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Re: Bug: Getting dice from random.org for the second time

From: Øystein Schønning-Johansen
Subject: Re: Bug: Getting dice from random.org for the second time
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 10:54:19 +0200

I've not tested, but could this be a problem at random.org? Maybe we should start using their new JSON-RPC based API?

On Wed, Aug 12, 2020 at 10:40 AM Peter Lederer <plederer@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello Philippe,

it happens consistently. Every time.

My internet connection is flawless.

If I restart GNUBG it fetches the next (first for the next match) 500
numbers without any problem.

I have no idea what to change.



2020-08-11 22:21 GMT+02:00, Philippe Michel <philippe.michel7@free.fr>:
> On Sat, Aug 08, 2020 at 02:40:24PM +0200, Peter Lederer wrote:
>> I use GNU Backgammon 1.06.001 Feb 28 2018 on Linux Mint 19.3 as it
>> comes from the distribution repository.
>> As dice generator I use random.org. The fetching of the first 500 dice
>> works fine. When required to receive the second portion of dice it
>> says "Your dice generator isn't working. Failing back on
>> RNG_MERSENNE". At the same time the dice settings jump back to
>> "Mersenne Twister" and stay there.
> The most likely cause is that gnubg couldn't contact random.org when it
> tried to pull the second batch of dice.
> Does it happen consistently ? If not, does your machine have internet
> access when it does ?
> FWIW, I couldn't reproduce the problem with the current gnubg version
> (and not on linux Mint ; the random.org related code hasn't changed
> since 1.06.001, but the system library used to establish connections is
> almost certainly at a different version).

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