[arm-allstar] Node on 44. Space and Weather Scripts

Christopher Kovacs w0anm73 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 08:08:37 EST 2014

Hi Fredric,
Thanks for the information. Perhaps, the next release I can add a proxy


Chris, w0anm

On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 9:34 PM, Fredric Moses <fred at moses.bz> wrote:

> Hello and thanks again for all the hard work you guys put into this image
> and it’s scripts.  Tonight I went and made some fresh cards and ran up to
> the hill and swapped the cards out in my two test repeaters.  All went well
> till I made it to the weather script part.  All parts worked expect the
> getWxRpt_ug script would hang when I ran it from command line.   I had
> wondered if it was a DNS issue or what so looking at the code I found which
> URL it was trying to wget and tried to curl that from the command promote.
> It was hanging and needed to be forced stopped.. I tried to curl the URL
> from my MBP and it worked perfectly.  Now my nodes have native 44. IP
> address’s assigned to them and my MBP was using one of my commercial IP
> address’s so I figured api.weatherunderground was not allowing requests
> from 44.0 IP space.  I added “ -e use_proxy=yes -e http_proxy=
> “ to the wget line in the getWxRpt_ug script and put in a
> proxy server that was on my commercial IP space and the script ran like it
> should.
> Just an FYI that if your node is running directly on ham ip space that it
> might have issues talking with weather underground.  NOAA for the alerts
> seemed to work fine with out proxying..
> --
> Fredric Moses - W8FSM - WQOG498
> fred at moses.bz
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