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Stars autohost client Thu, 23 March 2017 11:46 Go to next message
platon79 is currently offline platon79

 
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Hi. I've been using the stars autohost client with great success the last years. But a couple of days ago it stopped working.
Just displays null, and "Player 5 could not be found"
Just wondering if it's just on my side, or if something have changed on the server side?

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Re: Stars autohost client Thu, 23 March 2017 20:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
LittleEddie is currently offline LittleEddie

 
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Yes, it's looks like they changed something a few days ago, the file looks like it changed from

http://starsautohost.org/starout/gtplanet/gtplanet.status

to

https://starsautohost.org/starout/gtplanet/gtplanet.status

I'm sending off a email to Ron shortly.

This is the file that Autohost Client retrieves
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN">
<html><head>
<title>301 Moved Permanently</title>
</head><body>
<h1>Moved Permanently</h1>
<p>The document has moved <a href="https://starsautohost.org/starout/gtplanet/gtplanet.status">here</a>.</p>
<hr>
<address>Apache/2.4.10 (Debian) Server at starsautohost.org Port 80</address>
</body></html>

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Re: Stars autohost client Fri, 24 March 2017 00:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ron is currently offline Ron

 
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Correct. I setup SSL on SAH for the first time. The client needs to be updated to poll a https link instead of http.


Ron Miller
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Re: Stars autohost client Fri, 24 March 2017 11:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
raptor is currently offline raptor

 
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I just did this same thing (with Let's Encrypt) on a website. The solution was to allow both HTTPS and HTTP during the CertBot setup, and just put the forums under HTTPS with a .htaccess rule in the forums sub-folder:

# start
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI}
</IfModule>
# end

This allows all other services to still work with HTTP while providing the needed security for the forums.

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Re: Stars autohost client Fri, 24 March 2017 13:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ron is currently offline Ron

 
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Fixed. I removed the force redirect from http to https. The AH Client should work now.

I set the base URL for the forum to https, so all forum pages will be https.



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Re: Stars autohost client Fri, 10 August 2018 10:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
platon79 is currently offline platon79

 
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Is there something wrong with the autohost client again?
I get http 503 error (Service Unavailable), so has something changed on the server side?

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Re: Stars autohost client Sat, 18 August 2018 07:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
platon79 is currently offline platon79

 
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platon79 wrote on Fri, 10 August 2018 10:39
Is there something wrong with the autohost client again?
I get http 503 error (Service Unavailable), so has something changed on the server side?

Seems to work again btw.

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Re: Stars autohost client Wed, 22 August 2018 11:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ron is currently offline Ron

 
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I've not done anything that would affect it since my other post above.


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Re: Stars autohost client Tue, 20 November 2018 08:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
talkingbologna is currently offline talkingbologna

 
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Hey guys.

Do I need to do anything special to get the client to work apart from the tiny bit it asks me for during setup? My internet connections say I'm not using a proxy, so it should need nothing in that area. Upon startup, the client tells me either,

"Error contacting Autohost," or,
"There was a problem checking the stati,"

depending on different things I try to get it working.

I made sure to use the "/" separator for the directories, as described on the info page.
I've tried the full game name, Plain Vanilla 2018.
I use the Stars!Box download.
The client is in c_drive with the Stars! game file.
The game files directory is the PV2018 folder in d_drive.
My game and upload passwords are typed correctly.

It also can't find my player number, and has "null" for Autohost time.

I've tried playing with where I say the game files are, as well as the game name.

Was any of that improper?

Edit: Have now also tried to set game as "Local" instead of "Autohost." It recognizes that the game is on manual generation, finds player 7, but won't launch, poll, or analize, can't read the .x file, and thinks I'm not turned in yet when I am.

Edit2: And now it's working just fine. How strange.


[Updated on: Tue, 20 November 2018 18:50]

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Re: Stars autohost client Sat, 24 November 2018 12:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Altruist is currently offline Altruist

 
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talkingbologna wrote on Tue, 20 November 2018 14:29
Edit2: And now it's working just fine. How strange.


Was it, by chance, not working while autohost was "on hold"?

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Re: Stars autohost client Mon, 10 December 2018 07:24 Go to previous message
talkingbologna is currently offline talkingbologna

 
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Hi Altruist.

I don't know, when does it do that? It was during normal turn schedule, if I remember correctly.

It still won't download or upload, but now it shows submittal status and reads .f files. Turns out I had to put the name of the game in all lower case, abbreviated, and tell the client that the files for the game are stored with the executable, itself. They aren't, but oh well. Tried guy's email to give him the error report, was returned to sender.

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