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9243 release
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New Ventana 4.8.1.0.9239
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05-19-2018, 09:48 PM
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Big Changes
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Firmware Downloads
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Proposed road map
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Ventana boards are just t...
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Anyone have a way to reco...
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Release of 4.8.0.0-9165
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Release 4.8.1.0.9201
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Relase of 4.8.1.0.9199
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  9243 release
Posted by: lonnie - Yesterday, 09:22 AM - Forum: StarOS(tm) Releases - No Replies

http://files.star-os.com/

I have built a new release that tries to be a bit less obtrusive in the face of noise.  It still senses too much noise and still does a radio reset but it does not rip up the IP infrastructure and rebuild it, which is what a full activate does.

Please try this out and let me know if it survives in the real world.  It has done real well here, but this is nothing compared to the environment you will be facing outdoors.

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  New Ventana 4.8.1.0.9239
Posted by: lonnie - 05-13-2018, 11:39 PM - Forum: StarOS(tm) Releases - Replies (2)

http://files.star-os.com/

This is for the Ventana only.  I have focused on it in order to maximize my efforts.  There is a saying about chasing more than 1 rabbit and you will not catch either of them.

I have imported some patches for improved stability.  I see 60 mbps to 70 mbps.  Please use this version moving forward.  I have run iperf tests in bidirectional mode (simultaneous tx and rx) using 2 cards in the following configurations:

1. 2 cards at 2 GHz to 2 War1B clients.  Channel 2 and Channel 10.  Each test gives 60 to 70 mbps for a total of 120 to 140 mbps.
2. 2 cards at 2 GHz to 3 War1B clients.  Channel 6.  Each test varies but the total is between 40 and 60 mbps
3. 2 cards, 1 at 2 GHz and 1 at 5 GHz to War1B clients.  Channel 2 and Channel 132.  The 2 GHz test gives 60 to 70 mbps and the 5 GHz test gives 40 to 50 mbps for a total of 80 to 110 mbps;

I have run each test for in excess of 24 hours and, in my environment at least, they have been solid.  Note that all the clients were NOT using this version but instead a mix of older releases.  This shows that the Clients are not an issue with the stall problem and that the War1B is an excellent Client.

I have re-purposed the ping watchdog so that it functions as a watchdog that activates rather than a reboot.  NOTE: This means that if you were using the ping watchdog to reboot it will now not do that, and instead will do a radio activate.  This seems like a better solution than a full reboot.

One issue which is annoying but not a showstopper, is that the ssh session will sometimes quit or stall.

   
   
   

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  Big Changes
Posted by: lonnie - 04-27-2018, 09:56 PM - Forum: Forum Announcements - No Replies

In order to satisfy PayPal I was required to have TLS 1.2 and the server was built with a very old Ubuntu (pre 12) and unfortunately a more modern openssl was not available for it.

The cure was to build up a new Server with Ubuntu 16.04 and that process is now done.  It was time.

1.  License Keys was the hardest to move because of of the new libraries.  The license generator C++ code had to be modified and updated.  Now it should be ready another 5 to 10 years.  I also fixed that annoying spinner and Dismiss button not working issue.  I had thought it was because Flash is being fazed out but it turned out the be an even simpler problem.  One of the javascript files was no longer offered for download so the website was not getting the files it required.

2. This Support Forums has been changed over to MyBB.  I was in the process of re-installing vBulletin on this new server and was backing up and restoring the database when, for some reason the new Forums AND the old suddenly were showing a database error.  That was simply not possible for the old site because I most certainly did not modify anything on the old site.  As near as I can figure, the company locked out both Forums because I only have a license for a single domain.  Thanks, if that was the reason.  Anyway, MyBB was very good at importing the old site and I finally got the passwords going, so now you should be able to login with your old password.

3. star-os.com is using Wordpress and it was a piece of cake to move it.  In the process I cleaned up the Menus.  When I get some time I'll also clean up some the 5 year old "news" items.

4. I have added Filegator to handle downloads again.  It is available from the star-os.com menu or simply files.star-os.com.

5. Overall, the new site is way faster, as it has more memory and uses SSD drives.

6.  It has been a learning experience and I will say I now pretty good at moving databases.

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  Firmware Downloads
Posted by: ninedd - 02-28-2018, 09:38 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (4)

Where are the firmware downloads? The files.staros.com only has a few, and all the older links I can find to dropbox or wherever are not working.

I'm looking for X86-SERVER versions - we have VDS's that don't work, and we're thinking it might be due to firmware version mismatches. So, I'm looking for 4.2.3-SERVER and others. Does anyone have all the StarOS firmwares archived?

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  Ventana boards are just too darn expensive
Posted by: go.fast - 02-23-2018, 11:12 PM - Forum: WAR Board -- Wireless Advanced Router - Replies (11)

Way over priced. Lonnie, can't you do anything about this?
Do you have a different board that is less expensive?
MT boards are way less expensive.

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  Anyone have a way to recover serial numbers from units in the field?
Posted by: David L. Vrablic - 02-06-2018, 11:38 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

I am updating inventory list and it would be nice to automate.
I suspect it is going to involve SNMP and most likely Linux.
It has been awhile since I have delved into that world but if that is what
it takes I will just have to do it.

Any suggestions?

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  Release 4.8.1.0.9201
Posted by: lonnie - 12-14-2017, 10:20 AM - Forum: StarOS(tm) Releases - No Replies

https://cp.sync.com/dl/c25e55800#c4trwcp...u-6itwr8dw

I have reverted some patches for improved stability, at some expense to throughput. I see 60 mbps as opposed to 70 mbps. Please use this version moving forward. EDIT -- The difference in throughput is in fact due to the difference of the Ventana versus the War1B, which is quite reasonable.

I have re-purposed the ping watchdog so that it functions as a watchdog that activates rather than a reboot. NOTE: This means that if you were using the ping watchdog to reboot it will now not do that, and instead will do a radio activate.

This is a temporary solution to the AP stall that seems to have not been fixed. It will allow this release to be used and you should not have to babysit your system looking for stalled AP units.

I am working on an automated system to use the association list and do an activate if needed. This will free up the ping watchdog to do a reboot which is a handy recovery tool.

There is a limitation of only monitoring a single IP, so you will need to choose one that seems to always get stalled, and note this is ONLY for the AP side, since it has been shown that nothing on the client will bring it back, even a reboot. It requires the AP to be activated.

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  Relase of 4.8.1.0.9199
Posted by: lonnie - 12-14-2017, 02:18 AM - Forum: StarOS(tm) Releases - No Replies

Link removed. Please use the 9201 release

I have re-purposed the ping watchdog so that it functions as a watchdog that activates rather than a reboot. NOTE: This means that if you were using the ping watchdog to reboot it will now not do that, and instead will do a radio activate.

This is a temporary solution to the AP stall that seems to have not been fixed. It will allow this release to be used and you should not have to babysit your system looking for stalled AP units.

I am working on an automated system to use the association list and do an activate if needed. This will free up the ping watchdog to do a reboot which is a handy recovery tool.

There is a limitation of only monitoring a single IP, so you will need to choose one that seems to always get stalled, and note this is ONLY for the AP side, since it has been shown that nothing on the client will bring it back, even a reboot. It requires the AP to be activated.

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  Release of 4.8.0.0-9165
Posted by: lonnie - 12-05-2017, 04:28 AM - Forum: StarOS(tm) Releases - Replies (36)

https://cp.sync.com/dl/cd6ca2010#q92cpba...g-4xnvbz2q

The recent soul searching has paid off. I truly believe the driver is fixed for the AP stall condition and I have some other ideas to improve stability and performance.

This new release has all of the old features that people have come to expect. Licensed frequencies, 5 & 10 MHz channel widths AND sync now works again. The site survey has issues and mostly does not work, but is being investigated.

I have done some brutal testing. The AP is a Ventana. I have a war1b client and an APU client. Each client is running a bidirectional iperf test (simultaneous rx and tx), in a 10 MHz channel in the 2.4 GHz band. The tests have run for 16 hours and show no indication of problems whereas at the start I was seeing a 10 minute lockup using 10 MHz. Eventually this reached 3 hours and then I recoded some driver parts and it now runs for 16+ hours.

This new firmware "might" still show some issue later, to be discovered, but for now I consider it to be the best available firmware and would ask people to give it a test on some troublesome sites and report back to me.

I apologize for the trouble, but I had been working very hard doing what I thought was correct. That is now behind me, and I hope to gain your trust back.

This new release is considered very complete except for the site survey. Unfortunately the APU and other platforms have not been built for this release. Each one will take about 2 days of work and testing to update the kernel and the driver, so please be patient and test what I have done so far.

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  Policy Routing
Posted by: therealboss - 12-04-2017, 04:12 AM - Forum: StarOS(tm) - No Replies

I'm looking for some help in setting up Policy Routing, StarOS server with 5 ethernet ports.

Port1 = Feed1
Port2 = Not used
Port3 = Feed2
Port4 = Not used
Port4 = LAN


Any experts there that can help out?


Willing to pay for the right person to help me out.

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