Several protocols exist within Aardwolf to simplify make client integration. The two major protocols are GMCP and MSDP. Both allow the client and server to exchange data without cluttering the client screen. GMCP is more standard but also can be more complex whereas MSDP is a very lightweight protocol. The other main difference is that GMCP sends large categories of data the user subscribes to whereas MSDP is very granular in choosing exactly which data to receive.

  • GMCP : Overview of GMCP in Aardwolf MUD.