[aprssig] Rotate.aprs.net technical question (Was: APRS IS Issue ?)

Gerry Creager gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Sun Mar 2 18:56:37 EST 2008

Your mileage may vary.  Linux should cause another DNS attempt which, 
assuming your DNS source doesn't have a long cache timeout in opposition 
to the short expire on rotate, should yield another IP address to try. 
Some early versions of XP, I'm told, didn't behave so well.  Vista (am I 
realyl saying this?!?) should behave OK.  Macs should behave OK.  Win95 
and ME should not be allowed on a network.


Rick Green wrote:
>> Andrew Rich wrote:
>>> linux:/srv/www/cgi-bin # telnet rotate.aprs.net 14580
>>> Trying
>>> Connected to rotate.aprs.net.
>>> Escape character is '^]'.
>>> # javAPRSSrvr 3.14b01 Port full.
>>> Connection closed by foreign host.
>>> linux:/srv/www/cgi-bin #
>   In the case of an error like this, does the client automatically go 
> back and do another DNS query, (hopefully) get a different IP address, 
> and retry the conection?  If so, how often, for how long?
>   If not, what operator intervention is needed to force a retry?  
> Restart the interface? Close and reopen the application? Force a flush 
> of the workstation's DNS cache?  Force a flush of your router's DNS 
> cache?  All of the above???

Gerry Creager -- gerry.creager at tamu.edu
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