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Shadowlands Forum

Shadowlands Forum is a flexible, friendly, robust chatroom reachable via any telnet client. It uses UNIX username/password for authentication, and includes the authlocal module to authenticate quickly from localhost.

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Release Notes: This release adds a recap of the recent conversation when connecting, runs on Fedora 9/GCC 4.3, and fixes a potential infinite loop in banner printing. For PAM support, it now uses the "login" service, not "slforum", with added logging for PAM errors. For scripting/monitoring, it now writes a user count file, for checking status from outside the room.

Release Notes: A recap of recent conversation when connecting. A user count file for checking status from outside the room. The prompt character can be changed at compile time.

Release Notes: The forum compiles and runs under Fedora Core 4 using GCC 4.

Release Notes: This release adds a standalone utility for virtual user maintenance.

Release Notes: Compile/run support on Mac OS X, and a fix for a topic-command-related segfault.

RSS Recent comments

04 Jul 2008 13:49 jdmonin

Newly ported to Fedora 9/GCC 4.3
Newly available on Fedora 9 under GCC 4.3.

29 Mar 2001 11:31 jdmonin

Re: It works after all
In more recent devel releases, Makefile-linux has PAM, and Makefile-linux-nopam does not have PAM.

24 May 2000 13:03 jdmonin

It works after all :)
It's now verified to work on RedHat 6.x systems, including those with MD5 passwords. Be sure to use the appropriate makefile (Makefile-linux-pam, not just plain Makefile-linux) when you compile, and use the development version, not the stable 1.9.2 release. Details in the INSTALL file.

15 May 2000 11:20 unixman

RH Linux 6.X problem
Does not work on RH Linux 6.x for all I can tell. Authentication fails.


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