ircDDBGateway vs DNS Requests

04 March 2017

Well who would have thought it, looking up around 1500 hostnames while starting
a process causes it to be slow. Well it causes it to be slow for anyone who
doesnt have a HUGE internet connection.

Probably a good thing I managed to work up a solution for that, so that I can
keep the option to make the whole US Trust network available to hotspots who are
not connected to US Trust's ircDDB.

Pi-Star V3.2.11 Released

03 March 2017

I normally wouldnt make too much fuss about a release, especially since they
happen quite often, but this one has some really handy new featires.
Starting with the basics, the startup delay for MMDVMHost has been extended
to 60 secs - this is so that users of the blustack board dont have issues with
the software failing to start while the modem is in "programming" mode.

Next comes a much more interesting (to D-Star users) feature, as suggested
by Adrian (M0GLJ). Adrian was moaning (he does this alot) about the fact that
it is not possible to connect nodes that are not part of US-Trust, to repeaters
that are part of US-Trust.

Better than just moan about it, Adrian had managed to find a way to make this
connection possible, but only if we edit the host files for ircDDBGateway
and even then, only if we knew what all the US-Trust gateways are.

After some searching of the internet I stumbled upon the data we needed, and
cobbled together a method to pull that into ircDDBGateway - and..... it works!

Not only does it just work, but its also updated every day so if there are systems
added or removed, those will be updated.

Pi-Star V3.2.4 Released

14 February 2017

This small update adds a factory reset option and a minor bump to the MMDVMHost software.

Blog Links Fixed

14 February 2017

Thanks to Paul (K3FU) for pointing that issue out, they should now be working again.

Pi-Star 3.2.3 Released

12 February 2017

Just a quick post to let you all know Pi-Star 3.2.3 has been released.
In this release, Yaesu System Fusion Gateway has been fixed and put back into service,
along with many many more updates / patches and bugfixes.
I once thought this image was done, but the closer I look, the more small things there
are to fix. One day I will re-write the WiFi connection pannel too, thats the largest issue today.

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