LAG, LINK, NETLAG, PING, VOID


'Link' is a command which shows information about your connection. It will show round-trip time (best guess), and what options are active on your connection.

The following options are possible (they are decided by your OS):

o sack : Selective acknowledgement - improves performance if you are
  experiencing packet loss.

o timestamp: Provides accurate timestamps. If you do not have the timestamp
  option active, the round-trip time will be estimated a bit higher
  (up to 200ms) than what it really is.

o wscale: Window scaling - support larger windows. Can improve performance
  in spammy situations if you have a slow link, or if you are doing
  local editing on big files.

A lot of players have problems with their links to the game. This could be very dangerous to your health in the middle of a fight, but some of the cowards amongst players would like to cheat and cut their link when things turn badly. This is how it works in MUME:

  I. If your link is broken, you will automatically attempt to flee each
     time someone attempts to hit you. If you are not fighting, you
     will rent automatically after a period of time. The rent cost is
     then several times higher than the normal rent. Your character
     will be saved automatically when your link breaks.

 II. If your link jams (freezes) you have a problem. The only solution we
     can give, is that you break your link as quickly as possible. By
     breaking the link you can hope that the above procedure is initiated.

III. If your link freezes, or more generally if MUME doesn't receive any
     commands from you for a certain amount of time, your character will
     disappear into the void, and will reappear in the same spot when you
     return. Having recently met a player-controlled enemy makes the void
     delay considerably longer.

There is also a "lag" command that displays recent server lags, as opposed to network lag.

 > lag
 Most recent server lag(s):
  1 minute ago: 6230 ms

See also: INTERNET, RENT, QUIT, NOQUIT, NOVOID, "CHANGE LINKDROP"

This page was automatically generated on Sun Feb 26 07:39:13 2017