I agree.  "No connection" in your telnet output means one of the
metaservers is unable to make a TCP connection to pickled, and may not
have received any UDP updates from pickled.

I guess it depends on what has changed since Saturday 25th.  Karthik
hasn't let me know.

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[17:12:18] <Bahhumbug> Quozl: I've just sent Karthik email asking him to move pickled at his earliest opportunity.  I will be killing that instance off in the next few days when the bill comes due.  I've spent a considerable amount of money over the past ~10 years hosting that instance but the time has come for me to divest myself of it.  I no longer have a client installed on my desktop and I will be removing myself from
[17:12:24] <Bahhumbug> mailing lists when I get around to it.  I'm done with netrek.
[17:12:26] <Bahhumbug> Just wanted you to be aware.
[17:12:46] <Bahhumbug> See ya.
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James Cameron