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Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi

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Re: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi

Post by freddie » Mon 04 Feb 2019 7:12 pm

Which build have you installed? Prior to 3044 there was a requirement to have a web socket port open too - I think it was 8002.

Having said that, it's not a good idea to open ports to your interface, as anyone and everyone can access your installation, change your configuration, find/change your passwords, (insert other bad things here)
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Re: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi

Post by benjy » Mon 04 Feb 2019 8:23 pm

freddie wrote:
Mon 04 Feb 2019 7:12 pm
Which build have you installed? Prior to 3044 there was a requirement to have a web socket port open too - I think it was 8002.

Having said that, it's not a good idea to open ports to your interface, as anyone and everyone can access your installation, change your configuration, find/change your passwords, (insert other bad things here)
Thank you for your prompt reply. I did follow the instructions to open port 8002 too, but I have no idea what it was for? I have set a password on the pi. Can I ask how else to keep my setup secure?

The build I have used is the 3043, is it easy to replace 3043 with 3047 without going through the process above again? And I don't really know what a web socket port is and how to configure it. Thank you for your help.

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Re: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi

Post by freddie » Mon 04 Feb 2019 8:43 pm

benjy wrote:
Mon 04 Feb 2019 8:23 pm
Can I ask how else to keep my setup secure?

The build I have used is the 3043, is it easy to replace 3043 with 3047 without going through the process above again? And I don't really know what a web socket port is and how to configure it. Thank you for your help.
Have a read through the Wiki and it shows you how to set up a web site. I really would discourage exposing your interface to the Internet - just access it from your local network. If follow that advice then you don't need to worry about making the web sockets available.

Best way to upgrade is to unzip the install file and then copy everything across to your installation - but NOT the "web" folder once you have started to create your own web site.

If you don't mind me asking, why did you install 3043? Did you download it a while ago, or was it the first link to a download that you found on this site? Or did you find through Google?

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Re: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi

Post by benjy » Mon 04 Feb 2019 9:30 pm

freddie wrote:
Mon 04 Feb 2019 8:43 pm
benjy wrote:
Mon 04 Feb 2019 8:23 pm
Can I ask how else to keep my setup secure?

The build I have used is the 3043, is it easy to replace 3043 with 3047 without going through the process above again? And I don't really know what a web socket port is and how to configure it. Thank you for your help.
Have a read through the Wiki and it shows you how to set up a web site. I really would discourage exposing your interface to the Internet - just access it from your local network. If follow that advice then you don't need to worry about making the web sockets available.

Best way to upgrade is to unzip the install file and then copy everything across to your installation - but NOT the "web" folder once you have started to create your own web site.

If you don't mind me asking, why did you install 3043? Did you download it a while ago, or was it the first link to a download that you found on this site? Or did you find through Google?

Thanks,
Yes I downloaded it from this forum last month. I will have ago at the upgrade see if the data from the station goes live.
I would have liked to have been able to access the live weather from the station when away from home, but I'm rather concerned now you mention risk exposing it to the web.
Thanks again.

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Re: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi

Post by benjy » Mon 04 Feb 2019 10:14 pm

Just checked when I downloaded the 3043 build it was 11 Dec 2018. If that helps. I would have downloaded the newer build but didn't check the build numbers before using the original download. But anybody coming to this page afresh would see the new version at the top.
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Re: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi

Post by freddie » Mon 04 Feb 2019 10:15 pm

benjy wrote:
Mon 04 Feb 2019 9:30 pm
Yes I downloaded it from this forum last month. I will have ago at the upgrade see if the data from the station goes live.
I would have liked to have been able to access the live weather from the station when away from home, but I'm rather concerned now you mention risk exposing it to the web.
Build 3046 has been available since the beginning of January. Just curious that you found and downloaded 3043, as we may not be making the latest download visible enough.

You can access the live data by setting up a web site. This could be on the same system as Cumulus, and you could open a port to that. It should be do-able by having a quick read of the Wiki, or perhaps asking other users on here.
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Re: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi

Post by benjy » Mon 04 Feb 2019 10:24 pm

I thought I'd give it one last look: typed in the IP address and port 8998 into the browser and this time all the parameters are working. Can only put it down to a rather aggressive switch off of the pi without shutting it down last night when I gave up. :oops:

I wasn't really looking forward to wiping the SD card and reinstalling noobs. :groan: (I'm sure there are other ways but not understanding how it all works means back to the start...) :oops:

So grateful to this thread, the display on the N96GY is so not user friendly, being about to see the weather parameters live with a GUI in browser is so much easier. :)

Still wish I could share my data with weather underground users, and be able to see my station while away. These fine offset stations are the best/cheapest stations I have ever owned that are close to being spot on. If anyone on the forum doesn't mind helping a newbie in the right direction with connecting up to weather underground without leaving my network open to being hacked I'd be delighted. I'm sure there would be others asking the same questions. Cheers.

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Re: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi

Post by dazza1223 » Mon 04 Feb 2019 10:30 pm

sorry to jump in..... but how are you starting CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi is it like this


sudo mono CumulusMX.exe -port 8998 ?

then http://ip:8998
Have fun and keep learning

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Re: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi

Post by freddie » Mon 04 Feb 2019 10:53 pm

benjy wrote:
Mon 04 Feb 2019 10:24 pm
I thought I'd give it one last look: typed in the IP address and port 8998 into the browser and this time all the parameters are working.
Excellent news :-)
benjy wrote:
Mon 04 Feb 2019 10:24 pm
Still wish I could share my data with weather underground users, and be able to see my station while away.
That's the sort of thing that Cumulus is made for. On your interface, go to the Settings menu, then the Internet Settings submenu. Scroll down to the Weather Underground section and enter your WU details there. Then Cumulus will push your data to WU. No security risk, no ports to open.
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Re: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi

Post by benjy » Mon 04 Feb 2019 10:57 pm

freddie wrote:
Mon 04 Feb 2019 10:53 pm
benjy wrote:
Mon 04 Feb 2019 10:24 pm
I thought I'd give it one last look: typed in the IP address and port 8998 into the browser and this time all the parameters are working.
Excellent news :-)
benjy wrote:
Mon 04 Feb 2019 10:24 pm
Still wish I could share my data with weather underground users, and be able to see my station while away.
That's the sort of thing that Cumulus is made for. On your interface, go to the Settings menu, then the Internet Settings submenu. Scroll down to the Weather Underground section and enter your WU details there. Then Cumulus will push your data to WU. No security risk, no ports to open.
Thanks Freddie. I'm going to give it ago now, already have a weather underground account setup, I'll give it a go! Thanks again for all your help.

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Re: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi

Post by benjy » Sun 17 Feb 2019 3:17 pm

All been going well both viewing data on Cumulus MX on my home network viewing through browser and pushing out to weather underground until a few days ago when it just stopped.

I rebooted the pi, still no joy, then pulled out the USB cable and after about 10 mins it was all working again. Today same thing has happened but no joy so far with getting data back.

All the Cumulus MX weather parameters read as --.-- after pulling the USB and refreshing the browser it had changed from --.--c to 0.0c for temp and 0's for all other parameters but still no actual readings. Does anyone know what could be causing it?

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Re: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi

Post by freddie » Sun 17 Feb 2019 3:22 pm

Could you please zip up your MXDiags folder and post it on here.
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Re: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi

Post by benjy » Sun 17 Feb 2019 3:39 pm

Thanks Freddie
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Re: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi

Post by freddie » Sun 17 Feb 2019 4:03 pm

Looks as if Cumulus is connecting to your station, but can't download data. Your station may need resetting. If you are going to perform a reset, I would suggest upgrading to MX build 3047 too, as that contains fixes for Fine Offset stations.
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Re: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi

Post by benjy » Sun 17 Feb 2019 4:30 pm

Thanks Freddie. To replace the Cumulus version without my no-doubt unnecessary overkill method of stripping everything off the pi and reinstalling noobs from scratch is there a way of just using a command to update cumulus. :oops: Don't laugh. :oops: :lol: Got myself another pi to learn some coding and how to use it correctly.

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