Public server

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A public server allows one to play NetHack or a variant in a shared space using telnet where one can encounter other people's bones and see scores in the server's scorelist. You may also choose to watch someone's game that is in progress.

List of public servers Edit

Server Location Games Other Information California, United States
  • NAO, the most popular server. Europe Washington DC, United States
  • NetHack 3.4.3
  • Kraln's Nethack server. Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • SporkHack
  • The SporkHack home server. Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States
  • NetHack Dallas, Texas, United States Conway, Arkansas, United States
  • ssh
    • password: nhplayer Gothenburg, Sweden
  • NetHack 3.4.3 University of Bergen, Norway
  • NetHack Estonia
  • NetHack Finland
  • NetHack 3.4.3 with many custom patches
  • Uses the same codebase as NAO. Germany
  • NetHack 3.4.3 with custom patches and level geometry changes
  • To play, telnet
  • level generator additions and variants for special levels
  • saves dumplogs; many interesting UI enhancement patches Nuremberg, Germany Germany
  • NetHack-De 3.4.3-20090119a
  • SLASH'EM 0.0.8E0F1
  • ZAPM 0.6.3
  • ssh
    • password: fed
  • telnet
  • NetHack 3.4.3
  • NetHack
  • BBS games Sweden
  • telnet Dallas, Texas, United States
  • NetHack 3.4.3 with many custom patches
    • interface, new special rooms, et al.
  • telnet
  • ssh (key available)
  • IRC (+bot): #cafe on New Jersey, USA Finland
  • NetHack 3.4.3 with many interface patches
  • SporkHack 0.6.2
  • Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup 0.5.2
  • Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup trunk version
  • ssh (password is empty)
  • telnet

Setting up your own server Edit

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"How to setup your own server?"

There are several ways to manage your public NetHack server, but the most common is to use dgamelaunch, which manages user accounts and runs the NetHack processes in a chroot jail when a user telnets into the server.

For FreeBSD, there is a work-in-progress document describing how to set up a Nethack server with dgamelaunch, and also provides patches to make auto-login work with FreeBSD telnetd.

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