brain at jbrain.com
Fri Aug 26 02:26:39 CDT 2005
Just a quick update for those interested:
People Connection is mostly implemented, lacking only LOCATE and ID
Auditorium mode is working as well. The original service had a special
version of the SW (called the emcee disk) that had extra code to do the
moderation for the auditorium, but I figured out a way to support
auditorium with just the std disk.
I implemented a few IRCisms (/me and /msg) to add some value.
Along the way, a QLinker posted that he had written a sniffer while on
QLink and had saved a complete Q-Link session. After he found the
binary logs, I wrote a util to condense them into a single file, traced
the commands, and then modified the utility to actually parse each
command. I was thus able to extract 105 text files that the user had
viewed that day, and 200 menu items they viewed. I then inserted those
into the database, so you can now visit all the areas that user visited
Along the way, I found out a few more things:
How to send multiple lines of bulletin text to cut down on packets
(concat lines with 0xff, upto 127 chars)
How to send a System IM (SYSOLM) The command is OT.
How to convince the client that there is a next/previous article in a
set (parms to KC command)
How the file system handed sending data (39 byte chunks for 1st 18
lines, then 117 byte chunks.
How to turn on the (+) time indicator on the client
A user also found out how to run QLink off of an emulator (VICE) and
connect to the server. So, a number of folks are connecting that way.
online message and email works, not sure if I stated that in my last
note. The server is pretty robust. A user can corrupt their session,
but logging out will clean up that session.
Jim Brain, Brain Innovations
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Dabbling in WWW, Embedded Systems, Old CBM computers, and Good Times!
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