I won’t go forever, I’ll start my feeder again when I’m happy about the software.
I worded my expectation already, but I’ll try again to make it more simple:
- run it as non-root user
- no restarts/reboots (even self-restarts need a strong technical reason)
- no monitoring or data colelction except what is read from dump1090
- no remote control/monitoring capabilities whatsoever
- ADS-B data is the only data that goes out
- ports (if any) are open only on lo interface
- log file go to standard /var/log/
- log rotation need to be done the normal way (log, log.1, log.2.gz etc.)
- feeder sits on top of the dump1090 I prefer to use
- system-wide configuration is under /etc
- no plain-text passwords in the configuration
I do realise this is not something that everybody wants or needs, it’s just something that I need in order to participate.
All in all, what I want is just the feeder, nothing extra. Preferably from a repo but I can take deb packages if necessary.
I’ll do that myself if I can (have not yet cloned the git and tried, but based on what obj said in the other thread I think this is possible), but I’d certainly like it if there was a fork/version of piaware service (or just a binary) going this direction (and if there was, i’d be more than willing to contribute).
whether or not we are allowed to read the CPU temperature, I don’t accept that there is any insight that can be gained from that to hack you or whatever
My dayjob is somewhat related to big data, and you’d be surprised how much one can conclude by combining bits and pieces of different data and info over time. But it is more the principle that I don’t see the connection between the CPU temperature of my system and the ADS-B data that my feeder receives and sends to a flight tracking service.
All the ideas you outlined would be months of work and if we made them a piaware 1.0 requirement
The piaware releases are not my primary concern, but I understand the point. Of course you do what is the the best for the most, and it’s you that need to manage the conflicting requirements (typically; time vs. quaility vs. features vs. cost), I can wait until “its is done” before I start my FA feeder again.
I do appreciate the straight replies, I’ll be back, hopefully soon.