[aprssig] Firenet.US Server Back Up!

Tom Russo russo at bogodyn.org
Tue Oct 9 16:04:43 EDT 2012

On Tue, Oct 09, 2012 at 03:47:50PM -0400, we recorded a bogon-computron collision of the <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> flavor, containing:
>    On 10/9/2012 3:15 PM, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:
>      On 10/9/2012 1:22 PM, Stephen H. Smith wrote:
>        I just reverted my filters to the previous settings, and so far, the
>        blue circles with white WX letters (i.e. standard home WX stations)
>        are not appearing.     A huge number of them didn't have ham calls
>        attached, but rather seemingly random alphanumeric strings. Metar??
>        CWOP???
>      When/if that happens again, check [1]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

Checking the site that Lynn suggested shows that firenet.us has started using
javAPRSSrvr 4.0, whereas just a little while ago it was using the 3.15 version.
Clearly, they are handling your filtering differently, possibly due to
a configuration error.  

Tom Russo    KM5VY   SAR502   DM64ux          http://www.swcp.com/~russo/
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