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[Bug-gnubg] Fwd: [Fwd: [Bug gnubg] random.org]

From: Øystein Johansen
Subject: [Bug-gnubg] Fwd: [Fwd: [Bug gnubg] random.org]
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2009 13:02:25 +0100


This bug report was forwarded to the ML owner account, so I'm forwarding this to the mailing list. 


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Maurice Kemmann <address@hidden>
Date: Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 9:26 AM
Subject: [Fwd: [Bug gnubg] random.org]
To: address@hidden

Hi ML owner,

there is a bug within the random.org implementation but i do not want to
be a member of the ml. Would you be so kind to forward the following
message for me?

Kind regads,


-------- Weitergeleitete Nachricht --------
> Von: Maurice Kemmann <address@hidden>
> Reply-to: address@hidden
> An: address@hidden
> Betreff: [Bug gnubg] random.org
> Datum: Tue, 29 Dec 2009 09:21:39 +0100
> Hello folks,
> as you might know or not GnuBG has problems with random.org these days
> because the API changed a bit. I, and some other players, only get dices
> between 1 and 3 and that's not quite comfotable. ;-)
> Here an email from Mads Haahr:
> --- schnipp ---
> Thanks for your email.  I think the problem might be that I disabled
> the
> "randnum" script after it started causing unexpected problems after a
> recent system upgrade.  The script has been deprecated for 2.5 years,
> and
> the new API is much better in many regards, so I'm not too keen to
> maintain it further.
> I am aware of the GnuBG problem and have installed a HTTP redirect to
> the
> new interface, but since you're still having problems, GnuBG probably
> chokes on the redirect.  So if you would ask the developers of GnuBG if
> they're happy to upgrade their code to use the new (and better) API,
> then
> that would be very helpful.  You will find the API details here:
>    http://www.random.org/clients/http/
> It should be a very quick fix for them.  Basically, they just need to
> change the URL and add two more parameters, and preferably also set the
> user-agent string as described in the guidelines:
>    http://www.random.org/clients/
> Let me know if there's anything else I can do to help.  Normally, I
> would
> have issued a six-month notice before I'd take the API offline, but it
> was
> causing other services to fail on the new setup.
> --- schnapp ---
> Kind regads,
> Maurice

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