[App_rpt-users] node stops talking to URI

REDBUTTON_CTRL jrorke at cogeco.ca
Sun Sep 19 11:11:07 EDT 2010


  Hmm, well its not at a mountain top but the annoy-o-factor is there.
perhaps I should install a third private node and plug in a virgin fob. :-)
Jon

On 9/19/2010 11:01 AM, Jim Duuuude wrote:
> Ahhh... well.... ahhhh...
>
> Since it doesnt seems to be a problem with Asterisk, it would 
> unfortunately point
> to a problem with the USB hardware on your PC, or some sort of weird 
> driver
> incompatibility with Linux. I know it has done this on 2 machines. 
> Over the years
> I have had MANY machines that have exhibited similar and even stranger 
> problems
> with their USB.
>
> USB just isnt reliable. We know it. Thats why we dont and never have 
> recommended
> the use of USB devices on a mountain top or other hard to get to 
> locations.
>
> USB, it isnt just for breakfast anymore......   :-)
>
> JIM WB6NIL
>
>
> > Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2010 10:33:43 -0400
> > From: jrorke at cogeco.ca
> > To: app_rpt-users at qrvc.com
> > Subject: Re: [App_rpt-users] node stops talking to URI
> >
> > 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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