YSF Reflector List format - "Not Linked"

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YSF Reflector List format - "Not Linked"

Post by VE1AIC » Sun May 05, 2019 12:30 pm

In an earlier post "Shorten/Limit WIRES-X List" , I found the solution to the problem of my Hotspot being "Not Linked" each morning the past few days.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1661

As Andy posted, the YSF Reflector format was changed to include dashes instead spaces to help with YSF Reflector searching, but then changed back. So each morning the YSFHosts.txt file changed and the Hotspot failed to connect because the Reflector Names changed.
From my log:
"M: 2019-05-05 06:25:54.701 Trying to find non existent YSF reflector with a name of CA-Canada "

I had thought the reflector connection was based on the Reflector ID not the name, but in any case a manual connect got this going again. Glad it was not a bug in RC4, which so far has worked great.
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Re: YSF Reflector List format - "Not Linked"

Post by MW0MWZ » Sun May 05, 2019 3:46 pm

VE1AIC wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 12:30 pm
I had thought the reflector connection was based on the Reflector ID not the name, but in any case a manual connect got this going again. Glad it was not a bug in RC4, which so far has worked great.
73, Ron VE1AIC
The older version of the YSFGateway (before FCS came along) DID use the reflector number, now it uses a name match.

Yes the flip from of moving to hyphen and not space, and then back - thats on me, an arguably knee-jerk reaction to the problem of searches... however my improved search code is now merged into the YSFGateway repo, and already released on Pi-Star v4 - try it out, searches now match your string anywhere in the reflector name. This should bring all the search goodness we need, without the need to mangle the reflector names.

I'll be pushing the same change down to Pi-Star v3 later today.
Andy

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Re: YSF Reflector List format - "Not Linked"

Post by N6VL » Sat May 11, 2019 4:25 pm

Where is the YSFHosts.txt located? What folder?

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Re: YSF Reflector List format - "Not Linked"

Post by KE0FHS » Sat May 11, 2019 6:52 pm

I'm pretty sure it's in the /usr/local/etc folder. That's where all the other hosts files I've looked at are located.
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Re: YSF Reflector List format - "Not Linked"

Post by Kt7az » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:37 pm

There was no YSFHosts file at /user/local/etc.
I created one and inserted data variations to connect to our Room as they are on the same LAN but have had no luck.

Has anyone been able to do this or create a usable host file?

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Re: YSF Reflector List format - "Not Linked"

Post by M1DNS » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:22 am

The list is generated from the online registry. Register at https://register.ysfreflector.de/ and Ur reflector will automagically get added to the server that updates pistar.

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Re: YSF Reflector List format - "Not Linked"

Post by MW0MWZ » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:28 pm

Kt7az wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:37 pm
There was no YSFHosts file at /user/local/etc.
I created one and inserted data variations to connect to our Room as they are on the same LAN but have had no luck.

Has anyone been able to do this or create a usable host file?
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The Pi-Star Dashboard can be found at one of the following locations:
http://pi-star-ysf/  http://pi-star-ysf.local/   http://192.168.11.85/

Pi-Star's disk is read-only by default, enable read-write with "rpi-rw".
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cd /[email protected](ro):~$ cd /usr/local/etc/
[email protected](ro):etc$ ls -lah | grep -i ysfho
-rw-r--r--  1 root     bin       34K Jun  4 03:25 YSFHosts.txt
-rw-r--r--  1 root     bin       35K Jun  4 03:25 YSFHosts.txt.20190604
[email protected](ro):etc$ 
Andy

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Re: YSF Reflector List format - "Not Linked"

Post by Kt7az » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:56 pm

Yes i see those, but is there a file that wont get written over on daily update that wil circumvent what is listed in the daily update?

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Re: YSF Reflector List format - "Not Linked"

Post by Kt7az » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:47 am

Perhaps i will try to explain ny situation.
The repeater and YSF server are on the same LAN Network. The Landlord supplied Router does not allow loop back to the same WAN address, What I would like to do is direct the PI-Star software to directly connect to the Servers Local LAN address. I have successfully been able to modify the YSFHosts file that gets updated daily to get it to work. But as the file gets updated daily it reverts back to the WAN IP. I was wondering if there is a file location where I can put a host file that has precedence over the daily update file.

Hope this makes sense.

Gary

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