#3 Fix for LAN startup problems

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2003-12-27
2003-12-27
Manuel Moos
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Some people were reporting problems with general network play;
Armagetron would crash into their faces as soon as any network
activity is enabled. The reason is a bug taken over from the Q1
sources combined with the user's system not reporting back a valid
hostname. Why this bug emerges only now and not earier is a bit of a
mystery, but it probably was hidden to me by the noise of other bug
reports.

Fix: copy the attached file into armagetron/src/network ( overwrite
the original there ) and recompile. No diff or patch; I'm too stupid to
create one, so it only works for 0.2.6. The changes will be made
official in the next version, this patch merely is supposed to act as a
channel to direct redundant reporters to and will be made obsolete as
soon as the next version ( 0.2.6.1 ) is out.

It is well possible that this patch does not solve all problems, it merely
tries to solve the first problem encountered on the machines of the
reporters.

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