Ah, duplication of effort. :) I guess I should've tried to get mine on CPAN when I wrote it, so it might've saved you some work. Though maybe not, since my module seems quite a bit more basic than yours, as it doesn't support any of the extensions and leaves a lot more up to the user to implement.
I'm curious, though, why you insist that your module is alpha. What necessesary features does it still lack?
And, yes, I went with the new/start model to stay close to Net::Server's style as, I assume, did you.
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