if your MOO recycles everything or your
computer blows up, don't blame me, eh?

Hope this helps.


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