XLX Reflector sporadically not appearing in Pi-Star list

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XLX Reflector sporadically not appearing in Pi-Star list

Post by W7RD » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:08 pm

Hi,
This has been going on for a few weeks. Some days, I don't know how often but at least once a week, reflector XLX869 goes missing from the lists. I've checked the two links at the top of the XLXHosts and DExtra files and usually it is actually in there, but NOT in Pi-Star's local files.

Today, it's missing from:
http://www.pistar.uk/downloads/DExtra_Hosts.txt
http://www.pistar.uk/downloads/XLXHosts.txt

Although it's usually in those, but not in the local Pi-Star list.

But, it IS in:
http://xlxapi.rlx.lu/api.php?do=GetXLXDMRMaster

So I can't figure this out. Where is the discrepancy? I've verified the reflector is online and always has been.

Thanks,
Steve

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Re: XLX Reflector sporadically not appearing in Pi-Star list

Post by VK7HSE » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:41 pm

XLX reflectors have their own call home function and this is how the host file is generated (once a day) so if for whatever reason a reflector is unavailable or off-line during that time it will fail to be included in the host file for that given day.

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Re: XLX Reflector sporadically not appearing in Pi-Star list

Post by w7efs » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:20 am

As referenced in several other threads, use XRF869 instead.

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Re: XLX Reflector sporadically not appearing in Pi-Star list

Post by W7RD » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:13 pm

Hi,
Thanks for your responses. I think I understand what's going on and although I don't know how an odd url is getting in there I will go over it and double check. Thanks to all.

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Re: XLX Reflector sporadically not appearing in Pi-Star list

Post by W7RD » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:04 pm

Thanks again. I found that rogue url in the config file for xlxd. I have no idea why I didn't change it after testing and what not, but anyhow it should be fine now. Thanks for the heads up.

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Re: XLX Reflector sporadically not appearing in Pi-Star list

Post by W7RD » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:54 pm

I don't what's going on ... I've never understood why there are two files for every hosts list:
/usr/local/etc/XLXHosts.txt
/usr/local/etc/XLXHosts.txt.20190613

On all my units, the first file (and apparently the one the unit obeys) I don't see XLX869. But in the second one with the date stamp, it's in there. This makes not sense. Why are they different?

They are both time-stamped 0359 today so I know they just came in.

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Re: XLX Reflector sporadically not appearing in Pi-Star list

Post by VK7HSE » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:24 pm

Current file and the previous days as a backup that's why

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Re: XLX Reflector sporadically not appearing in Pi-Star list

Post by W7RD » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:21 pm

Ok thanks nice to know.

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Re: XLX Reflector sporadically not appearing in Pi-Star list

Post by W7RD » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:46 pm

Ater looking, it's in NONE of the files (URLs) referenced by DExtra or XLXHosts today. I can't figure out what the deal is. I rebooted it just for sure, and everything is configured correctly. Is there any way I can figure out why the system randomly lists this reflector?

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Re: XLX Reflector sporadically not appearing in Pi-Star list

Post by AF6VN » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:29 pm

You'll likely need to ask the folks who control the master sources...

Running diff on yesterday and today resulted in:

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[email protected](ro):~$ diff /usr/local/etc/XLXHosts.txt.20190614 /usr/local/etc/XLXHosts.txt
6c6
< #       Updated Thursday 13th of June 2019 08:13:10 AM BST
---
> #       Updated Friday 14th of June 2019 08:13:04 AM BST
137a138
> 207;192.168.1.11;4004
156c157
< 262;92.192.143.67;4004
---
> 262;92.192.238.203;4004
185c186
< 330;18.222.199.205;4004
---
> 330;23.152.224.40;4004
191d191
< 344;1.33.91.74;4004
211a212
> 386;104.43.196.178;4004
260a262
> 527;212.237.10.98;4004
360c362
< 866;93.233.189.194;4004
---
> 866;93.233.188.70;4004
361a364
> 869;158.69.0.100;4004
396a400
> 972;109.226.48.53;4004
[email protected](ro):~$
This shows, if I interpret the format correctly, between 0713UTC Thursday and 0713UTC Friday:

207 was added
262 changed host
330 changed host
344 was deleted
386 was added
527 was added

866 changed host
869 was added
972 was added


Five reflectors added in 24 hours, one was deleted in that span.

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