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20050518: WMO feed being generated on magic.ocs.ou.edu



>From: "Mark J. Laufersweiler" <address@hidden>
>Organization: OU
>Keywords: 200505190416.j4J4GsP3013540 IDD

Hi Jared,

It has come to our attention that the machine magic.ocs.ou.edu is
feeding an IDD relay machine at OU, stokes.metr.ou.edu (stokes is
maintained by Mark Lauferswiler <address@hidden>).

stokes.metr.ou.edu is requesting all data from the IDS|DDPLUS|PPS and
HDS feedtypes from magic.ocs.ou.edu using the following request
lines:

(from ~ldm/etc/ldmd.conf on stokes.metr.ou.edu)

# local requests
request         IDS|DDPLUS|PPS  ".*"    magic.ocs.ou.edu ALTERNATE
request         HDS             ".*"    magic.ocs.ou.edu ALTERNATE

The problem is that the products that stokes.metr.ou.edu is getting
with these requests are labled using the compound feed type WMO.
Tagging products with WMO makes requests for IDS, DDS, PPS, HDS and
DDPLUS all match those products.  Each simple feedtype is represented
by a single bit in a 32-bit word; compound feed types (DDPLUS in this
case) contain all bits from the feedtypes it represents.  WMO is a
compound feed type that represents the union of IDS, DDS, PPS, and HDS;
DDPLUS is a compound feed type that represents DDS and PPS.

IDS|DDPLUS|PPS and HDS products being ingested from magic.ocs.ou.edu on
stokes and labeled as WMO are effectively "advertising" themselves to
be IDS, DDS, PPS, and HDS products all at the same time.  Given this,
any machines requesting any of the IDS, DDS, PPS, HDS, DDPLUS or WMO
feeds from stokes will receive all products labled as WMO that are
originating from magic.ocs.ou.edu.  This is a very bad situation for
the IDD!  We strongly recommend that products _never_ be labled using a
compound feed type.

Also it is very likely that the process you have that is inserting the
products into your LDM queue is not calculating MD5 checksums (the
unique signature for IDD products) in the same was as the "official"
machines populating IDD datastreams.  This is also a bad situation when
the mislabeled products have the chance of getting relayed in the IDD.

We would greatly appreciate if you would change your labeling of
products from WMO to appropriate, simple IDD feedtypes as soon as
possible.  If this is not possible, we will need to ask Mark to either
stop ingesting data from magic.ocs.ou.edu or to stop feeding downstream
IDD nodes.  We do not like either of these two options, however.

Thanks in advance for help us out of the situation we are faced with!

Cheers,

Tom Yoksas

Mark Lauferswiler wrote:

>Magic is the Oklahoma Climate Survey ldm that is fed off their
>NOAAPort. I have CC'd my contact for their server, Jared Bostic.
>
>You can check the ldmd.conf for Stokes at
>http://stokes.metr.ou.edu/etc to see how I request the feed.
>
>As I understand it, magic is my alternate feed for all but NIDS,
>where it is the primary.
>
>Any questions regarding their setup are best directed to Jared.
>
>mjl
>
>
>On Wed, 18 May 2005, Tom Yoksas wrote:
>
>> >From:  Jeff Weber <address@hidden>
>> >Organization:  OU
>> >Keywords:  200505182256.j4IMuTTm007093
>>
>> Hi Mark,
>>
>> Just to augment Jeff's note.  On April 29, stokes started receiving
>> a significantly increased volume of data tagged as WMO.  Please
>> see:
>>
>> http://my.unidata.ucar.edu/cgi-bin/rtstats/iddstats_vol_nc1?WMO+stokes.metr.
> ou.edu+-b%2086400
>>
>> Stokes is getting this data from magic.ocs.ou.edu.
>>
>> Is magic.ocs.ou.edu a NOAAPORT ingest box (if yes, whose)?  If yes, it
>> is labeling data using the WMO feedtype "incorrectly".  I say
>> incorrectly since stokes is receiving the data and then relaying it to
>> several downstreams in the IDD:
>>
>> twister.sbs.ohio-state.edu
>> bergeron.rnet.missouri.edu
>> tornado.geos.ulm.edu
>>
>> Can you help us find out who manages magic.ocs.ou.edu; to verify
>> that they started inserting 'WMO'-tagged data at the end of April;
>> that you are requesting it; and that it is leaking out into the IDD?
>>
>> Thanks in advance...
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Tom
>>
>> Jeff Weber wrote:
>>
>> >Are you guys doing anythinhg unique with the WMO feed from stokes..?
>> >
>> >Note:
>> >
>> >http://my.unidata.ucar.edu/cgi-bin/rtstats/iddstats_vol_nc?WMO+stokes.metr.
> ou.
>> > edu
>> >
>> >
>> >vs
>> >
>> >http://my.unidata.ucar.edu/cgi-bin/rtstats/iddstats_vol_nc?WMO+chisel.rap.u
> car
>> > .edu
>> >
>> >
>> >Your volume is MUCH larger...
>> >
>> >Curious,
>> >
>> >Jeff
>> >---------------------------------------------------------------------
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>> >University Corp for Atmospheric Research      3300 Mitchell Ln       :
>> >http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/staff/jweber      Boulder,Co 80307-3000  :
>> >---------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Tom
>
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