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Re: [irlp-embedded] Re: I've got Gremlins in my Node

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  • David Cameron
    Please read the email again - The older wavplay I was talking about was an OLD file from before you refreshed with the server. I never said that your wavplay
    Message 1 of 5 , Feb 21, 2011
      Please read the email again - The older wavplay I was talking about was an OLD file from before you refreshed with the server. I never said that your wavplay was currently broken. I even saved the old broken echo_wavplay file someplace on your node so you could see the problem with it. The echo_wavplay was the broken file that was just on your node just a few hours ago, not wavplay.

      I don't need to witness anything. I believe I have gone out of my way to help you here, and you still are being very combative towards my responses.

      Please, if you want to modify the script on your embedded node for a custom application, realize you are on your own. I said this before, but still reached out to help you get things working right again, and I still feel like you don't understand that the mods you are doing are breaking your node.

      Dave Cameron

      On 21/02/2011 7:00 PM, ipscone wrote:

      I did read your emails thanks. But you said the "older wavplay" had the illegal characters. You should have noticed the date was 9/14/2010. That was 5 months ago. NONE of the files on my machine were edited until just last week. Heck, I never got the node until just a month ago from you.

      That file, came directly from your server, via an "update files". If it had illegal characters, they were there when I got it, because that file was never edited by me. The one I edited was replaced with the update files and hasn't been touched, witness it had a date of 9/14/2010.

      But I will heed your advice on editing these files by moving them to windows using WinSCP.


      --- In irlp-embedded@yahoogroups.com, David Cameron <dcameron@...> wrote:
      > That is because I went in and fixed the problem for you. Please see you
      > personal email for how a modification you made created the gremlins.
      > Dave Cameron
      > VE7LTD
      > On 21/02/2011 6:43 PM, ipscone wrote:
      > >
      > > My node is acting flakey. A few days ago I posted a thread about
      > > making a change that would allow me to suppress announcements on my
      > > node, when connections are made. I have a specific reason for wanting
      > > to do this, which is not the question here.
      > >
      > > So I asked for suggestions on the best way of doing it.
      > >
      > > Then, I decided to make only one change to IRLP.
      > >
      > > I commented out the line toward the end of wavplay as follows:
      > >
      > > #$BIN/play $WAVFILES > /dev/null 2>&1
      > >
      > > All this should do is suppress all execution of the play program. I
      > > did this just as a test. It seemed to work ok.
      > >
      > > Then I made a similar change to echo_wavplay as follows:
      > >
      > > #$BIN/play $WAVFILES > /dev/null 2>&1
      > >
      > > Interestingly, yet not surprising, the IRLP and EchoLink scripts are
      > > similar.
      > >
      > > But I didn't exactly get the results I was looking for. My node would
      > > sometimes suppress an audio file and other times it would not. There
      > > didn't seem to be any hryme or reason.
      > >
      > > So, I reset everything back the way it was by doing an "update files".
      > > I removed the "#" from the echo_wavplay script. Everything should have
      > > been back where it started. I verified all the file dates were dates
      > > prior to any modifications.
      > >
      > > Let me say, before I go into this, the node has been powered on for 2
      > > days straight, without any changes except overnight updates (if any),
      > > and was working fine.
      > >
      > > Today, I noticed my node acting strangely. When I connected via
      > > another echolink node, there was no announcement (all changes were
      > > removed). I called a friend and asked him to connect. He said he got
      > > no connection announcement on his end, and I got no announcement on my
      > > end.
      > >
      > > Then, a few minutes ago, my node suddenly announced several times in
      > > rapid succession "IRLP Node Enabled". Then it gave me the power on
      > > announcement. I tried to login to see if someone was connected but my
      > > remote login wouldn't allow me to login.
      > >
      > > Oh! And after all these strange enable and connect announcements, my
      > > node once again would play the connection announcements.
      > >
      > > I also noticed that a file named echo_id, was created a short while
      > > ago. It was just an audio file with my callsign. But it was created
      > > just about 30 minutes ago, with permissions different than any other
      > > audio file. It's not something I created. Wierd!
      > >
      > > I think I got gremlins.
      > >
      > > Are there any updates at this time of day (6PM Pacific), that might
      > > account for this strange behavior?
      > >
      > >

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