If I telnet in from the shell terminal I can see that I am connected (mudbytes.net:2000), but it'll hang at the escape character echo. I don't get any prompt and nothing seems to be responding when I type. I was also unable to connect via putty on my vm on this machine. Here's the information:
I'm running OS X 10.4.10 via both Wireless and Wired on my school's network. I originally thought it might have been an issue with the school's network but I am easily able to connect to any MUD that I try. I also attempted to connect via a few of the Solaris servers that we have here at my college. Same result.
Right now I have don't have the ability to test it on an outside network. I'm just wondering if anyone has/is having any similar issues.
Its not dynamic. There are just multiple mobile proxies on the wireless network. Here's the one I am currently on now: 188.8.131.52, the proxy should be: : 184.108.40.206 and dns (for current session): njit-border-ce01.njit.edu. It'll be hard to track by IP address due to how this network is setup.
I'm not getting anything. This is standard telnet. I tried connected from one of the Solaris boxes and got the same results. It might be something on my end, but I just find that very peculiar. If they were blocking it I wouldn't be able to connect. My school is pretty lax on what you can do. The only thing that they shape is Bittorrent traffic.
Would it be easy to write some socket code that opened the connection and tried reading the data sent by the server? That would let us see if you're receiving any data at all; if so, it could be some weird telnet issue. But if your socket program didn't get anything at all, it could be some network issue with packets being denied at the university level (???). (Mine does that, sort of; they shapes traffic on non-standard ports. Unfortunately, text games are very hard to play, but for some twisted reason 3d games still work decently…)
remora: / $ uname -a SunOS remora 5.10 Generic_125101-10 i86pc i386 i86pc Solaris remora: / $ telnet mudbytes.net 2000 Trying 220.127.116.11… Connected to mudbytes.net. Escape character is '^]'. Welcome to Talon. To begin, choose a name with the name command. Then hit up imcchanlist to list the channels. imclisten <channel/all> to listen to a channel. To leave, just use the quit command. >^]q
telnet> q Connection to mudbytes.net closed. remora: / $
Works ok on Solaris x86
gamma: / $ uname -a SunOS gamma 5.10 Generic_120011-14 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Blade-1000 Solaris gamma: / $ telnet mudbytes.net 2000 Trying 18.104.22.168… Connected to mudbytes.net. Escape character is '^]'. Welcome to Talon. To begin, choose a name with the name command. Then hit up imcchanlist to list the channels. imclisten <channel/all> to listen to a channel. To leave, just use the quit command. >^]
telnet> q Connection to mudbytes.net closed. gamma: / $