Nayel Farag - 2003-06-28


there is an option in eboard to connect
to another server (an other than the
Free Internet Chess Server).
Well, I have tried to connect to the
French FICS which address is
but it does not work, because the user name
is not transmitted correctly.

The Server has quite a lot
of players and offers a Java Applet on its homepage.
But also belongs to the xboard compatible
servers,for example it is possible to connect to it with:

xboard -size mediocre -ics -icshost

However, a direct telnet connection to
is not possible. May be this indicates the reason
why eboard can not connect to

By the way, congratulations to the good program.
The online help is good, too. It could be even more detailed!
The other grafic frontends to chess servers that I know
have only few documentation and online help.
Hold on with the development!