Connecting to Dune Securely with Tinyfugue

DUNE and Tinyfugue both support Transport Layer Security (TLS).

Connections to Dune using TLS are encrypted so that your password and other data are secure at all times. By contrast, when you connect to Dune on the telnet port (6789), there is no encryption and your password and all other data are transmitted insecurely over the internet.

If you're using the beta build of Tinyfugue (5.0b8) there's no reason to use the telnet port! Choose the secure port (6788) instead!!

How to Connect Securely

  • If you require the beta build of Tinyfugue, Debian-based users can use apt-get and run 'tf5' from the shell:
sudo apt-get install tf5

Otherwise, visit to compile and install it yourself.

  • Define your world normally with the /addworld command (or a world file):
/addworld -Tlp.mud Bebop 6788
  • Simply use the /connect command with the '-x' argument to connect securely
/connect -x Bebop

And you're done!