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Re: Intermittent No Audio

WillieB <will@...>
 

I’ve been busy but finally had a chance to catch it this morning. See attached logs. It happened right at the end of each log. I believe all the extended hang times at the end are related. It doesn’t seem to show much else but maybe that will give us some ideas…?

 

From: main@DVSwitch.groups.io [mailto:main@DVSwitch.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve N4IRS
Sent: Saturday, June 2, 2018 6:59 AM
To: main@DVSwitch.groups.io
Subject: Re: [DVSwitch] Intermittent No Audio

 

Will,
Since the data flows from ASL to MB through AB, it's good to tail both the AB and MB logs. You should see waht is happening in "real time"

Steve

On 06/01/2018 08:08 PM, WillieB wrote:

My bridge is working very well, however I do have one main problem.

 

Sometimes when one person stops talking and another person takes their turn, my hotspot transmits but there's no audio coming out. Then next time it drops and someone else starts talking I hear the audio. It may do this in about 1 out of 5 transmissions or so. It varies per person and AllStar node I'm connected to. I'm not sure if it's when they key up fast or what.

 

I can listen on the AllStar node and I hear the audio there, but not on DMR.

 

Anyone else having that problem? I was going to go check out the Analog_Bridge.ini file and see if there are any settings in there that might make sense changing but maybe someone can give me some ideas before I go poking around and changing things (after backing up the ini of course!).

 

I can also tail -f the 2 log files when it's happening and see if that gives me any clues to what might be going on.

 

-Will

KE4IAJ

 

 


Re: Building up a network

beni@...
 

Yes, I edited the DMR_Hosts.txt file adding custom DMR Host, so basically using MMDVMHost without DMRGateway in the middle.

Well, HBLink is really toxic, lol. 2am in here and I cannot leave it for today.

Now will try to learn and use the routing/bridging options so I can use those too.


Re: Building up a network

beni@...
 

Steve, yes, definitely a DMRGateway problem!

Tried the method I said; the one involving directly editing the PiStar's DMR_Hosts.txt file and now it works and and I can see traffic passing through.


Re: Building up a network

Steve N4IRS
 

From my connected MMDVMHost:
M: 2018-06-03 23:31:32.213 DMR Slot 2, received network voice header from 9999300 to TG 222
M: 2018-06-03 23:31:33.833 DMR Slot 2, received network end of voice transmission, 1.6 seconds, 7% packet loss, BER: 0.3%


On 06/03/2018 07:21 PM, beni@... wrote:
I can see them RPTPINGing after run "python hb_bridge_all.py" but cannot see any traffic logging or traffic passing from one HS to another


Re: Building up a network

Steve N4IRS
 

You can change from DEBUG to INFO Debug does not really tell you much.

On 06/03/2018 07:21 PM, beni@... wrote:
I can see them RPTPINGing after run "python hb_bridge_all.py" but cannot see any traffic logging or traffic passing from one HS to another


Re: Building up a network

Steve N4IRS
 

INFO 2018-06-04 01:26:46,176 (MASTER-1) *CALL END*   STREAM ID: 2762760302 SUB: N4IRS (3112138) REPEATER: 311213801 (311213801) TGID 9 (9), TS 2, Duration: 94.2459661961


On 06/03/2018 07:21 PM, beni@... wrote:
I can see them RPTPINGing after run "python hb_bridge_all.py" but cannot see any traffic logging or traffic passing from one HS to another


Re: Building up a network

beni@...
 

I can see them RPTPINGing after run "python hb_bridge_all.py" but cannot see any traffic logging or traffic passing from one HS to another


Re: Building up a network

beni@...
 

Steve, thanks. In the meantime I would try another approach. As I don't really need the DMRGateway, I will try to directly edit PiStar's DMR_Hosts.txt file and then connect "normally" as I would connect to a DMR Master Server.


Re: Building up a network

Steve N4IRS
 

I do not see them logged in. One hint I can give you is that hblink by itself does not log traffic. The best way to do that is to run hb_bridge_all.

Steve

On 06/03/2018 07:12 PM, beni@... wrote:
You'll also find two HotSpots logged in there; ZALH01 and ZALH03


Re: Building up a network

beni@...
 

You'll also find two HotSpots logged in there; ZALH01 and ZALH03


Re: Building up a network

Steve N4IRS
 

Ben,
I have 2 hotspots logged into your VPS. I'm connecting directly from MMDVMHost to HBlink, no DMRGateway. I can see the traffic passing from one HS to the other. I think you need to look closely at your DMRGateway configuration. Someone on the dvswitch list may be able to help.

73, Steve N4IRS

On 06/03/2018 06:28 PM, beni@... wrote:
Nothing strange @ the log file (attached also).

I think I will need to make my own "/usr/local/etc/DMRIds.dat" if that's a hint, right?


Re: Building up a network

Steve N4IRS
 

I'm logged in to the VPS now.

On 06/03/2018 06:28 PM, beni@... wrote:
Nothing strange @ the log file (attached also).

I think I will need to make my own "/usr/local/etc/DMRIds.dat" if that's a hint, right?


Re: Building up a network

beni@...
 

Nothing strange @ the log file (attached also).

I think I will need to make my own "/usr/local/etc/DMRIds.dat" if that's a hint, right?


Re: Building up a network

Steve N4IRS
 

Check the MMDVMHost log on all connected nodes for hints.

On 06/03/2018 06:08 PM, beni@... wrote:
That did the trick. Hotspots connecting to HBLink instance successfully, but not communicating with eachother. I mean, I TX into HotSpot A - HotSpot A recieves the TX but HotSpot B remains silent.

Also when running "python hb_confbridge.py" i get

root@vps550841:/home/debian/Downloads/HBlink# python hb_confbridge.py
DEBUG 2018-06-04 00:05:28,816 Logging system started, anything from here on gets logged
INFO 2018-06-04 00:05:28,817 ID ALIAS MAPPER: 'peer_ids.csv' is current, not downloaded
INFO 2018-06-04 00:05:28,817 ID ALIAS MAPPER: 'subscriber_ids.csv' is current, not downloaded
INFO 2018-06-04 00:05:28,829 ID ALIAS MAPPER: peer_ids dictionary is available
INFO 2018-06-04 00:05:28,910 ID ALIAS MAPPER: subscriber_ids dictionary is available
INFO 2018-06-04 00:05:28,911 ID ALIAS MAPPER: talkgroup_ids dictionary is available
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "hb_confbridge.py", line 468, in <module>
    BRIDGES = make_bridges('hb_confbridge_rules')
  File "hb_confbridge.py", line 72, in make_bridges
    bridge_file = import_module(_hb_confbridge_bridges)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/importlib/__init__.py", line 37, in import_module
    __import__(name)
  File "/home/debian/Downloads/HBlink/hb_confbridge_rules.py", line 44
    'TIRANA': [
           ^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
root@vps550841:/home/debian/Downloads/HBlink#


Re: Building up a network

Steve N4IRS
 

Just running hblink with repeat=true all connected MMDVMs should hear each other. You should also be able to run bridge_all.py

On 06/03/2018 06:08 PM, beni@... wrote:
That did the trick. Hotspots connecting to HBLink instance successfully, but not communicating with eachother. I mean, I TX into HotSpot A - HotSpot A recieves the TX but HotSpot B remains silent.

Also when running "python hb_confbridge.py" i get

root@vps550841:/home/debian/Downloads/HBlink# python hb_confbridge.py
DEBUG 2018-06-04 00:05:28,816 Logging system started, anything from here on gets logged
INFO 2018-06-04 00:05:28,817 ID ALIAS MAPPER: 'peer_ids.csv' is current, not downloaded
INFO 2018-06-04 00:05:28,817 ID ALIAS MAPPER: 'subscriber_ids.csv' is current, not downloaded
INFO 2018-06-04 00:05:28,829 ID ALIAS MAPPER: peer_ids dictionary is available
INFO 2018-06-04 00:05:28,910 ID ALIAS MAPPER: subscriber_ids dictionary is available
INFO 2018-06-04 00:05:28,911 ID ALIAS MAPPER: talkgroup_ids dictionary is available
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "hb_confbridge.py", line 468, in <module>
    BRIDGES = make_bridges('hb_confbridge_rules')
  File "hb_confbridge.py", line 72, in make_bridges
    bridge_file = import_module(_hb_confbridge_bridges)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/importlib/__init__.py", line 37, in import_module
    __import__(name)
  File "/home/debian/Downloads/HBlink/hb_confbridge_rules.py", line 44
    'TIRANA': [
           ^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
root@vps550841:/home/debian/Downloads/HBlink#


Re: Building up a network

beni@...
 

That did the trick. Hotspots connecting to HBLink instance successfully, but not communicating with eachother. I mean, I TX into HotSpot A - HotSpot A recieves the TX but HotSpot B remains silent.

Also when running "python hb_confbridge.py" i get

root@vps550841:/home/debian/Downloads/HBlink# python hb_confbridge.py
DEBUG 2018-06-04 00:05:28,816 Logging system started, anything from here on gets logged
INFO 2018-06-04 00:05:28,817 ID ALIAS MAPPER: 'peer_ids.csv' is current, not downloaded
INFO 2018-06-04 00:05:28,817 ID ALIAS MAPPER: 'subscriber_ids.csv' is current, not downloaded
INFO 2018-06-04 00:05:28,829 ID ALIAS MAPPER: peer_ids dictionary is available
INFO 2018-06-04 00:05:28,910 ID ALIAS MAPPER: subscriber_ids dictionary is available
INFO 2018-06-04 00:05:28,911 ID ALIAS MAPPER: talkgroup_ids dictionary is available
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "hb_confbridge.py", line 468, in <module>
    BRIDGES = make_bridges('hb_confbridge_rules')
  File "hb_confbridge.py", line 72, in make_bridges
    bridge_file = import_module(_hb_confbridge_bridges)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/importlib/__init__.py", line 37, in import_module
    __import__(name)
  File "/home/debian/Downloads/HBlink/hb_confbridge_rules.py", line 44
    'TIRANA': [
           ^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
root@vps550841:/home/debian/Downloads/HBlink#


Re: Building up a network

Corey Dean N3FE <n3fe@...>
 

Disable the firewall on the pi-star


On Jun 3, 2018, at 2:47 PM, Steve N4IRS <szingman@...> wrote:

So,
Ben and i have been working via e-mail direct to resolve his issue. To be complete and have a post for the next guy that runs into this I'm posting the results.
Ben is trying to connect to a clean install of HBlink on a VPS host. He can not connect with a Pi-Star DMRGateway on ports 62113 and 8413. When I tried from my non Pi-Star MMDVMHost, I was able to connect.
Well, I tried on my Pi-Star install. I could not connect on port numbers 62113 and 8413. When I changed Ben's hblink.cfg to the default HB port of 62031, I could connect with DMRGateway on my Pi-Star install.


I checked the Pi-Star GUI, I could find no editor for the firewall on the Pi-Star  install. I think you could edit the file used to setup the firewall, but I'm going to stop here. Can you guess what the problem is?

Pi-Star is blocking the outbound UDP traffic on ports 62113 and 8413. I just set fire to my Pi-Star install so I could not test further. (not really)

73, Steve N4IRS

On 06/03/2018 12:36 PM, beni@... wrote:
sure, be my guest if you like. Port changed to 62113 by the way and still no connection


Re: Building up a network

beni@...
 

Well, I don't know what to say except many many many thanks to all and especially - to Steve for the help!

I am sure I would never found a solution if it were for me!


Ben


Re: Building up a network

Peter M0NWI
 

Steve,

These is a custom ports firewall file in /root you can alter to allow custom ports, you need to edit the file, do an update (which incorporates the customs), and a restart.

If you just mod it directly then it stops PiStar doing any further updates, which is a bit annoying, but I understand where Andy is coming from with regards to being secure and easier to support.

73,
Peter

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From: main@DVSwitch.groups.io <main@DVSwitch.groups.io> on behalf of Steve N4IRS <szingman@...>
Sent: 03 June 2018 19:47:24
To: main@DVSwitch.groups.io
Subject: Re: [DVSwitch] Building up a network
 
So,
Ben and i have been working via e-mail direct to resolve his issue. To be complete and have a post for the next guy that runs into this I'm posting the results.
Ben is trying to connect to a clean install of HBlink on a VPS host. He can not connect with a Pi-Star DMRGateway on ports 62113 and 8413. When I tried from my non Pi-Star MMDVMHost, I was able to connect.
Well, I tried on my Pi-Star install. I could not connect on port numbers 62113 and 8413. When I changed Ben's hblink.cfg to the default HB port of 62031, I could connect with DMRGateway on my Pi-Star install.


I checked the Pi-Star GUI, I could find no editor for the firewall on the Pi-Star  install. I think you could edit the file used to setup the firewall, but I'm going to stop here. Can you guess what the problem is?

Pi-Star is blocking the outbound UDP traffic on ports 62113 and 8413. I just set fire to my Pi-Star install so I could not test further. (not really)

73, Steve N4IRS

On 06/03/2018 12:36 PM, beni@... wrote:
sure, be my guest if you like. Port changed to 62113 by the way and still no connection


Re: Building up a network

Matthew 2E0SIP
 

Good Work Steve, it would have taken me a while to remember Pi-Star drops outbound connections.

For the Pi-Star firewall rules, you can edit it them using the CLI - http://wiki.pistar.uk/Adding_custom_firewall_rules_to_Pi-Star

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