[REBOL] Re: can't connect to AltME ....
From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 11-Jan-2004 20:05
>>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.
Well, I was surprised of one thing - I looked at AltME rebol-view
config, and it actually contains IP adress, not a name! I checked agains
DNS setting using nslookup and IP was the same. So I wonder what is
going on? Simply their servers are down or they have problems with DNS
entries and it would not be for the first time IIRC, but maybe I
remember it incorrectly and it was RT who had problems with DNS some not
so long time ago?