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ORIGINAL BNETD CREDITS:


CREDITS

       This file contains the names of people who have contributed to the
       development of the BNETD server in some way.  This project has made an
       enormous amount of progress since the development has become public,
       and this is one place where members of the community can be thanked.


PROGRAMMING CONTRIBUTORS

       The following people have contributed code, code ideas, bug fixes, and
       debugging work:
       Mark Baysinger (mbaysing@ucsd.edu)
        For the original idea, original implementation, documentation of the
        protocol, starhack.ml.org, the tracking server, etc.
       Ross Combs (rocombs@cs.nmsu.edu)
        Various cleanups, release coordination, / commands, config files, etc.
       Rob Crittenden (rcrit@greyoak.com)
        For many bug fixes, protocol work, file downloads, man pages, user
        icons, better channel handling, autoconf, ladder, etc. as well as
        working on the FAQ and user support.
       Descolada (dyn1-tnt9-237.chicago.il.ameritech.net)
        For the hashing algorithm complete with a sample C implementation.
       Gediminas (gediminas_lt@mailexcite.com)
        For work on the client command "readline" code, the initial help
        system, and a better /conn command.
       Oleg Drokin (green@ccssu.crimea.ua)
        For patches to fix bnchat and bnstat.
       Damien Clermonte (clermond@esiee.fr)
        For portability (to cygnus B20.1 on win32) work, testing, and helpful
        observations, and the TCP keepalive patch.
       Denis Moreaux (vapula@endor.be)
        For working out the correct ladder equations.
       Philippe Dubois (pdubois@matrox.com)
        For working on the Win32 port, UDP stuff, auto-update, and the
        bnettime code.
       Typhoon [Marco Ziech] (mmz@gmx.net)
        For lots of good work on the BNI utilities, BITS (server inter-
        connectivity) support, and his bnetmasq.sh script.  He also
        answers a lot of user questions and put together most of the
        web site.
       Dizzy 
        For help with NAT issues, a much improved help system, channel
        flooding prevention, new /-commands, a mail system, and more.
       Razvan Jianu (roger@hell.gameover.ro)
        For many useful coredumps :)  Also for the /addacct command.
       Qlex (qlex@eoliss.com)
        For kick starting the Diablo II stuff, testing thousands quick
        changes, moral support, and digging up all the information.
       Kenshin (kenshin_@hotmail.com)
        For helping Qlex with the character stuff, fixing some major
        bugs in the Diablo II code, and starting work on saving
        characters.
       Hakan Tandogan (hakan@gurkensalat.com)
        For always making RPMs for bnetd and the tracker and some patches to
        correct startup/shutdown issues. Also for continuing Diablo II work.
       Jung-woo Sohn (logout@aeroguy.snu.ac.kr)
        For /watch feedback, dobae flooding disconnect, better disconnect
        game result handling, and generally for lots of good ideas.  And
        also for spotting the failed account creation crashing bug.
       YobGuls (yobguls@yobguls.2ndmail.com)
        Actually contributed to the DSBot code, but see next entry.
       Eurijk! (wc2@zefga.net)
        For pointing out how the new cdkey hashing works and also how
        version checking is performed.  This was some really ugly but
        important stuff!  He figured this out working on DSBot but
        kindly explained it to us and showed us example code.  He's
        also working on the Prolix bot project and has provided lots
        of useful bug reports and other commentary.
       Fred Wittekind (rom@twister.dyndns.org)
        For autoupdate version range support.  For pointing out all the
        update MPQ files we didn't know about.  Also for the message
        force-command patch.
       Mathieu Legare (Mathieu_Legare@uqtr.uquebec.ca)
        For picking up bnetdStats and making it report all kinds of
        statistics.
       Onlyer (onlyer@users.sourceforge.net)
        For new commands, Diablo II protocol work, Diablo II closed server
        work, FSGS account conversion, etc.
       faster (lqx@cic.tsinghua.edu.cn)
        For Diablo II closed communication (S2S) and for finding that
        check_alloc bug.
       sousou (liupeng.cs@263.net)
        For Diablo II closed database server and ladder.
       esper (esperpale@263.net)
        Diablo II closed server gui and ladder.
       sherpya (sherpya@netfarm.it)
        For lots of help with adbanners, the d2close merge, reporting
        bugs (like the 100% poll() CPU usage bug), and lots of good
        suggestions.  Also for work on channel list reloads.
       Yoss (bartek@milc.com.pl)
        For helpful suggestions for the mail code and for patching
        the emote flooding hole.  Also for the /admin command and for
        the patch to fix the "operator can ban admins" bug.  A big
        thanks for much improved kill and ban commands and the new
        dynamic ipban with better address matching and timeouts.
       Roland Stahn (blue@cs.tu-berlin.de)
        For all the work tracking down the versioncheck information
        for revision of the STAR and SEXP clients.  For information about
        Blizzard's numbering scheme.  For helpful packet information.
        Also for the bug reports and simple patches which probably should
        have been fixed a long time ago but he was the only person with
        enough patience to figure out what was happening.  Specifically,
        the "all countries in one channel" feature, the empty game pass
        bug, the multiple game with same name bug, and the memory
        corruption after autoupdates.  For updated version information.
        For diagnosing the autoupdate crash (bug in server.c handling
        closed sockets).
       KWS (vizi@csucs.net)
        For the nice bug reports on gameinfo parsing on game join, win32
        socket and file portability problems.  Also for patches to update
        versioncheck info, implement IP storage, the patch for better
        eventlogs, and Makefile improvements.
       Jack (jack@takeovertheworld.org)
        For Diablo II open game difficulty patch.
       forester (laterk@inbox.lv)
        Working on the Win32 port, bnetd GUI for Win32, small patches.

TESTING AND DEBUGGING CONTRIBUTORS

       The following people have sent in ideas, bug reports, and minor
       patches.
       187 (187@infoceptor.com)
        For bug reports and the idea for the /news command.
       Shin DongJun (djshin@oslab.snu.ac.kr)
        For some bug reports and patches.
       Jeffery Jones (jeffery_jones@mtlusa.com)
        For the game address translation idea.
       Maxim Tereshenkov (max@ostin.ru)
        For the stack trace which found the 8-bit account.c bug.
       Yanoch (yanoch@loginnovation.com)
        For suggesting the /kill improvement.
       stacker (stacker@mail.ee.ntou.edu.tw)
        For lots of bug reports and also the sbnetd front end.
       Mike Hindman (mhindman@bnetd.nmsu.edu)
       David Fitzpatrick (dfitzpat@bnetd.nmsu.edu)
        For lots of ideas and all the help with Diablo.
       Homer (homer@ogn.de)
        For the helpful info on game info strings and ladder maps.
       Alvin Sim (elflord@faerie.cx)
        For lots of testing and figuring out that Diablo II open gameplay was
        actually not too hard to implement.
       AsmodeusB
        For finding annoying the gameinfo bug in connection.c :)
       forester (http://forester.yo.lv)
        For pointing out what gameresult 5 means.
       jerome (imeepmeep@mac.com)
        For the MacOS X package.
       acbcdde (acbcdde@hotmail.com)
        For Win32 Makefile and config.h fixes.
       mojohead ( Andrey Ilyin )
        For d2dbs/d2ladder.c fixes.


OTHER CONTRIBUTORS

       The following people have contributed their time, talent, and other
       resources to the project:
       Josh (josh@bnetd.org)
        For a wonderful web site, quick mirroring of new releases, testing,
        organization, documentation, and user support.
       Tim Jung (tjung@igateway.net)
        For kindly hosting our mailing lists, domain, web pages, etc. as well
        as regular feedback and testing.
       Allan Clark (allanc@sco.com)
        For putting together some nice RPMs.


NOTE

       This list is not complete.  I have lost track of the names of some
       people who have contributed, and likely forgotten about others.  If you
       think you should be listed here but aren't, please contact the
       bnetd-dev mailing list and we will take care of it right away.

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