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wunderground problem?

Post by gluepack » Sat 12 Mar 2016 9:44 pm

I've been too busy to do anything about it but my webcam upload to Weather Underground has been failing for a few days. I have been using IP address 38.102.137.106 since time immemorial with only the rare problem, invariably caused by something at their end, and the image is picked up by half a dozen other webcam hosts from there.
When I edit it in WU, there is a comment "You'll need to set your camera to upload to: "webcam.wunderground.com"." Is that new? Is it the same IP address anyway? Have they changed the process?
All my camera tells me is "Cannot connect to FTP server."
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Re: wunderground problem?

Post by jpsc » Mon 14 Mar 2016 1:43 am

I use

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curl -u ccccccccc:pppppppppp -T /mnt/SSD/www/webcam/low-res.jpg ftp://webcam.wunderground.com
for what it's worth, set up recently from WU instruction page
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Re: wunderground problem?

Post by freddie » Mon 14 Mar 2016 11:49 am

gluepack wrote:"You'll need to set your camera to upload to: "webcam.wunderground.com"." Is that new? Is it the same IP address anyway? Have they changed the process?
webcam.wunderground.com resolves to 3 IP addresses - 54.148.11.142, 52.37.52.183, 52.36.136.128 - none of which match the one you provided. It is always safest not to use the IP address as they can (and do) change without notice.
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Re: wunderground problem?

Post by gluepack » Wed 16 Mar 2016 9:54 pm

Thanks freddie, the first of those IP addresses appears to work. However, I'm pretty sure that it is the first time in four years that I have had to change the IP address.

Oh and wow! (unrelated but) those nuts at hostpapa seem to have resolved my 504's again. This time without me having to bother to talk to them, so I have my website back.
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Re: wunderground problem?

Post by freddie » Wed 16 Mar 2016 10:46 pm

gluepack wrote:Thanks freddie, the first of those IP addresses appears to work.
If you use the hostname then you don't need to worry about whether the IP addresses work - it will all be done automagically behind the scenes (by your DNS resolver)
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Re: wunderground problem?

Post by gluepack » Thu 17 Mar 2016 8:45 pm

Well, I had already tried their recommended address webcam.wunderground.com and it didn't work.
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Re: wunderground problem?

Post by freddie » Thu 17 Mar 2016 11:01 pm

gluepack wrote:Well, I had already tried their recommended address webcam.wunderground.com and it didn't work.
That suggests a problem with the DNS resolver on your system. Is it configured to point to a DNS server somewhere? You could try pinging some hostnames that you know are up, and see if they are resolved correctly.
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Re: wunderground problem?

Post by gluepack » Fri 18 Mar 2016 8:33 pm

Where is the "DNS resolver?"
My camera talks directly to wunderground (albeit through a TPLink TL-WR340G and a Micro Tik HG5 to get to my ISP).

Out of interest, if I ping webcam.wunderground.com, it shows 52.37.52.183 and the requests time out but then...
...if I ping ibm.com (129.48.32.1) the same thing and if I ping www.ibm.com (104.86.226.41) it is fine.
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