[aprssig] ISS Object Feed on APRS-IS Down

Pete Loveall AE5PL Lists hamlists at ametx.com
Fri Jun 21 15:15:04 CDT 2013

It appears that fifth was moved to the amateur radio IP address range (44.x.y.z) about 3 days ago but not all core servers implemented the change thereby causing a hole in packet delivery.

I am copying the core sysops involved to resolve the issue.


Pete Loveall AE5PL
pete at ae5pl dot net

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On
> Behalf Of Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr)
> Sent: Friday, June 21, 2013 3:01 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] ISS Object Feed on APRS-IS Down
> On 6/21/2013 3:55 PM, Stephen H. Smith wrote:
> > I see it showing up on both findu and aprs.fi, but nothing is
> > appearing in the filtered feed from three different APRS servers:
> > FIRST.APRS.NET,  FIRENET.US, and (one of the parallel
> > FIRENET servers via direct IP).   The feed is being filtered in all
> > three cases for o/ISS* .
> >
> > FLASH!     15:52 EDT    Suddenly the object has started appearing
> > again on all three servers (HF, VHF and SATgate).
> If you had connected to fifth.aprs.net, you'd have received it, but would
> have been missing a bunch of the remainder of the APRS-IS.
> http://Fifth.aprs.net:14501 shows some really strange TCP throughput
> fluctuations.  I've posted to the aprs2.net support group so hopefully
> someone will notice and do whatever's necessary to restore the hole in the
> core.
> I've forced a reconnect on this end and am now on second.aprs.net which is
> why you are suddenly receiving the object.  Oh, and aprs.fi draws multiple
> feeds IIRC to avoid this sort of packet loss.
> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

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