[aprssig] APRS IS Issue ?

Stan N0YXV n0yxv at gihams.org
Sun Mar 2 02:20:36 EST 2008

There are several servers available for both APRS and CWOP on the Teir2 
network. The http://aprs2.net/ page lists whats available and where.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Keith VE7GDH" <ve7gdh at rac.ca>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2008 9:46 PM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS IS Issue ?

> 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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