[App_rpt-users] Remote already in this mode message

Jon Rorke jrorke at cogeco.ca
Thu Jan 4 10:42:48 EST 2018

Chuck is correct. We have a weekly net on one of our hubs and there is 
one node that connects to the hub for the net. It is attempting to 
reconnect every 5 or 10 minutes.
On most of the nodes that connect for the net we have set up the 
telemetry for "timed telemetry"  in the rpt.conf file.

telemdefault=2            ; timed local telemetry

This turns off the connection announcements during the net unless you 
issue a command locally then the telemetry is enabled for about 5 
minutes then goes silent.
But not all of the nodes have this setting so those nodes will spew out 
the "remote already in this mode" messages.

It is very annoying. Unfortunately the telemetry setting is not the fix 
but a band aid solution.

In our case we know the offending node # but cant get a hold of the 
owner to tell then to fix it.
And on top of that they are connecting with a persistent connection to 
the hub so we can t dump them at our end.

I dont know what the problem with their node is unless they are running 
some sort of script or cron job that does the reconnection instead of 
the normal ilink commands for persistent connection.

In the functions stanza:

91=ilink,13            ; establish perm link to xxxx
92=ilink,11            ; disconnect perm link xxxx

So instead of using *3(NODE) to connect you would use *91(NODE) or 
*92(NODE ) to disconnect a persistent link.
*1(NODE) will not disconnect a persistent link, must use the *92 in that 

If the perm connections are done using this method then there should be 
no reconnection messages sent to all the other connected nodes. The node 
will attempt to reconnect silently to keep a persistent connection.

hope this helps.


On 1/4/2018 10:10 AM, Chuck Kraly wrote:
> That is the telemetry message and indicates that auto-connect or 
> re-connect is on SOMEWHERE on your connections. It is annoying as heck 
> if you do not have control over the node that is spewing it, and you 
> have no control over it. A hub we used to connect to did this all the 
> time and cannot re-connect due to this....our users screamed about the 
> messages...
> Chuck K0XM
> On Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 9:06 AM, Bryan Taylor <overnite at me.com 
> <mailto:overnite at me.com>> wrote:
>     Hopefully a quick question,
>     For a few days now I have one allstar node playing the “remote
>     already in this mode” message about every  10 minutes. Anybody
>     have any idea as to what could be causing it or where I could look
>     to see what is causing it? It never did it before. I did add a new
>     node to the network a few days ago but I did add the new node to
>     it’s nodes stanza. It only connects to a hub node directly.
>     There is nothing in the log files that points to anything.
>     Google doesn’t find anything helpful either.
>     Thanks
>     Bryan
>     Sent from my iPhone

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