[aprssig] Firenet.US Server Back Up!

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Tue Oct 9 15:56:59 EDT 2012

On 10/9/2012 3:47 PM, Stephen H. Smith wrote:
> On 10/9/2012 3:15 PM, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:
>> When/if that happens again, check http://firenet.us:14501/ and 
>> particularly the outbound connections section.  Every now and then 
>> I've seen firenet.us connect to an upstream CWOP server instead of 
>> one of the core APRS-IS servers.  I suspect that gets a lot more 
>> weather stations than you're used to seeing.
> It's happening again!
> My all-US display just lit up with HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS of blue 
> circle  WX icons.   All of them are showing "METAR-2 " as the source 
> call and are objects, not stations.   See the mess at
> <http://wa8lmf.dyndns.org:14439>

And http://firenet.us:14501/ says:

> javAPRSSrvr  4.0.0b31
> Copyright © 2012 - Peter Loveall AE5PL

WA8LMF-13's filter shows:

> filter b/WA8LMF-63/WA8LMF/WA8LMF-2 t/w t/n s/:// o/ISS* -q -e/WXSVR-AU

IIRC the old version's filter would only honor the LAST t/ filter in a 
string probably causing you to get only the t/n stuff.  I suspect the 
new one is doing just what your filter is asking it to do (for the first 
time) and that is to give you all weather (t/w) and NWS (t/n) packets.

Try dropping the t/w and see if you get what you're after.  The t/n is 
supposed to give you all of the alerts which is what I believe you said 
you're after.

Yep, there's experimentation going on...

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

PS.  If you want proof of the first vs last of the filter statements, 
switch the order around if firenet.us reverts back to javAPRSSrvr 3 and 
see if you get the blue field.

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