New-be-nice is the default login that comes with the netrekrc off, I noticed that stas's latest release off his website does
not use this, as his version does not come with an rc file, so instead
the program uses your Windows login as your login name.  I was planning on
including an rc file, but changing default login to "netrek-player".
However, I imagine this too would be banned by tamu's operator (Michael).
Seeing as how I cannot even connect to his server due to a 3 year+
siteban, plus he won't speak to me, I really have no desire for my client
to be used on his server.  If he were willing to work with me, I could
accept your patch as is, to just stop the default login.  Though in that
case I think the -h block wouldn't be needed, as if you are at the level
where you know how to connect manually to a server you aren't that
clueless a player.

On Sat, 6 May 2006, James Cameron wrote:

> On Sat, May 06, 2006 at 05:40:02AM +0000, Bill Balcerski wrote:
> > * removed from metaserver listing, and direct connect via -h
> > servername also removed.  This is due to the policy of blocking all
> > players with the default login that comes with the client.
> That's a good idea.  It will help to reduce the annoyance felt by
> players who don't yet know of the server policy ... which is quite
> likely if they are new-be-nice.
> Please accept the attached patch.  It does the following:
> - factorises the block to a single point in the code, so that adding new
>   blocks will be easier, and removing the block in future will be
>   easier,
> - skip the block if the user has configured their login correctly,
> - emit an explanatory message to console when "-h" is used,
> I'm not able to test this, sorry.  Lacking in appropriate OS.
> I wasn't able to find where "new-be-nice" is initially set.  It doesn't
> appear in the source in CVS.  Where is it?  How can we get it in there?
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> James Cameron    mailto:quozl at