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bug #14529: Separate LAN servers and metaserver's servers connection

Submitted by:  pepeto <pepeto>
Submitted on:  Thu 15 Oct 2009 12:09:38 PM UTC  
Category: clientSeverity: 2 - Minor
Priority: 3 - LowStatus: Fixed
Assigned to: Marko Lindqvist <cazfi>Open/Closed: Closed
Release: Operating System: None
Planned Release: 2.5.0Contains string changes: None

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Sun 26 Jan 2014 11:34:28 PM UTC, comment #2:

Hmm... starting from 2.5 also client side metaserver access runs in separate thread. I think it should have solved the hanging problem (at least I have not experienced it since that code went in, despite experiencing regular kids+network cable related connectivity problems)

Marko Lindqvist <cazfi>
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Sat 31 Mar 2012 06:01:31 PM UTC, comment #1:

Is this the appropriate ticket for the case where any attempt to "Connect to network game" when the metaserver is down in some way causes the client to hang, even if the user doesn't switch to the metaserver page and isn't trying to connect over the Internet? (For the Gtk client at least.)

I think this was particularly bad in the recent outage, because the specific failure was that meta.freeciv.org resolved to an IP address that was not responding (due to the only remaining nameserver having old records), so the "hang" was presumably a single-threaded attempt to connect to that IP timing out. More common failures would be failure to resolve meta.freeciv.org (should be quick failure) and network unreachable (again, should be quick).

Jacob Nevins <jtn>
Project Administrator
Thu 15 Oct 2009 12:09:38 PM UTC, original submission:

Following bug #14522:comment #4. In the gtk2 client, there should be separate cases for metaserver and LAN connections.

pepeto <pepeto>
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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Wed 13 Aug 2014 01:28:56 AM UTCcazfiStatusNone=>Fixed
      Assigned toNone=>cazfi
    Sun 26 Jan 2014 11:34:28 PM UTCcazfiCategoryclient-gtk-2.0=>client
    Tue 01 Nov 2011 09:45:25 PM UTCcazfiPlanned Release=>2.5.0
    Sat 23 Jan 2010 07:38:52 PM UTCpepetoPlanned Release2.2.0=>
    Sun 20 Dec 2009 09:46:03 AM UTCdmarksPlanned Release=>2.2.0
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