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From: Robert McGregor
Subject: IRTC Server Problem
Date: 11 Jan 2011 18:00:00
Message: <web.4d2ce02e6d5e347a94d713cc0@news.povray.org>
Just wondering what's going on with the IRTC website - it seems to go down a lot
with the message:

"Service Temporarily Unavailable
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance
downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later."

It's been like this for many days now, and I also get this message randomly from
time to time. The site/server seems pretty unstable... does anyone know why?

-Rob

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www.McGregorFineArt.com


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From: azynkron
Subject: Re: IRTC Server Problem
Date: 12 Jan 2011 08:25:00
Message: <web.4d2daa7b2266bc34bd0a2a170@news.povray.org>
"Robert McGregor" <rob### [at] mcgregorfineartcom> wrote:
> Just wondering what's going on with the IRTC website - it seems to go down a lot
> with the message:
>
> "Service Temporarily Unavailable
> The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance
> downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later."
>
> It's been like this for many days now, and I also get this message randomly from
> time to time. The site/server seems pretty unstable... does anyone know why?
>
> -Rob
>
> -------------------------------------------------
> www.McGregorFineArt.com

I was thinking the same.
I mean, if it's gone, it's gone and we might as well get notice about it, right?

/Stefan


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From: Robert McGregor
Subject: Re: IRTC Server Problem
Date: 12 Jan 2011 17:35:00
Message: <web.4d2e2b9d2266bc3494d713cc0@news.povray.org>
Well, I see that there's a new message on the IRTC site today:

"Unfortunately due to some software issues, the IRTC is unavailable.
It is not likely that this will be fixed anytime soon. We will, however,
endeavour to provide a means to access the content. In the meantime, the
old (pre-2007) IRTC content is available"

That doesn't sound good at all...  The voting was completed for the NOV/DEC 2010
round (topic: Violence), but what were the results?

I put in many long nights on my entry "Arena"
[http://www.McGregorFineArt.com/competitions.asp#Arena], so just wondering...
David? Anyone?

Thanks,
Rob

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From: TawnyOwl
Subject: Re: IRTC Server Problem
Date: 20 Jan 2011 16:40:00
Message: <web.4d38ab4e2266bc34d3ff0f9e0@news.povray.org>
"Robert McGregor" <rob### [at] mcgregorfineartcom> wrote:
> Well, I see that there's a new message on the IRTC site today:
>
> "Unfortunately due to some software issues, the IRTC is unavailable.
> It is not likely that this will be fixed anytime soon. We will, however,
> endeavour to provide a means to access the content. In the meantime, the
> old (pre-2007) IRTC content is available"
>
> That doesn't sound good at all...  The voting was completed for the NOV/DEC 2010
> round (topic: Violence), but what were the results?
>
> I put in many long nights on my entry "Arena"
> [http://www.McGregorFineArt.com/competitions.asp#Arena], so just wondering...
> David? Anyone?
>
> Thanks,
> Rob
>
> -------------------------------------------------
> www.McGregorFineArt.com

The above mentioned message is not visible from all systems. I have tried with
three different systems to reach the IRTC-website and only my newest (1 week
working) had displayed this message. On the older systems I got only the
information that the IRTC is broken, down, DNs unavailable or something like
that. So I assume a ip4-ip6-conflict which can produce such results, as read
recently. Sorry for your effort on "Arena", but I hope they will prolong this
session. It's a great picture depicting the cruel aspects of the roman culture.
I hope I can depict some other aspects of this culture within some months. as a
beginner with POV it will take some time for my rural villa rustica I plan.

So long,
Old Owl


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From: Chris Cason
Subject: Re: IRTC Server Problem
Date: 21 Jan 2011 07:09:00
Message: <4d39775c@news.povray.org>
On 13/01/2011 09:30, Robert McGregor wrote:
> Well, I see that there's a new message on the IRTC site today:
> 
> "Unfortunately due to some software issues, the IRTC is unavailable.
> It is not likely that this will be fixed anytime soon. We will, however,
> endeavour to provide a means to access the content. In the meantime, the
> old (pre-2007) IRTC content is available"
> 
> That doesn't sound good at all...  The voting was completed for the NOV/DEC 2010
> round (topic: Violence), but what were the results?
> 
> I put in many long nights on my entry "Arena"
> [http://www.McGregorFineArt.com/competitions.asp#Arena], so just wondering...
> David? Anyone?

We'll get the results sorted if possible (I think it will be), and will
also try to get the full content of the new competition rounds up as static
pages. I'm swamped with work though, and currently the POV-Ray release
cycle has to take priority. Feel free to email me with a prod if it's not
sorted out within a few weeks.

-- Chris


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From: TawnyOwl
Subject: Re: IRTC Server Problem
Date: 23 Feb 2011 15:10:01
Message: <web.4d6569002266bc349d12a2860@news.povray.org>
At the moment the given link - if viewable at all - shows only the winners of
the contests (inclusive the technical, artistic and concept merits). If you are
interested in all of the contributions before the hiatus, you can find them all
at a ftp-mirror at the university of Erlangen, Germany. Not so convenient of
course, but they are all there:
ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/graphics/irtc

Regards,
Old Owl


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