[pskmail] Re: old 1_1 release; new LiveCD release

  • From: Per Crusefalk <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2007 21:53:54 +0200

Hi Orrin,

As you numbered your findings I'll try to answer them by those

1: Correct, it does that the very first time. It works fine if you close
the client gui and start it agn. It also works fine if you restore your
settings from a backup (from a usb memory). This is an issue the very
first time the client gui is started only, I have thought abt looking
into it for a while but other things have always surfaced so...
Its not a big issue but it should, of course, be fixed.

2. I guess this is related to (1) ? I havent seen that in any situation,
I'll have a look.

3. The server can enter an unknown state and do strange things, it
happens less nowadays but can happen. It could be something else too but
to know for sure we would have to ask the sysop. A good thing is to have
a web page where the server activities can be monitored, I use the page
at the server here a lot and I can then see what the server actually
receives and transmits. Server stability is very important and we need
more usage to make sure we find and fix any potential problem.

4. I'll leave that question for Rein (I have only very briefly tested
TTY mode).

Thanks for testing and writing a detailed report, it really helps to
make this a better system.

73 de Per, sm0rwo

mån 2007-03-26 klockan 12:02 -0700 skrev WN1Z:
> I just posted this to the aprpack yahoo group:
> (de wn1z)
> On 3/24/07, wb6mlc <kac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> >  Per wrote, in part:
> >  >
> >  > A new live cd for pskmail is now available!
> Thanks Per and Rein. Will try to catch that today.
> I have some other comments on the 1_1, but it remains
> to be seen if these behaviors are in the 2nd version:
> (1) When i first start up PSKmail, and send a ping,
> the ping doesn't have my callsign in it. No problem, since
> the server responds to the ping. But a half hour later, my
> pings have my callsign in them. Is this the desired behavior?
> (2) When i first start up PSKmail, and punch the POS
> button, it sends my lat & long -- without my callsign!! Which
> is possibly of no use.  A half hour later, after <i don't know
> what event>, punching the POS button sends a valid aprs
> position report, which gets acknowledged by the server if
> conditions are good.
> (3) Something that has happened several times now with
> my attempted connects to the VE7SUN server:  the connect
> goes poorly, probably because of bad conditions. But then
> one station or the other (the server or me) thinks it's connected
> when it isn't, and after a short time the server stops responding
> to ANYTHING i do, including pings and POS. Then a day (night)
> later the server still doesn't respond to me at all. It could be
> conditions, but in at least two cases ve7cus emailed me that
> the server had had a hiccup. What i suspect is that, when the
> server gets some unexpected command, the program crashes
> or "gets confused."
> (4) Last Friday when i tried to connect to wb6mlc in tty mode,
> his station immediately sent me 4 ~QUIT commands, one right
> after the other. From now on, i'm only going to "connect" to a
> server.  The TTY mode, without a connect, is all i'm going to try
> with another client station.
> Again, these comments are for the 1_1 release. Any comments
> appreciated. I will cc: this to the pskmail list. I will report on the
> new LiveCD as soon as i use it. Thank you, authors, for all your
> work on this.
> Orrin WN1Z in Calif.
Pär Crusefalk
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14243 Skogås
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