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Flashed new image now dead in the water

Now getting the following. I assume that this is a problem with FR24 system…

2020-10-02 10:56:26 | [feed][e] Couldn’t resolve host name
2020-10-02 10:56:26 | [feed][e]Could not retrieve configuration from Flightradar24: Empty result
2020-10-02 10:56:26 | [feed][i]Failed, Sleeping 30 seconds
2020-10-02 10:56:37 | [mlat][i]Received ADS-B time references AC:
2020-10-02 10:56:37 | [mlat][i] C07F37
2020-10-02 10:56:37 | [mlat][i] A05559
2020-10-02 10:56:37 | [mlat][i] A09A90
2020-10-02 10:56:37 | [mlat][i] A0FAEC
2020-10-02 10:56:37 | [mlat][i] A3183D
2020-10-02 10:56:37 | [mlat][i] A3534A
2020-10-02 10:56:37 | [mlat][i] A3612A
2020-10-02 10:56:37 | [mlat][i] A37289
2020-10-02 10:56:37 | [mlat][i] A437B5
2020-10-02 10:56:37 | [mlat][i] A443E8
2020-10-02 10:56:37 | [mlat][i] A48321
2020-10-02 10:56:37 | [mlat][i] A639F7
2020-10-02 10:56:37 | [mlat][i] A665C5
2020-10-02 10:56:37 | [mlat][i] A77D89
2020-10-02 10:56:37 | [mlat][i] AB3B8B
2020-10-02 10:56:37 | [mlat][i] AC74F9
2020-10-02 10:56:37 | [mlat][i] ACC7AE
2020-10-02 10:56:37 | [mlat][i] C03CF4
2020-10-02 10:56:37 | [mlat][i] C05EDF
2020-10-02 10:56:37 | [mlat][i]Pinging the server
2020-10-02 10:56:37 | [mlat][i]Stats 17382/351
2020-10-02 10:56:56 | [feed][d]fetching configuration
2020-10-02 10:56:57 | [mlat][i]Pinging the server
2020-10-02 10:56:57 | [mlat][i]Stats 17712/330
2020-10-02 10:57:17 | [mlat][i]Pinging the server
2020-10-02 10:57:18 | [mlat][i]Stats 18144/432
2020-10-02 10:57:37 | [mlat][i]Pinging the server
2020-10-02 10:57:37 | [mlat][i]Stats 18499/355
2020-10-02 10:57:57 | [mlat][i]Pinging the server
2020-10-02 10:57:57 | [mlat][i]Stats 18892/393
2020-10-02 10:58:17 | [mlat][i]Pinging the server
2020-10-02 10:58:17 | [mlat][i]Stats 19250/358


This is result of typing from the tiny keyboard of phone while the car was on a bad patch of the road (I was not driving the car, I dont text while driving).

Having an abysmal autokrekt on my phone, I was - so I believe - able to parse this on first review.

"What are the outputs of the first and third commands"

Coming from a family that references worldy nouns by replacing them in conversation with ‘things’ and ‘stuff’, while everyone inately knows to what it refers, might have helped a fair bit too.

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LOL that makes sense now that you have decoded it and I look at it !

Output of the first command…
pi@piaware:~ $ fr24feed-status
[FAIL] FR24 Feeder/Decoder Process … failed!

At this time the output of the third command…
Makes the FR24 feed start working and running. However, there is some instability and errors in the displayed result. I can’t copy and paste here because there is too much data…

I have had to restart both the FA and FR24 feeds just in the span of a couple hours this evening.


Seems network issue is what causing problem to your FR24 feed.

For last couple of days, FR24 is strugglig to recover from attacks on their system. Below is the quote from their web site:

"We’d like to extend our deepest apologies for the extended downtime over the past few days. Our systems experienced a sustained Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack designed to bring down our services. We are continuing to do everything possible to mitigate the effects of the attack and to harden our systems to reduce the likelihood of future attacks making our services unavailable.

Importantly, this attack was designed to make Flightradar24 unavailable to users and did not compromise any personal information."

@abcd567 TNX for these simple, clear instructions. Been trying for weeks to get FR24 MLAT running.
My feeder wasn’t working and gave errors. In hindsight this was caused by a faulty Bias-Tee injector caused by a shorted coax cable (cheap chinese).

Anyway, I did a clean install (Buster armhfs because amd64 gave issues with some of the install scripts). Installed Piaware 4.0, Dump1090-fa, Wiederhops stuff, your scripts and it now runs great.

Your (and Wiederhops) posts/scripts, saved me a lot of work. Highly appreciated.

Simon, PA1NT