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Page History: AR-Cluster Node Upgrade

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Page Revision: 2013/11/26 15:42

I am upgrading the node software to the new AR-Cluster version 6. This software is designed from the ground up to handle large volumes of users and spots, including the Reverse Beacon Network(RBN) spot feed. There is a user program that can be used to set filters graphically and serve spots to your logging program like the ve7cc program does.

UNFORTUNATELY... my DSL line does not provide enough bandwidth to allow 300+ users during contests with 100k spots/hour to access the RBN spots. Please go to the cluster directory and try another node if you want to have ALL the RBN spots. If you want to learn how to use the filters to limit the number of RBN spots send me an email and I MAY add you to a members only node that will let you get spots from here. But note, this will be a VERY limited membership until I figure out just how many users I can handle. Your best bet is to find a node with less users and more bandwidth!

Some info links
Ports for users and node connections as follows:

  • Port 23 - Users ONLY
  • Port 7373 - Users ONLY
  • Port 7374 - Users ONLY
  • Port 8001 - Old PacketCluster style PCxx protocol nodes only (login prompt is only 'login:')
  • Ports 3607-3608 - AR-Cluster 6 node connections
  • Ports 3605-3606 - AR-Cluster 4 node connections

Skimmer Server K1TTT-# feeds spots to the RBN and my ARC node only, it is not available for direct connection. You should be able to see the spots from it on any node that has the RBN spot feed.