I'm calling on the encyclopaedic knowledge of this forum
I remember watching a youtube video that someone had posted on this forum, I cant remember who as it was years ago. Many many years ago.
I have googled and searched on youtube, to no avail.
The video was relating to the complexities of simulators, and how a real time racing simulator is more awkward than any non realtime simulation.
There was also talk (IIRC) that because cars have 4 wheels (unless ive been driving it!) it becomes much more difficult than if there were only 3 wheels.
The video was an interview with a chap who (IIRC) was a maths or physics professor working for microsoft and it was quite along video lasting about 45 minutes.
I have had many heated debates with people and have mentioned things I saw in this video and been told i was talking "hogwash" as i've never been able to produce a link to it.
If anyone knows the video I'm referring to, please can you provide a link. It was fascinating and like to be able to watch it again and show some of the naysayers who think that we can get perfect simulations "as PC's are so powerful these days". I'd like to be able to point them at the video and let them listen to the words of someone who knows whats really involved in simulating a car and tyres.
For the love of god... even at christmas its just bitching and griping about "LFS being dead" and the DEVs aren't interested anymore.
Give it a rest, as has been stated numerous times, S3 will be released when it is ready and not before.
Scawen is in no way obliged to post anything just because it is christmas, he doesnt have to update anyone and tell anyone what he has been doing.
Be patient, and if you cant be patient find another forum to bitch and gripe on, it's getting boring to read all the negative posts constantly.
from what i can tell looks like ns1 and ns2 are both unreachable, coupled with the reports of gameservers down I think it maybe the router. I guess ns1 and ns2 are using the same router, you mentioned on a previous post in this thread that there were 2 routes out of the network.
It would be better if ns1 used one router and ns2 the other so there is a backup plan if one of the routers goes down.
Better still assuming they are cisco routers use HSRP (or if they are not cisco but they support VRRP), make each router a standyby for the other to offer some resilience in the event of router failure.
I'm not going to "teach grandma to suck eggs", but just because those two addresses are virtually next to each other doesnt mean that they are co-located, connected to the same subnet or are even "real" hosts.
they could be virtual IP's which are then farmed out / redirected to any number of internal servers. Not knowing the LFS infrastructure I cant comment. But 10+ years in data networking has taught me never to assume and never to be stuborn; someone may know some information you dont have access to.
I've exhausted my suggestions, so good luck with getting to the bottom of it!
yes I managed to get on the forum earlier although there was a massive delay before the page appeared: hence I ended up here following your post. I havent been able to get onto the forum since.
It is quite normal for hops not to respond to the ICMP requests (as nl2dav said to prevent hack, DoS attacks, exploits etc)
The traceroute software I am using isnt the standard basic OS provided version, it is a professional commercial version which uses "other" methods over and above the basic ICMP methods.
the fact that my trace seems to stop in london suggests that there could be a peering issue, (maybe a BGP issue) between higher tiered providers. The servers are hosted in france?
I'm not tracing into any french nodes.
I still think it is more likely to be an internet/network issue (see enough of them at work everyday!)
0 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx xxxxxxxx 0 ms 0 ms 0 %
1 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 1 ms 1 ms 0 %
2 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 2 ms 2 ms 0 %
3 220.127.116.11 lns17.inx.dsl.enta.net 14 ms 14 ms 0 %
4 18.104.22.168 gi1-7.inx.dist.dsl.enta.net 12 ms 12 ms 0 %
5 22.214.171.124 te2-2.interxion.dsl.enta.net 13 ms 13 ms 0 %
6 126.96.36.199 te2-3.interxion.core.enta.net 13 ms 13 ms 0 %
7 188.8.131.52 te4-2.telehouse-east.core.enta.net 13 ms 13 ms 0 %
8 184.108.40.206 sw1.tc.lon.ovh.net no response 100 %
Could not trace past sw1.tc.lon.ovh.net (220.127.116.11).
I'm in the UK along with the LFS servers and i can trace to the master servers with no issues but not to the cg forum which leads me to believe that the issues are at your end.
Are the CG servers, (LFS, airio and web) on the same subnet in the same datacenter, i.e. do they connect to the internet via the same router or are they on different routers/networks?