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jdart
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winboard/ICC issue

Post by jdart » Fri May 18, 2007 5:27 pm

Lately I've been observing a problem where my program stops accepting matches on ICC. Following is a bit of winboard debug log (Winboard version is 4.2.7a):

6638422 <first : (debug) got cmd (main): ping 6
6638422 <first : (debug) do_command: ping 6
6638422 <first : pong 6
6638422 <first : (debug) in do_pending, list size=0
6638422 <first : (debug) out of do_pending, list size=0
6638422 <first : (debug) got cmd (main): new
6638422 <first : (debug) do_command: new
6638422 <first : (debug) in save_game
6638422 <first : (debug) out of save_game
<ICS: Your ad is #100\015\012(ad sent to 844 players, of whom 205 are eligible)\015\012Your ad is #271\015\012(ad sent to 845 players, of whom 208 are eligible)\015\012aics%
<ICS: Challenge: George40 (2091) ArasanX (2527) rated Standard 15 5\015\012Estimated rating changes: Loss: -30 Draw: -14 Win: +2\015\012You may accept this with "accept George40", decline it with\015\012"decline George40", or propose different parameters.\015\012\007aics%
recognized 'Standard' (-1) as variant normal
>ICS: /tell George40 I'm not quite ready for a new game yet; try again soon.\012/decline George40\012
<ICS: (told George40)\015\012aics%
<ICS: You decline the challenge from George40.\015\012aics%
<ICS: \015\012Challenge: George40 (2091) ArasanX (2527) rated Standard 15 5\015\012Estimated rating changes: Loss: -30 Draw: -14 Win: +2\015\012Creating: George40 (2091) ArasanX (2527) rated Standard 15 5\015\012\007You accept the challenge of George40.\015\012"Seeking" ad #100 removed.\015\012"Seeking" ad #271 removed.\015\012{Game 396 (George40 vs. ArasanX) Creating rated standard match.} *\015\012\015\012<12> rnbqkbnr pppppppp -------- -------- -------- -------- PPPPPPPP RNBQKBNR W -1 1 1 1 1 0 396 George40 ArasanX -1 15 5 39 39 900 900 1 none (0:00) none 1\015\012aics%
recognized 'Standard' (-1) as variant normal
>ICS: /tell George40 I'm not quite ready for a new game yet; try again soon.\012/decline George40\012
Ratings from 'Creating:' George40 2091, ArasanX 2527
Parsing board: rnbqkbnr pppppppp -------- -------- -------- -------- PPPPPPPP RNBQKBNR W -1 1 1 1 1 0 396 George40 ArasanX -1 15 5 39 39 900 900 1 none (0:00) none 1

recognized 'ICS rated standard match' (-1) as variant normal
Remembered ratings: W 2091, B 2527
6647891 >first : level 0 15 5
6647891 >first : name George40
6647891 >first : rating 2527 2091
<ICS: (told George40, who is playing)\015\012aics%
<ICS: Your options are "decline draw", "decline adjourn"\015\012"decline abort", or "decline takeback".\015\012aics%
<ICS: \007\015\012<12> rnbqkbnr pppppppp -------- -------- ---P---- -------- PPP-PPPP RNBQKBNR B 3 1 1 1 1 0 396 George40 ArasanX 1 15 5 39 39 903 900 1 P/d2-d4 (0:02) d4 1\015\012
Parsing board: rnbqkbnr pppppppp -------- -------- ---P---- -------- PPP-PPPP RNBQKBNR B 3 1 1 1 1 0 396 George40 ArasanX 1 15 5 39 39 903 900 1 P/d2-d4 (0:02) d4 1

6649266 >first : time 90000
otim 90300
6649266 >first : usermove 6649266 >first : d4
<ICS: aics%
<ICS: aics%
<ICS: \015\012Your opponent aborted the game at its inception.\015\012{Game 396 (George40 vs. ArasanX) Game aborted by George40 at move 1} *\015\012aics%
GameEnds(34, Game aborted by George40 at move 1, 0)
6666687 >first : result * {Game aborted by George40 at move 1}
6666687 >first : force
6666687 >first : ping 8
>ICS: gameend\012
>ICS: \012
Reset(1, 1) from gameMode 11
recognized 'normal' (-1) as variant normal
GameEnds(0, (null), 2)
6666687 >first : new
random
6666687 >first : ics chessclub.com
6666687 >first : post
6666687 >first : hard
6666687 >first : ping 9
<ICS: Your ad is #471\015\012(ad sent to 823 players, of whom 210 are eligible)\015\012Your ad is #472\015\012(ad sent to 823 players, of whom 209 are eligible)\015\012aics%
<ICS: aics%
<ICS: \015\012Challenge: NowX (2437) ArasanX (2527) rated Standard 15 5\015\012Estimated rating changes: Loss: -20 Draw: -4 Win: +12\015\012NowX is in the computer list.\015\012You may accept this with "accept NowX", decline it with\015\012"decline NowX", or propose different parameters.\015\012\007aics%
recognized 'Standard' (-1) as variant normal
>ICS: /tell NowX I'm not quite ready for a new game yet; try again soon.\012/decline NowX\012
<ICS: (told NowX)\015\012aics%
<ICS: You decline the challenge from NowX.\015\012aics%
<ICS: \015\012Challenge: NowX (2437) ArasanX (2527) rated Standard 15 5\015\012Estimated rating changes: Loss: -20 Draw: -4 Win: +12\015\012NowX is in the computer list.\015\012You may accept this with "accept NowX", decline it with\015\012"decline NowX", or propose different parameters.\015\012\007aics%
recognized 'Standard' (-1) as variant normal
>ICS: /tell NowX I'm not quite ready for a new game yet; try again soon.\012/decline NowX\012


So, two puzzles:
- note that Arasan responded "pong 6" so the "ping count" which is one test Winboard uses for program readiness should succeed. But somehow Winboard thinks it is not ready. I'm still investigating this.
- note that after the first challenge was declined, the second one was accepted - without Arasan issuing an "accept" command. ICC just went ahead and created the game. Then, the ready test fails and Winboard issues a "decline" command (and a message to the opponent) but it is really too late for that because the opponent is already playing. This looks maybe like an ICC problem. Anybody else seen this?

--Jon

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Re: winboard/ICC issue

Post by Pradu » Fri May 18, 2007 5:36 pm

jdart wrote:Anybody else seen this?
--Jon
Yes I have this problem too. On FICS

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Re: winboard/ICC issue

Post by mjlef » Sat May 19, 2007 2:20 pm

I have also seen another strange thing on ICC. I will +noplay a player (so I can play another program and make sure the program does not automatically accept a game from them), but after a game, ICC will start another game with the last opponent. I have had to disconnect to just prevent an endless number of games against the same opponent.

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Re: winboard/ICC issue

Post by Will Singleton » Sun May 20, 2007 6:51 pm

mjlef wrote:I have also seen another strange thing on ICC. I will +noplay a player (so I can play another program and make sure the program does not automatically accept a game from them), but after a game, ICC will start another game with the last opponent. I have had to disconnect to just prevent an endless number of games against the same opponent.
It's possible that your opponent used the "rematch" command, which seems to ignore the noplay status. I use the zippy command "/zippyMaxGames 4" to limit games (see winboard docs).

As to Jon's issue, I notice that both Arasan and Now have the manualaccept var set to 0. So, unless you specifically append the "m" modifier to your seek, the game will start without an "accept" from your program. I think this applies only to responses to your seek command, and not to matches initiated by another. (I used to understand the whole deal, but it's too complicated without further study and testing.)

I've never had the problem Jon describes. I don't use the ping/pong stuff, so winboard never says I'm not ready for a match.

Will

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Re: winboard/ICC issue

Post by bob » Mon May 21, 2007 12:37 am

Will Singleton wrote:
mjlef wrote:I have also seen another strange thing on ICC. I will +noplay a player (so I can play another program and make sure the program does not automatically accept a game from them), but after a game, ICC will start another game with the last opponent. I have had to disconnect to just prevent an endless number of games against the same opponent.
It's possible that your opponent used the "rematch" command, which seems to ignore the noplay status. I use the zippy command "/zippyMaxGames 4" to limit games (see winboard docs).

As to Jon's issue, I notice that both Arasan and Now have the manualaccept var set to 0. So, unless you specifically append the "m" modifier to your seek, the game will start without an "accept" from your program. I think this applies only to responses to your seek command, and not to matches initiated by another. (I used to understand the whole deal, but it's too complicated without further study and testing.)

I've never had the problem Jon describes. I don't use the ping/pong stuff, so winboard never says I'm not ready for a match.

Will
It is also possible it is a "done=0" / "done=1" type issue. Once the program sends a "done 0" nothing will be accepted until a "done=1" is sent indicating initialization is complete...

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