[Standards-JIG] New version of chess game protocol

Michal 'vorner' Vaner michal.vaner at kdemail.net
Tue Oct 10 18:49:40 UTC 2006

On Tue, Oct 10, 2006 at 01:34:45PM +0100, Richard Dobson wrote:
> >Which is the thing I do not like. The client is powerless. Do you limit
> >which messages users can send as well?
> >  
> In what way is the client powerless?, if they want to play a particular 
> game and a particular server does not support it they just use one that 
> does instead, doesn't seem powerless to me. If a server admin wanted to 
> limit the messages a user can send that's entirely up to them and not 
> something we should be trying to prevent.
> >And I want just the possibility to have modillarity across different
> >computers possible.
> >  
> Which it is, its entirely up to the server admin how they implement and 
> deploy their game server component, if they want to deploy it over 
> different computers they can, this is simply an implementation issue, 
> not a protocol one and does not need referee bots to make it possible.
> >Admin may want the game referee (included in the game component) to run
> >on his server, for some reasons. But he should not prevent users to run
> >their own referee on their own computer. I just do not want to be
> >dependant on the server completely, I'm the one who chooses the game,
> >not the server, as like as I choose what I talk about in a chat
> >  
> Why shouldn't a server admin be able to prevent users from running their 
> own bots?

Because they are running them on their PCs, not on his server?

> Its his server afterall. The client is always choosing the 
> game rather than the server, its simply a matter of the server offering 
> a set of games for clients to use and its up to the clients if they want 
> to use them, what you are saying is more analogous to going into a 
> restaurant and asking to buy a hammer and expecting them to provide it 
> to you rather than going to a hardware store which offers them for sale.

No, I say I can bring the hammer if I want to have hammer in a

Fragile. Do not turn upside down.

Michal "vorner" Vaner
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