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An idea.

Post by Amethyst » 26 May 2007, 01:32

Why not have servers dedicated to different countries? And making tmw servers able to run side by side on the same computer, sort of like how mysql and apache are able to run together.
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Re: An idea.

Post by Platyna » 26 May 2007, 10:34

.enigmatik wrote:Why not have servers dedicated to different countries? And making tmw servers able to run side by side on the same computer, sort of like how mysql and apache are able to run together.
Why should we have servers dedicated to different countries? First, we have 15 players online, second, eathena do not support replication so we are not going to be back to good ol' 40s in the USA where they had special chairs for white and black people, this is the international project and we care about integration, even with Brazillian people, who can be hard on a man. If you feel that your country has to be separated from all others, then create own TMW server, all needed files are available on the net.

About making TMW servers run side by side (like apache and php), here goes some boring UNIX and TCP/IP stuff:
First: PHP is not a deamon it is just demonical, which isn't enought to become a deamon (*hint*, *hint* matt) therefore php not listens on any port, apache does and PHP is just one of extensions for apache, in this case created to support PHP scripts.
Second: two daemons can't share one port, but if a machine has several IPs they can bind to one port on a separate IPs, eathena can do so too, therefore that what you are asking is already possible, if a host has different IPs to bind to.
Of course we could change the ports eathena listens on, but it is lame and generally not RFC compliant, real admins don't do such stuff unless they have to, same as you are not cutting your belly unless you have to.
The the most important question is: what is the point? If we will have 400 or so players online we will have separate servers, and replication among them, I don't think so if they will be country separated, Elven already has expressed his opinion about this - country specific communities should be developed by the interested people (eg. fans).

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Re: An idea.

Post by Crush » 29 May 2007, 19:45

.enigmatik wrote:Why not have servers dedicated to different countries?
The TMW server software is freely available and TMWServ will be too. Everyone who has the technical resources can create a server dedicated to his country when he wants to.

Don't expect the development team to do this for you as we need only one public test server to test the game. Setting up and administrating multiple servers would be a waste of our resources.
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