[Skimmertalk] Skimmer and cluster node problems and changes
K1TTT at ARRL.NET
Mon Jan 31 17:12:18 PST 2011
Ok, I screwed up and didn't save the router settings to flash so the skimmer
port opened back up again when I rebooted the router. It is gone for good
this time. I did identify one of the bad connections, and causes for
others... EA5J-5 has been trying to connect for days and not getting a
connection, and he never will get a connection directly to a skimmer server
because he tries to login with the -5.
NOTE FOR EVERYONE, if you are trying to connect to a skimmer server directly
YOU CAN NOT USE ANY SSID!!!!!
Others guilty of this: SV4FBB-2
And for the user 'BYE' from 126.96.36.199 I say goodbye forever... Whoever
you are you pretty much killed that direct service for the rest of the
world. Now that I have the router properly flashed you may only get my
skimmer spots from the reverse beacon network.
David Robbins K1TTT
e-mail: mailto:k1ttt at arrl.net
AR-Cluster node: 145.69MHz or telnet://dxc.k1ttt.net
> -----Original Message-----
> From: K1TTT [mailto:K1TTT at ARRL.NET]
> Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 23:33
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> Subject: Skimmer and cluster node problems and changes
> Over the last several days my internet has been slow, my
> skimmer server seemed to be slow, and when I would restart
> the skimmer server it would instantly have 16 connections,
> and its cpu load was a bit higher than usual... I finally
> figured it out, I had a 29MB telnet log file for the last
> month, most of which was in the last couple days, this file
> is usually less than 1MB for several months. There was
> someone connecting and giving it the call 'BYE' or a blank
> every few seconds... Since it is not easy to monitor that
> connection, and the software is not really meant to be much
> of a telnet server anyway, it is now no longer accessible
> from outside.
> My skimmer spots will still go to the reversebeacon network
> and are available on that web site or via their load balanced
> telnet servers at telnet.reversebeacon.net:7000.
> I am also beta testing the ar-cluster version 6 code. This
> is a complete rewrite of the ar-cluster optimized for skimmer
> speed spot processing and not much else so far... But it is
> doing very good at spot processing. Terry is working on some
> new filtering capabilities that should make skimmer use much
> nicer. See links in info when connecting for filters and his
> new client program also. This node has the full feed of the
> rbn plus my old node regular spots, plus a backup connection
> direct to my skimmer in case the rbn is down. It is at
> Also for the last couple weeks on my regular cluster node I
> have been summarily locking out anyone who I see repeatedly
> connecting and disconnecting... So far no one has noticed.
> If you are running a multiple-connect telnet client please
> take me off your list of nodes unless you are watching the
> connections, I have some locked out users who have been
> trying to connect regularly for weeks now. Eventually this
> will get dumped in favor of the ar-cluster 6 node so I really
> don't care since those will end up getting rejected by the
> router, but you are wasting your bandwidth and mine.
> David Robbins K1TTT
> e-mail: mailto:k1ttt at arrl.net
> web: http://www.k1ttt.net
> AR-Cluster node: 145.69MHz or telnet://dxc.k1ttt.net
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