CobraMUSH is a Multi-User Shared Hallucination (MUSH) server program. CobraMUSH's origins were as a variant of PennMUSH, augmenting the security features of PennMUSH with a system of hierarchical divisions, fine-grained powers, and access levels. Since its original fork from PennMUSH in early 2002, CobraMUSH has completely removed all vestiges of the Wizard/Royalty security system.
Today, CobraMUSH is a mature server codebase that is ideal for any MUSH that desires localized control or administration of separate portions of its environment. This is particularly true for MUSHes that have multiple factions that should have their own administrators. CobraMUSH's security system was heavily inspired by TOS TrekMUSE. It was originally designed by Jamie and implemented by Nveid.
Released versions, patches, and nightly development snapshots of CobraMUSH are available for download from:
The CobraMUSH developers are in the process of transitioning from darcs to git to keep track of their changes to the code and to facilitate moving bug fixes from the stable branches into the development branches. The CobraMUSH git repository is available online at http://git.theari.com/?p=cobramush.git
After you download your copy of CobraMUSH you may need some help in setting it up for the first time, as CobraMUSH follows a much more security-conscious philosophy when compared to other servers like PennMUSH. You may therefore find some of its configuration options to be somewhat foreign if you are used to other servers. Read the article on getting started with CobraMUSH before you start configuring your copy of CobraMUSH, and the setup process will go more smoothly.
CobraMUSH welcomes user-contributed patches, bug fixes, and bug reports. Please do not hesitate to contact the development team if you have any ideas or code to offer.
All users are welcome to contribute to the CobraMUSH wiki. Before you make any changes, however, please read the article containing general rules for contributing.