[REBOL] Re: can't connect to AltME ....
From: SunandaDH:aol at: 11-Jan-2004 13:12
> last two days I am not able to connect to AltME properly. It worked
> yesterday in the evening, but is not working whole day today once again.
> Anyone else got problems connecting to AltME?
You are not alone. This is a me-too post! Exactly the same problem.
Also, it seems that altme.com and safeworlds.com websites are down.
I assume Altme has to do a request to altme.com to get the IP address of the
world. Thereafter (unless the IP address is dynamic), a session should work
without further reference to altme.com.
This (assuming my analysis is right) introduces a single point of failure,
with a couple of (immediately off the top of my head) approaches to alleviating
-- Altme could have mirror servers, and look the world-name up on those
-- If altme.com (and mirrors) aren't available, the start up could try the
last-used IP address.
Altme is so useful, that it is really annoying when it doesn't work. I
shouldn't really complain though: it's free (at least the way I use it) so I'm
certainly getting value for money,