> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "James Cameron" <quozl at us.netrek.org>
> To: netrek-dev at us.netrek.org
> Subject: [netrek-dev] RFC: Locked Up Metaserver
> Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2008 13:17:39 +1000
> At the moment the metaservers accept new server listings from anybody
> who wants to set up a server.  It has been this way for many years.

New servers while typically rare *should* be able to list. Given that clients point to a single metaserver by default, locking would prohibit new development features from being show-cased in big ways. What would be even better is if I could put a new server on the metaserver list, and explain the new cool feature on netrek.org directly without needing extra steps, e.g. sending email to web-news at us.netrek.org. 

> I'm not sure this is such a good idea, given the current size of games
> and the rate of play.

Everything done up to present clearly hasn't improved this.

> What do people think ...
> 1.  lock down the metaservers so that new servers cannot be listed,
> 2.  add a way to accept new servers,
> 3.  keep the server to metaserver UDP solicitation channel open for
> existing servers.
> This is just for discussion purposes.  The infrastructure team would
> benefit from knowing what people think.

1. Leave unchanged.


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