Silly question, how are you determining online status?
I see connection attempts without a userid in the serverlog. could be that?
Hopefully that is it. Cause I know for me, if I were to decide to make my server info public, anything on another port wouldn't get a response. (Or would get the wrong machine if you got lucky and hit the port my MUD runs on.)
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The method for checking if you're currently online is indeed simply querying the server. It's pretty poor but it's the only way currently, unless you guys wanted to run a service provided by me for providing heartbeats, but a) I cba and :cool.gif: I doubt you'd trust it.
So yeah, you'll see connections from my server quite a lot, every 120 seconds while it's online. If this aint cool I can drop it.
also re: ip/hostname, this is only a very temporary solution, I don't have time (or the energy) to deal with the **** associated with hostnames over IPs, IPs are much easier to handle. If this is still being used in a few weeks I'll look into enabling hostnames.