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Re: [Freeciv-Dev] Suggestion: "pedantic" server option :)

Re: [Freeciv-Dev] Suggestion: "pedantic" server option :)

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Subject: Re: [Freeciv-Dev] Suggestion: "pedantic" server option :)
From: David Pfitzner <dwp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 11:15:21 +1000 (EST)

Daniel Burrows wrote:

>   Ok, this is a fairly silly potential feature, but here you go...
>   I was just thinking about the fact that lots of newb^H^H^H^Hpeople tend to
> run everything as root; in particular, I see lots of connections to games like
> xpilot and freeciv from "root@somehost".  I'd like a server option which, if
> enabled, scolds players who do this when they connect.  I think I'd call
> it "pedantic" :)  If no-one beats me to it I'll do it myself :)

You are too gentle :-)
The server already has code to refuse to run as root, and I
see no reason not to put the same check in the client.

(Of course people could edit this out, but people could do
that whatever we do, or send faked packets, etc.)

-- David

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