[erlang-questions] pid to integer and back

Joel Reymont <>
Wed Oct 8 23:35:48 CEST 2008

On Oct 8, 2008, at 9:45 PM, David Budworth wrote:

> The whole point of the poker server is to enable web based poker  
> contests /
> gambling / etc, right?


> if that's true, i think you can't afford to allow guessable game id's.
> what stops someone from just sending in packets to all the games?

You can't do that. You can only send certain packets when you are not  
playing the game and other packets when you are. A game won't accept  
packets from you unless you are playing, etc.

> for something where money is at stake, or even in a contest with  
> prizes of some form.  The temptation to hack or even just disrupt  
> will be high.

I think I can deal with it.

> or is this a closed network system where clients are controlled?

This is not the case. You can write a client if you want to.


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