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Offline quailvalleywx

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Webcam FTP server status
« on: October 30, 2018, 11:15:13 AM »
I keep a log file of WU webcam ftp activity and check it periodically.  WU's 3 ftp servers are generally much more reliable than a ~year ago but still have occasional problems.  If I see problems identified in the log file I'll post them here for information and hopefully subsequent resolution by WU.
To start it off - (52.36.136.128) has been down since Oct 25th ~20:00 GMT with can't connect to remote host: Connection refused.  Other two ftp servers are OK.

Offline galfert

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Re: Webcam FTP server status
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2018, 01:45:08 PM »
In case anyone is wondering

WU camera FTP address:
webcam.wunderground.com

DNS resolves to:
52.36.136.128
54.148.11.142
52.37.52.183

But I ask why use or specify one of those IP addresses instead of using the domain name which is set up for Round-Robin? If you happen to be using the full domain name end up with a DNS query and get the failed server's IP it will fail but then on your next try it should hopefully work. But if there is a server that is down for good then WU should remove that bad address from the Round-Robin DNS lookup results.

« Last Edit: October 30, 2018, 01:56:12 PM by galfert »
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Offline quailvalleywx

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Re: Webcam FTP server status
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2018, 05:08:47 PM »
Nov 5th ~17:00 GMT - 52.36.136.128 is back up.  All 3 ftp webcam servers running.

Offline quailvalleywx

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Re: Webcam FTP server status
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2018, 08:29:44 PM »
Nov. 23 ~23:30 GMT,  ftp server 54.148.11.142 is down again with what appears to be its usual failure mode (disk full?).  Other 2 ftp servers are running fine.

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Re: Webcam FTP server status
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2018, 05:08:26 PM »
Back to 100% as of Nov 28, 18:30 GMT:
52.36.136.128 - OK
54.148.11.142 - OK
52.37.52.183 - OK