[OZAPRS] BOM Feed gone out of control

Graeme graeme at abrona.com.au
Thu May 3 19:10:26 AEST 2018

Bushfire alerts are showing for local fires here.

Graeme 2HFG

-----Original Message----- 
From: Liz 
Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2018 6:43 PM 
To: ozaprs at aprs.net.au 
Subject: Re: [OZAPRS] BOM Feed gone out of control 

QTR Thu, 3 May 2018 04:11:02 +0000 Mathew McKernan QTC

> Hi all,
> It seems this was due to the WXSVR server being offline for a period
> of time (around 2-3 weeks) with beacons queued, but then
> cancellations as well (hence the unusual coordinates which are in
> fact deletion of objects). The scripts that fetch data from the
> sources such as CFA/RFS/TFS/BOM go into a database, then the
> wxsvr/wxbot-au components transmit the data out.
> I've cleared the cancellation beacons from the database which is the
> cause of this steady stream of data and backlog.
> I will be making some modifications to wxsvr/wxbot-au to ensure this
> doesn't happen again by not sending out overdue cancellation beacons.
> Sorry for the situation everyone, it is not good enough and sorry for
> not seeing this post until this afternoon, again, poor on my behalf.
> I have been active on this list but route all the mails to a mailbox.
> An email to me directly may have triggered a more responsive reply -
> I have also added details to the website, an oversight on my behalf
> when setting this up originally.
> 73's,
> Matty

Thanks for the information, and your apology.

Oddly, I had no data from the stream, and nothing to complain about,
there is still no weather here and all the bushfire alerts have gone.

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