[aprssig] APRS IS Issue ?

Keith VE7GDH ve7gdh at rac.ca
Sat Mar 1 22:46:08 EST 2008

Stan N0YXV wrote...

> Looks to me like rotate.aprs.net is simply full. I just checked
> about 20 minutes ago and both first.aprs.net and second.aprs.net
> had only about 66 open connections left before they fill up. Since
> third.aprs.net and fourth.aprs.net are no longer running you might
> get a few more "port full" messages.

I looked earlier at and it had 250 out
of a maximum of 250 inbound conections used... in other words it
couldn't accept ANY more connections. Going by the DNS and the
IP address, and FIRST appear to be
one and the same server, and that since this morning, the maximum
has been increased to 300. Right now...

FIRST http://first.aprs.net:14501/
273 out of a maximum of 300 inbound connections.

CORE-2 http://second.aprs.net:14501/
369 out of a maximum of 450 inbound connections.

http://core.aprs.net/ is unreachable. It appears there is no DNS for it.

Rather than just keep increasing the maximum number of inbound 
connections, it might be a good idea if the two remaining core servers 
were to only accept connections from tier 2 servers, and that the end 
users should connect to the tier 2 servers and spread the load out 
instead of trying to connect to the core servers. That will take a 
significant load off the core servers and let them get on with the task 
of sharing the data to and from the tier 2 servers instead of getting 
bogged down trying to serve the needs of the individual end users.

73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
"I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"

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