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Routing problems for some users in Sweden and Finland

We've become aware that since late November some visitors in the Scandinavian region have been unable to access povray.org and its related sites via their broadband connection, but find that when using a mobile connection the site works fine.

This issue affects visitors whose ISP's rely on TeliaSonera for transit or routing information (while there may be other backbone providers affected, we have not received examples other than Telia). Basically Telia are not receiving (or not accepting, we are not sure which) routing information for the network that povray.org is hosted on (, advertised on AS6062).

At this point the matter is out of our hands as it involves backbone providers and how they exchange BGP routing information. The issue has been brought to the attention of providers in both the USA (where our network is hosted) and Sweden, and we can only wait to see if or when they will resolve it.

Please also note that affected visitors will probably not be able to successfully email us regarding the issue if they use their ISP-provided email accounts as these will generally use the same routing tables as used for general web browsing. Using GMail or other non-ISP-specific services ought to work.

We will update this post as more information becomes available.

[January 17, 2016] [Permalink]
POV-Ray 3.7 released
POV-Ray version 3.7 has now been officially released. Please see our download page for more information.

[November 08, 2013] [Permalink]
Lathe and Prism Utility Available

Epspline (as in Edit-Povray-SPLINE) is a utility for POV-Ray users: a simple 2D graphical editor of lathe and prism objects. Visit the website for download links, and a few samples.

[July 27, 2013] [Permalink]
Viewshed Analysis with POV-Ray
A viewshed is an area that is visible from a specific location. Viewshed analyses are a common function of most GIS software. See this blog post for more information.

[July 24, 2013] [Permalink]
POV-Ray Helps Visualize Bee Keeper Data

POV-Ray used to visualize bee keeper data ... [read more]

[April 18, 2013] [Permalink]
POV-Ray, Export & View, for Mathematica

For use with Mathematica ... [read more]

[April 06, 2013] [Permalink]
Koppi's Bullet Physics Playground

Filling containers with objects has just gotten a whole lot easier! ... [read more]

[December 06, 2012] [Permalink]
Parallella supercomputer kickstarter nearing end

The Parallela platform seems to have potential ... [read more]

[October 25, 2012] [Permalink]
Spectral Rendering with POV-Ray

Users can now do Spectral Rendering ... [read more]

[September 27, 2012] [Permalink]
ANIMUSIC 3 kickstarter campaign in its last week

Many POV-Ray users will nevertheless be familiar with the ANIMUSIC series ... [read more]

[August 29, 2012] [Permalink]
Update of Insert Menus Add-on

The popular insert menus add-on ... [read more]

[August 17, 2012] [Permalink]
Caedium Version 4 Available

Caedium version 4 ... [read more]

[August 17, 2012] [Permalink]
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[June 03, 2010] [Permalink]
Jupiter Loses a Stripe
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[June 03, 2010] [Permalink]
OGRE 1.7.1
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[June 03, 2010] [Permalink]
E-on Software Ships Vue 8.5
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[June 03, 2010] [Permalink]
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory ... [read more]

[June 03, 2010] [Permalink]
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Digimi the ultimate platform for generating personalized avatars. ... [read more]

[June 03, 2010] [Permalink]
OpenTK Library 1.0 RC1

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[June 03, 2010] [Permalink]
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[June 03, 2010] [Permalink]
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[June 03, 2010] [Permalink]
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