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Subject: Re: time note

Author: Robert Hyatt

Date: 08:38:15 10/29/02

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On October 28, 2002 at 13:04:34, Bob Durrett wrote:

>On October 28, 2002 at 12:58:32, Robert Hyatt wrote:
>
>>On October 28, 2002 at 11:45:38, Gian-Carlo Pascutto wrote:
>>
>>>On October 28, 2002 at 11:41:04, Robert Hyatt wrote:
>>>
>>>>I think Uri meant the classic automatic tournament Ken Thompson and I tried to
>>>>get the ICCA to use for many years.  Programmers are present, but the games are
>>>>automatic once they are started.  IE you can watch, but you can't touch a key >on the keyboard.
>>>
>>>Ok, I see the point.
>>>
>>>My first thought is: many things that can go wrong setting up/with
>>>the autoplayers.
>>>
>>>--
>>>GCP
>>
>>
>>That is why I have suggested to the ICCA that they simply install FICS on a
>>linux box, bring it to the tournament hall and connect every machine to that
>>via a local switch.  ICC is known to work just fine, with the only issue being
>>what time control to use.  But that is a minor issue and it certainly supports
>>sudden-death to limit round durations, and it is certainly solid in terms of
>>not having problems with timing, losing moves and so forth.  And with a
>>centralized clock (on the server) there is no need for _any_ operator input
>>once the game starts, which is a great advantage IMHO...
>
>If you do that, the FICS server may go down right in the middle of your
>match/tournament.
>
>Maybe better would be to get a dedicated "FICS-like" server.
>
>Bob D.


I believe that is _exactly_ what I said.  "Install the FICS server code on a
local
machine..."



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