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Lost connection to Flightaware

Help, dont want to lose my days. Upgraded Modems and router for upgraded speed. Was offline for a couple hours. I had to restart PI of course and its being seen on the router but its not connecting to Flight Aware. Here is result of PIAWARE status

pi@piaware:/ $ sudo service piaware status
● piaware.service - FlightAware ADS-B uploader
Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/piaware.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
Active: active (running) since Wed 2020-02-12 01:02:46 PST; 5min ago
Docs: https://flightaware.com/adsb/piaware/
Main PID: 459 (piaware)
Tasks: 3 (limit: 4915)
CGroup: /system.slice/piaware.service
├─459 /usr/bin/piaware -p /run/piaware/piaware.pid -plainlog -statusfile /run/piaware/sta
└─657 /usr/lib/piaware/helpers/faup1090 --net-bo-ipaddr localhost --net-bo-port 30005 --s

Feb 12 01:04:01 piaware piaware[459]: reconnecting in 56 seconds…
Feb 12 01:04:57 piaware piaware[459]: Connecting to FlightAware adept server at piaware-ipv6.flighta
Feb 12 01:04:57 piaware piaware[459]: Connection to adept server at piaware-ipv6.flightaware.com/120
Feb 12 01:04:57 piaware piaware[459]: reconnecting in 58 seconds…
Feb 12 01:05:55 piaware piaware[459]: Connecting to FlightAware adept server at piaware-ipv6.flighta
Feb 12 01:05:55 piaware piaware[459]: Connection to adept server at piaware-ipv6.flightaware.com/120
Feb 12 01:05:55 piaware piaware[459]: reconnecting in 58 seconds…
Feb 12 01:06:53 piaware piaware[459]: Connecting to FlightAware adept server at piaware-ipv6.flighta
Feb 12 01:06:53 piaware piaware[459]: Connection to adept server at piaware-ipv6.flightaware.com/120
Feb 12 01:06:53 piaware piaware[459]: reconnecting in 58 seconds…
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● piaware.service - FlightAware ADS-B uploader
Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/piaware.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
Active: active (running) since Wed 2020-02-12 01:02:46 PST; 5min ago
Docs: https://flightaware.com/adsb/piaware/
Main PID: 459 (piaware)
Tasks: 3 (limit: 4915)
CGroup: /system.slice/piaware.service
├─459 /usr/bin/piaware -p /run/piaware/piaware.pid -plainlog -statusfile /run/piaware/status.json
└─657 /usr/lib/piaware/helpers/faup1090 --net-bo-ipaddr localhost --net-bo-port 30005 --stdout --lat 47.928 --lon -122.234

Feb 12 01:04:01 piaware piaware[459]: reconnecting in 56 seconds…
Feb 12 01:04:57 piaware piaware[459]: Connecting to FlightAware adept server at piaware-ipv6.flightaware.com/1200
Feb 12 01:04:57 piaware piaware[459]: Connection to adept server at piaware-ipv6.flightaware.com/1200 failed: couldn’t open socket: network is unreac
Feb 12 01:04:57 piaware piaware[459]: reconnecting in 58 seconds…
Feb 12 01:05:55 piaware piaware[459]: Connecting to FlightAware adept server at piaware-ipv6.flightaware.com/1200
Feb 12 01:05:55 piaware piaware[459]: Connection to adept server at piaware-ipv6.flightaware.com/1200 failed: couldn’t open socket: network is unreac
Feb 12 01:05:55 piaware piaware[459]: reconnecting in 58 seconds…
Feb 12 01:06:53 piaware piaware[459]: Connecting to FlightAware adept server at piaware-ipv6.flightaware.com/1200
Feb 12 01:06:53 piaware piaware[459]: Connection to adept server at piaware-ipv6.flightaware.com/1200 failed: couldn’t open socket: network is unreac
Feb 12 01:06:53 piaware piaware[459]: reconnecting in 58 seconds…

You didn’t post your configuration, it is shown when using this command:

piaware-config

You’ve configured piaware to connect to FA via IPv6. Do you have functioning IPv6?

If not, you can switch back to the default settings:

piaware-config adept-serverhosts ""

(or remove / comment out the adept-serverhosts line in piaware-config.txt)

OBJ I do have IPv6 … Both the Modem and router support it.
Ill try switching and see what happens

OBJ that is what it was. I had forgotten to set up IPv6 on the Router. I have it as IPv4 now, Ill worry about 6 later. I have IPv6 running on the Router now.

Thanks

Oh yea
OBJ, is there any advantage of going IPv6 over IPv4 for a standard user?

No particular advantage unless you’re on a v6-only network.

The ongoing bunfights around v6 peering mean that global v6 connectivity can be unreliable, which is why we don’t just advertise the v6 addresses in piaware.flightaware.com

Thanks OBJ, just never sure if IPv6 is better than IPv4

Worth noting too that IPv6 support in consumer broadband routers can be quite flaky, by which I mean services that are working okay with IPv4 can have weird bugs or inconsistent behaviour with IPv6.