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emp_hub - Empire multiplexer

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NAME

emp_hub - Empire multiplexer

SYNOPSIS

emp_hub [-persistent] [-debug] [-help] [-mirror] host port localport

DESCRIPTION

emp_hub allows multiple clients to simultaneously connect to a single Empire country. This allows you to use both a fast and a smart client simultaneously. It also permits multiple corulers to log in at once.
 

Parameters

host
Hostname of the upstream server.
port
TCP/IP port number the empire server is running on.
localport
TCP/IP port number the emp_hub should listen to for incoming client connections.
-mirror
Copy commands and replies to all clients using new protocols. Currently only the lafe client is aware of these protocols, though most clients will ignore them.
-persistent
Normally emp_hub exits after the last client disconnects. With this option emp_hub does not exit, and will wait for new clients to connect. emp_hub must be killed by the user using the kill command.
-help
Brief usage information.
-debug
Print lots of messages, including everything sent and received by a client. Useful when debugging either emp_hub , a client, or the server.
 

SEE ALSO

emp_server(6), emp_client(6), emp_hub(6), pei(6), eif(6), http://www.empire.net/~harmless/guide.html, http://empire.idlpaper.com/
 

BUGS

Due to the nature of the empire protocol, only one client may have input focus at one time. If a client pauses at a context sensitive prompt from the server, all other clients will be unable to send data.
 

AUTHOR

This manual page was written by Drake Diedrich <Drake.Diedrich@anu.edu.au>
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