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Posted by Tyn   USA  (6 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Tue 28 Nov 2017 03:11 AM (UTC)
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I was reading through this thread:

http://www.gammon.com.au/forum/?id=10043

It seemed like a lot of progress was made, but then the thread kind of... ended.

Was a protocol standard published, based on the discussion?
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,322 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #1 on Tue 28 Nov 2017 05:54 AM (UTC)
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It turned into GMCP (Generic MUD Communication Protocol) which was documented, and then the page lapsed. However a copy of the spec is here:

http://www.gammon.com.au/gmcp

There is an ATCP plugin that ships with MUSHclient (ATCP was an earlier variant of GMCP which works in a similar way).

There are various links on the page I mention above, which includes GMCP handlers. Aardwolf and the IRE MUDs use that at present to allow things like mappers to work smoothly.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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