[Dxspider-support] Node disconnects

Bob Nielsen n7xy at clearwire.net
Sat Oct 18 17:10:55 BST 2008

Yes Iain, that was my first thought and it was initially set to the  
local time, but I  corrected that and the disconnects still  
occurred.  Ubuntu doesn't have an installation option to set the  
clock to UTC and they no longer supply the tzconfig program.  You now  
need to make a symlink to /usr/share/zoneinfo/UTC for both /etc/ 
timezone and /etc/localtime (I couldn't find that in any of the  
Ubuntu documentation, but Google came through).

However, I did find the real problem.  I had reconnected the other  
box to my router so I could copy over some files and apparently  
dxspider was still running, although I was sure I had killed it (I  
removed the script used by upstart to keep it going but did not  
reboot the computer, so I think it it still processed the restarts).   
I suspect that copy kept making connections to the other nodes and  
when it did, the other connection was kicked off.  Then, a few  
minutes later the reverse happened.  I shut down that computer and  
everything now seems fine.

73, Bob N7XY

On Oct 17, 2008, at 11:47 PM, Iain Philipps wrote:

> Bob,
> Well ... first place to look will be to check your computer's time  
> and date settings (at least three times :-)
> 73 de WR3D
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob Nielsen" <n7xy at clearwire.net>
> To: "The DXSpider Support list" <dxspider-support at dxcluster.org>
> Sent: Saturday, October 18, 2008 6:13 AM
> Subject: [Dxspider-support] Node disconnects
>> I switched dxspider to a different computer a few months ago and  
>> it  had been running fine but some hardware issues have arisen so  
>> I  decided to go back to the previous machine.  I updated to the  
>> latest  with cvs and it runs fine, but all of the connections I  
>> make to other  nodes quit after a few minutes with messages like:
>> DXChannel WR3D destroyed (4)
>> This happens with connections to DXSpider, CC-Cluster and AR- 
>> Cluster nodes.  There is no other information related to this and  
>> nothing  else looks strange.  Crontab will restart the connection  
>> but it dies  again after a while.  Incoming connections are not  
>> affected.
>> Does anyone have an idea as to what may be happening and what I  
>> can  do to fix it?
>> Bob, N7XY
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