emp_hub — Empire multiplexer


emp_hub [-persistent] [-debug] [-help] [-mirror] host port localport


emp_hub allows multiple clients to simultaneously connect to a single Empire country. This allows you to use both a fast and a smart client simultaneously. It also permits multiple corulers to log in at once.


Hostname of the upstream server.
TCP/IP port number the empire server is running on.
TCP/IP port number the emp_hub should listen to for incoming client connections.
Copy commands and replies to all clients using new protocols. Currently only the lafe client is aware of these protocols, though most clients will ignore them.
Normally emp_hub exits after the last client disconnects. With this option emp_hub does not exit, and will wait for new clients to connect. emp_hub must be killed by the user using the kill command.
Brief usage information.
Print lots of messages, including everything sent and received by a client. Useful when debugging either emp_hub , a client, or the server.


Due to the nature of the empire protocol, only one client may have input focus at one time. If a client pauses at a context sensitive prompt from the server, all other clients will be unable to send data.


This manual page was written by Drake Diedrich <Drake.Diedrich@anu.edu.au>