[aprssig] firenet

Wes Johnston aprs at kd4rdb.com
Sat Apr 9 14:09:39 EDT 2005

It happens under Cygwin and linux.... dunno... haven't seen the problem
since I switched to filtered feed.  Perhaps the overload is at firenet's

James and Jan Wiles wrote:

> On Sat, 9 Apr 2005, Curt Mills pecked the following on his keyboard:
> >On Sat, 9 Apr 2005, Wes Johnston wrote:
> >>/ I'm connected to firenet.us on port 10152 and keep getting
> disconnects. /
> >>/ My client is xastir, and I'm set to auto-reconnect on failure, but
> it /
> >>/ seems that every time I check, it's disconnected. Xastir eventually /
> >>/ reconnects like it should, but why does the link keep dropping? /
> >.
> >Most likely you're overloading your internet link. Try connecting to
> port 14580 instead and set your filters to only snag what you want to
> see. Chances are your link will stay up. I have the same problem on my
> >slow dialup. I can't connect to a full firenet feed, and I think a
> full APRS-IS feed is iffy these days too. Firenet carries a lot more
> traffic than APRS-IS.
> >-- Curt, WE7U. archer at eskimo dot com
> >http://www.eskimo.com/~archer <http://www.eskimo.com/%7Earcher>
> >Lotto: A tax on people who are bad at math. - unknown
> >Windows: Microsoft's tax on computer illiterates. - WE7U.
> >The world DOES revolve around me: I picked the coordinate system!"
> I'm running Xastir 1.4.2 on two different PCs under Cygwin on WinXP
> and have the same disconnect problem, even on filtered connections to
> firenet.us or clspco.firenet.us.  One PC runs at home on a 1.5Mb (soon
> to be 3Mb) DSL connection and one at work on a 100Mb LAN fed by
> something huge.  At home, I have one interface setup to the firenet.us
> weather feed port (2323), and one to the clspco filter port with a
> filter of 't/oinwt m/500'.  Both will randomly disconnect many times
> an hour.  The office PC is setup similar.
> I don't know if Wes is running under Cygwin or not, but I imagine that
> Cygwin is part of the cause in my case.
> james KK5WM
> White County, AR ARES/RACES EC
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