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by steve
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Announcements and News
Topic: Server may go down
Replies: 0
Views: 759

Server may go down

I am being accused by Hetzner, who provide the dedicated server that I use for this web site and all of the web sites that I host for Cumulus users, of sending spam emails. Or rather, that this server is sending them. They have received spam reports citing this server's IP address as the originator....
by steve
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Cumulus 1
Topic: Twitter problem with Cumulus v1.9.4 (1099)
Replies: 14
Views: 2134

Re: Twitter problem with Cumulus v1.9.4 (1099)

Cumulus may be prevented from posting to Twitter completely, for everyone, soon. Twitter have created yet more obstacles. It seems I have to submit a justification for the amount of tweets that Cumulus does, so that they can consider allowing it to continue. I am currently on holiday on a canal boat...
by steve
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Customising which lines are displayed on graphs for Cumulus MX - now solved
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: Customising which lines are displayed on graphs for Cumulus MX

I’m not sure the options you mention exist, but I would have to look at the code to confirm, when I next have my laptop out. I don’t remember the bug you mention, can you point me at the thread where this was reported, so I can see what my response was? I’m pretty sure the setting is in use and work...
by steve
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Connection issue
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: Connection issue

Easyweather (like Cumulus and most other software) will catch up with data it has missed while not running, so will appear up to date anyway. You could perhaps reboot your PC and run Cumulus before anything else, if you haven't already done that, to make sure EW isn't leaving something in a funny st...
by steve
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Connection issue
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: Connection issue

Cumulus is getting data from the station that it can't make any sense of. This can happen if you have other software connected at the same time as Cumulus, but you say that isn't the case. The only suggestion I can think of is that you try a full reset of the station (remove batteries and USB cable ...
by steve
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Connection issue
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: Connection issue

If you zip up the diags folder and attach it to a reply in this thread, I’ll take a look. Can you confirm that you don’t have any other software connected to the station at the same time that you are trying to connect using Cumulus?
by steve
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Cumulus 1
Topic: "dayfile.txt" is not updating
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: "dayfile.txt" is not updating

The diags file is unlikely to help, all Cumulus knows is that it can’t write to the file. A likely culprit is antivirus software or similar.
by steve
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Cumulus 1
Topic: Twitter problem with Cumulus v1.9.4 (1099)
Replies: 14
Views: 2134

Re: Twitter problem with Cumulus v1.9.4 (1099)

Twitter changed their authentication method again, and Cumulus can no longer obtain the authentication tokens. Even if you copied the cumulus.ini file containing the tokens to the new PC, it is possible that they won’t work on that machine - I don’t know.
by steve
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: The handshake failed due to un unexpected packet format
Replies: 38
Views: 8365

Re: The handshake failed due to un unexpected packet format

Remove your ftp server details from the config.
by steve
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: The handshake failed due to un unexpected packet format
Replies: 38
Views: 8365

Re: The handshake failed due to un unexpected packet format

Disable 'auto update' in the internet settings.
by steve
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Cumulus 1
Topic: 32701 error
Replies: 30
Views: 2002

Re: 32701 error

Can you run Weatherlink, and see if that can connect to the station?
by steve
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: CumulusMX backend crashes if weather station's USB is unplugged
Replies: 5
Views: 983

Re: CumulusMX backend crashes if weather station's USB is unplugged

It’s unlikely that I’ll ever do any changes to the MX user interface. One of the reasons for doing it the way it’s done (using HTML and JavaScript) is that it can be modified and tailored without any changes from me. I will however look at adding items to the API if they are not already there, to fa...
by steve
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: FTP upload error
Replies: 20
Views: 1809

Re: FTP upload error

You are using http://www.wansteadweather.co.uk for the ftp (host) server name, which does not resolve to the ip address in your provider’s information. They have told you to use ftp.wansteadweather.co.uk, which does resolve to that address. I don’t know whether http://www.wansteadweather.co.uk shoul...
by steve
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: CumulusMX error
Replies: 24
Views: 2137

Re: CumulusMX error

I can’t look at your diags files myself at the moment (away from home in the motorhome). But you can easily look yourself and see if there is an error message at the appropriate time. I suspect that MX isn’t actually involved and your problem is in your system somewhere. The file you mention is your...
by steve
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Cumulus 1
Topic: Cumulus connecting to remote site on the internet?
Replies: 3
Views: 1229

Re: Cumulus connecting to remote site on the internet?

If you have uploads to those sites configured, then those are the most likely candidates (in particular WU and WOW). Uploads to WU, PWS, and WOW all use port 80. The obvious way to find out is to turn off uploads to those sites one at a time.

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