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$ telnet nethack.alt.org
A few other servers also run dgamelaunch and are mostly used by those who find NAO too far away. You can watch games if anyone is playing:
- Nostalgia Public NetHack Server, Sweden:
$ telnet nostalgia.suroot.com
- Slackwell.com NetHack server, Indiana, USA:
$ telnet telnet slackwell.com
- Nethack.xd.cm public NetHack and other games server
$ ssh email@example.com
For a full list of public servers, see Websites — Public Servers.
The nethack.alt.org weekly scorefest is a competition where players strive to acquire as high a score as possible with new characters within the given time limit. It has been inactive since the beginning of November 2006.