[pskmail] Re: Server Troubleshooting Guide?

  • From: barkerg@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2010 22:15:16 -0600 (MDT)

John: The first ping from the client appeared ok on the server's fldigi
screen, however it did not respond since I forgot to enable pskmail on the
server. The next few client pings only appeared as gibberish on the server
and with no response. I then appeared to have some sort of memory leak
(and screen freeze) on the client and ran out of time. I'll be out of town
for the next few days so I'll have to resume testing after that. Thanks
for your reply.


> Hi Gary,
> The simplest (and most reliable) test is to send a "ping" from the
> client. This is found in the "Link" drop down menu (or executed by
> pressing CTRL-P).
> You should see in the following frame transmitted in the client's
> Fldigi: <SOH>00uVE6UQ:7 1234<EOT>
> The 1234 sequence will be different since it is the check sum and
> dynamically calculated.
> I would then check that:
> 1. The server's Fldigi shows the same frame as received
> 2. If it is received ok but the server does not reply within 30
> seconds, then something is wrong on the server side. If that is the
> case I would make sure that I started Fldigi first, then the server
> software.
> 3. If the server did respond to the ping (non server specific) but not
> to a connect request then it could be a question of your client not
> using the proper call-sign when trying to connect. Check that the
> bottom right box on the pskmail client corresponds to your server's
> call sign (the one listed in the file pskmailrc.pl in  the .pskmail
> folder under your home folder).
> Please tell us how far you went in this test sequence and we can take
> it from there.
> Good luck,
> 73, John
> On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 1:59 PM,  <barkerg@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I just set up a server and was testing it from a client using a dummy
>> load
>> on the client so as not to overload the server receiver. I can hear the
>> tones on the server receiver generated by the connect sequence from the
>> client but the server never responds. Both ends appear to be using
>> PSK500R
>> according to the fldigi displays. The server is transmitting its beacon
>> which is heard on the client receiver audio.
>> Can someone provide some troubleshooting tips on this?
>> 73,
>> Gary
>> VE6UQ

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