[OZAPRS] Problem with rotate.aprs.net.au address?

Ray Wells vk2tv at exemail.com.au
Mon Jan 7 17:06:00 EST 2013


This probably has nothing to do with your problem but some time ago 
whilst tracking down a perceived timing problem I tried aunz.aprs2.net 
but found the ping time with one NZ server was horrendous compared with 
all others so I went back to rotate.aprs.net.au.

Ray vk2tv

On 07/01/13 14:54, Grant wrote:
> Hmm the plot thickens....
> I switched last night to aunz.aprs2.net and again started seeing packets
> drop from VK5GR-1 as displayed via aprs.fi. As soon as I restored the
> connection back to second.aprs.net.au all functionality restored and beacons
> are reliably seen every 10 minutes via the servers in the US and Europe.
> IMHO there is something fishy with the rotate and distributed server
> addresses. It could be something that eCumulus doesn't like (because it
> doesn't hold the connections up, it just connects, sends it's frame and then
> disconnects straight afterwards) or something that the way the rotate server
> address works that doesn't like quick connect/send/disconnect sequences, but
> I can't see that it is a connection problem between Oz and the US or Europe
> considering it works reliably from second.aprs.net.au.
> Anyone have any other thoughts?
> I fully understand that the SysOps of the aprs-IS servers are all volunteers
> and appreciate the time and effort they put into providing the service. I am
> mainly raising this here as perhaps there is a problem people were not aware
> of that needs to be investigated further time and availability permitting?
> Regards,
> Grant VK5GR
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