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Checking Connection

I recently moved the location of a PiAware device, I inadvertently didn’t set the DNS correctly so wasn’t actually connected to internet though was connected locally.

Sky view showed up, FA stats page showed messages and aircraft so at that point I thought all was OK.

Only checking FR24 that I noticed I was ‘off line’.

Bit puzzled as FA is my main interest and if it wasn’t for FR24 I would have carried on thinking I was submitting data.

Am I reading something wrong, how come no indication from FA that I wasn’t actually connected?


piaware has hard-coded several IPs, so you don’t need DNS to feed.


Ah, that makes sense, thanks for clarifying.


Yeah, the hardcoded fallback is there for exactly this case, broken DNS - it’s more common than you’d expect…

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