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Want fortunes by TCP and/or UDP? Then why not try AQOTDD?


Several other quote of the day daemons exists, but all the ones I could find end up at some point or other, executing "/usr/games/fortune". This is just too slow for woodstock.local, my 386.

So aqotdd was born which uses the same files as fortune(6) but holds all the data structures in memory, and can therefore respond to querys much faster.

The main advantage of running a quote of the day server on large sites (and indeed my LAN) is that updates with funky new quote files only has to happen on one computer. The disk space saving is becoming increasing irrelevant, but still, not installing fortune(6) and the quote files to hundreds of machines could save lots of space and/or NFS bandwidth.

AQOTDD is distributed under the terms of version 2 of the GNU Public License.

Features of AQOTDD.

Additionally in the package supplied, there are TCP and UDP command line clients for the server. ( A perl TCP/UDP client is also supplied.).

Extra Documentation for AQOTDD


Latest Version - 0.7.1

For older versions, go to the old version page

The TODO list for AQOTDD



Written by Afghan Hound. Mail if you want.

Copyright (C) 2000 Afghan Hound Software

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA

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