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[aprssig] iGate software

Jim jim at stuckinthemud.org
Thu Oct 19 21:03:43 UTC 2006


As far as I can tell (and from my experiences last week), UI-View gives up
if the connection to the server is lost for any period of time (minutes). It
tries to reconnect once, then gives up if it can't.

The system was UPS protected and no known outages during the period.
Everything is set to auto-start anyway! The internet connection is known to
be occasionally flaky with resets happening, but I would have expected the
software to deal with it by trying more than once.

My reason for looking at other solutions was wanting something that was more
aggressive and persistent at reconnecting when then connection comes back
up.




Jim


-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of VE7GDH
Sent: 19 October 2006 21:40
To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
Subject: Re: [aprssig] iGate software

Jim (callsign?) wrote...

> I'm looking for alternative iGate software. My first venture into this 
> area has been with UI-View and, whilst being good when it's connected, 
> is poor at recovering from internet link dropouts.

It sounds like you are describing an Internet connection problem and not a
UI-View problem. By all means, look at other options, but if your computer
doesn't have an Internet connection for whatever reason, no APRS client is
going to be any better than another. UI-View just ticks along here 24/7. If
you have Windows set to start up with no password (someone else may have
some other ideas there) it should be able to reboot unattended, but if you
want reliability, it should at least be on a UPS to get you through short
power outages. If you have a shortcut in your startup folder, UI-View will
start automatically after a reboot. If you have UI-View set to connect
automatically (schedule editor) and to reconnect automatically (APRS server
setup) it should be able to just take care of itself. What about the TNC?
does it always have power when the computer has power? What is causing your
Internet connection problems?

As Robbie mentioned, using rotate.aprs2.net:14580 would also be a good move
(along with auto-reconnect) so that if the APRS server disappears, after a
few minutes, UI-View will reconnect to another server for you.

73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
--
"I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"


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