How to stay linked to the same YSF reflector

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W0sky
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How to stay linked to the same YSF reflector

Post by W0sky » Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:46 pm

I run a Pi-star with YSF enabled.

We have a very specefic application where the image MUST stay linked to the same YSF Reflector and not move around.

I tried deleting all the entries from the host file and then locking the file so nothing could write to it, however, now what happens is if a user tries to link to something else it says “linked to nconnc”

I want to LOCK the pistar to one reflector and the user has NO control over changing this or disconnecting. How can I do this?

M1DNS
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Re: How to stay linked to the same YSF reflector

Post by M1DNS » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:53 am

If you go to the expert pages and open the ysfgateway editor you'll notice where the gareway is looking for the host files.

You could create a new file in that same folder and copy paste only the reflector connections, ip adds. etc. over from the original file that you want to permit your users to link into. Save that file, then edit the 'hosts' line in ysfgateway to point to this new file.

The issue you jave currently is the overnight updates will be looking to update the original file with newer or changes to any reflectors as the come available. It won't do that for a newly created alternative hosts lookup file.

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W0sky
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Re: How to stay linked to the same YSF reflector

Post by W0sky » Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:41 pm

I tried that but if someone tries to connect to a different link it just says NCONNECT or it unlinks. It does not stay connected.

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Re: How to stay linked to the same YSF reflector

Post by M1DNS » Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:45 am

If you did it correctly it would only offer a list of where you allow your users to connect. If you run with only a few entries in the list, it shouldn't offer more than those to connect with, so not sure why you see this error, id look elsewhere if its rejecting any of those listed as that doesnt seen right??

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