[App_rpt-users] node stops talking to URI

REDBUTTON_CTRL jrorke at cogeco.ca
Sun Sep 19 10:33:43 EDT 2010

  The URI appears to be off with no lights on when this happens.

On 9/19/2010 10:03 AM, Ken wrote:
> This sounds like a case where the BIOS (or CENTOS?) decides to shut off the
> USB port for power management reasons after seeing no data for an extended
> period of time ... does the green light just stop blinking or go out
> altogether?  Maybe you could program the links to send some silence or
> something every 5 minutes and see if that keeps it alive... as an
> experiment.
> Ken
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: app_rpt-users-bounces at qrvc.com [mailto:app_rpt-users-
>> bounces at qrvc.com] On Behalf Of REDBUTTON_CTRL
>> Sent: Sunday, September 19, 2010 8:50 AM
>> To: app_rpt-users at qrvc.com
>> Subject: [App_rpt-users] node stops talking to URI
>>    Hi All, I have been having this problem for quire some time.
>> I have a server box that has 2 nodes on it with URIs.
>> The first node is 2379 (USB0) and the second is 2416 (USB1).
>> The problem is the first node seems to stop talking to the URI
>> randomly.
>> The computer says its still connected to the URI but the URI wont key
>> the radio nor any RX audio comes through when this happens.
>> Asterisk reports the 2 nodes connected internally when its in this
>> faild
>> mode and I can get audio from the second node 2416 if I am connected to
>> 2379 with an other node but no audio is transmitted out on 2379.
>> The 2 nodes are simplex nodes. These 2 nodes create a link bridge to
>> connect 2 repeaters together.
>> I normally have a start up macro to connect the 2 nodes and its a perm
>> link.
>> When the first node stops talking to the URI the kink goes down between
>> the 2 repeaters.
>> We tried swapping the 2 URIs to see if the problem follows the URI but
>> no it always happens on the first node 2379.
>> The only way I know how to get it going again is to remotely reboot the
>> box. Nothing else will get the node working again.
>> The original box (p4 3 gig IBM) was set up the same way and the same
>> thing was happening once every 2 to 3 weeks.
>> Since then that original box died- ps failure so I rebuilt the box in
>> July on an other machine (p4 3gig HP).
>> Now we get the same failure but much more often.  Now it happens on the
>> average once aver 2 days and some times within 8 hours of a re boot!
>> When I rebuilt the node I used the latest Acid cd at the time and re
>> did
>> all the conf files with the latest configs so no copying from the
>> original backup files. So this is 2 different computers with 2
>> different
>> builds with the same problem.
>> Here's the node info :
>> app Rpt  version 0.255
>> These are migrated nodes.
>> The URIs are original CM108 units.
>> I did report this issue some time ago but nobody has any ideas as to
>> whats going on. This time I knbow its got to be something in software
>> on
>> the first node.
>> Sorry for the long post but this has been nagging me for some time and
>> now its getting to the point that I have to reboot the box before nets
>> to make sure its working and even then there is no guarantee it will
>> stay connected.
>> Thanks,
>> Jon VA3RQ
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