I never had any problems when the bot was on my server.
It never stopped as far as i know.
Maybe that is because i had a firewall installed.
Or is it knocked out thrue a glitch in the code?
If you check the date of the first post on this thread - it is Oct 19th 2005, this post looking for a new home for TourneyBot
was made in November last year - and the actual move took some time. This means it did happen whilst webrunner hosted it - or am I missing something?
The point I am making is that exactly the same pattern is occurring independant of where the bot is geographically, the firewall protection it has, what type of machine it is held on etc (all a bit over my head). These pieces of information should be considered in root causing the problem I think.
The other good indication that this is a deliberate act - if you think about it, is the time the bots hang. They can be fine for days - right up until you need them - then the problems start, often once a tournament has begun - causing much confusion and giving those ever grumbly fibsters loads more to grumble about.
I hope the issue can be resolved - but I cant help thinking we are dealing with an ongoing issue - you fix this - the person will find another hole - for what reason, well who knows? This is why I suggested TDs have an idependant copy of the bot they can run as and when needed - but after talking to juggler - this doesnt seem particularly feasible - since it comes with a whole load of 'baggage' that I dont particularly understand.
The other solution is that they are hosted by someone who can be there, if not 24 hours a day, then at the times of tourneys to do the restarts - this seems the least sensible solution.