Posted by Conspiracy on 03/15
ok, I don't know what the hell is causing the lag lately, but
it's getting rediculous. Seems like it started about the time housing
went in to me. I know, ditching housing would be crazy.
But something needs to be done, I've been an avid legend player
for years, but lately I find myself looking for a new mud
when I get lagged out, which is something I rarely do.
Thursday, March 11, 05:39PM
Well, I can tell you it's not housing... the lag added by housing
is the equivalent to adding 1 new area (eg, not very much).
A lot of the lag is problems with Verio's routers (they're the ones
who own signet).
As far as mud-based lag goes (from people compiling, etc) will go
away soon as we are upgrading the mud's machine in the near future.
Thursday, March 11, 05:56PM
If you have access to a unix machine (or have a nifty util for your
mac/pc) you can use the traceroute command (type traceroute mud.sig.net, y
might need to find the pathname of traceroute) and it'll show whether the
lag is from the mud or from the net between you and the mud. The
traceroute info would help us back up any complaints we made to verio.
Thursday, March 11, 07:47PM
Ohhh to add to what LA said, if you have Win 98, open a DOS window
and type 'tracert mud.sig.net' or whatever the IP address is and
it'll run a nice trace for you as well. MS ripped off someone when
they put this is from memory, but who cares?
Note: tracert is somewhere in the normal path directories somewhere
so you can type it from anywhere. Might even work from the run thing
but I've never tried that
Friday, March 12, 04:44AM
Mac users can download a freeware application called WhatRoute? from
Monday, March 15, 11:49PM
And ping is good too, ping mud.sig.net. :))