[jhb_airlines] Re: FPI update

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2006 20:19:00 +0100

The only worrying comment from Ralph was when Paul asked if the sentence in
the forum post about future plans could be elaborated on - to which he said
"Don't hold your breath".
Alan and Andy are now added to this list and should receive this post. I'm
more than happy to host discussion about future online ideas for now - at
least it ensures we all stay in touch. Should anything evolve from our group
then, obviously, it would develop it's own web site and forum with
interested JHB members subscribing to that.
Peter was in the final stages of creating a Dutch set of pages for FPI so he
was rather upset at the news. For now I've suggested he hang on to them as
they may still be useful.
In the short term we may have access to FPI possibly until Wednesday on the server. After that we enter a period of uncertainty with no
firm ATC service except for those that may wish to explore VATSIM/IVAO - or
revert to basic MP sessions on Rory's server. We can't really talk about
firm plans for the future until FPI confirm what their intentions are.
I used to run my own JHB sessions using an FSD server with Pro Controller
and pilots on SB2. This no longer works but may something will arrive that
may tap into SB3 and ASRC/AVC. Of the latter I prefer AVC but it's a heavily
US based display. The FPI radar was more like what I am used to in real
-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alex - Reheat.org
Sent: 27 August 2006 07:44
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: FPI update

Hi Bones, 

Alan Sutherland would like to be added to this list if possible, his email
address is "Asutherland340@xxxxxxx" <mailto:Asutherland340@xxxxxxx>  Also if
you could add Andy Berry at "a.berry20@xxxxxxxxxxxx"
<mailto:a.berry20@xxxxxxxxxxxx>  that would be brilliant. 

Thank you also for Peter's address. The problem I have with servers is a
similar one to what happened when FPI put the US one in - the weakest link
in the chain will always bring a network down. In this example the US server
was running at 15mb/s on a dedicated line (not at all bad really) and it
just wasn't fast enough to cope with 7+ connections. 

All FPI's server have always been 100MB/S dedicated lines (and still we get
lag) there is very little chance of running a decent, 10 connection plus, MP
session with voice /data and ATC on a home internet line, even before we
bring routers and ISP's into the equation. 

For the moment I think I am content to sit for a few weeks and wait and see
what ideas "FPI" has for the future before hurdles start to be tackled.


Bones wrote: 

As Paul and I finished the FPI session tonight Ralph dropped onto the


The USA servers will cease tonight as will the server.

The server may stay running a bit longer - Ralph suggested

that he may leave it running until Tuesday, or "maybe Wednesday". After that

we have nothing.





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