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[IDD #DBI-990675]: IDD for Private Company/Developers

Hi Bryce,

> I'm a private company(/amateur forecaster) and developer looking into
> AWIPS II and obtaining a LDM feed. What are my options for connecting
> to the IDD/LDM network outside of a university setting?

You have a couple of different options:

1) establish your own NOAAPort ingest capability and REQUEST data from
   that ingest machine

2) see if there is a university site participating in the IDD that is
   willing to feed you

> The existing LDM/EDEX server is configured at awips.bellicorp.net with
> an IP of It has been properly configured with reverse DNS
> as the mailing lists suggest based on the errors in the log I've attached.

Very good.  This will make life easier for an upstream site that is
willing to feed you.

> I'm assuming the error here is the fact that my server is not configured
> with at upstream IDD host to allow connections.


> I've left it set as
> idd.unidata.ucar.edu in ldmd.conf. I'm not sure if this is intended to
> be a public upstream host or not.

We operate the top level IDD relay node idd.unidata.ucar.edu to support
the U.S. university community.  We do feed other sites when there is a
measurable benefit to the Unidata community as a whole in providing the

> What do I need to do to have an upstream LDM provide a downstream feed
> to my host?

If you are unable/unwilling to establish your own NOAAPort ingest capability
(which is not all that hard, but requires the installing and maintaining a 
satellite dish), you will have to find an existing IDD participant that has
the datastream(s) that you are interested in and is willing to feed you,
potentially in a quid-pro-quo arrangement.

The best way to see if there is somebody that is willing to feed you is to:

- subscribe to the address@hidden email list that we maintain

  Unidata HomePage

    Support -> Mailing Lists

  Click on the 'show mailing list actions' link for ldm-users and
  subscribe (NB: you must be subscribed to any of the email lists
  we maintain before you can post).

- and/or, subscribe to the address@hidden email list

- post a request for feed(s) to the list(s)

> Thanks in advance.

No worries.


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Ticket Details
Ticket ID: DBI-990675
Department: Support IDD
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed