>From: Gilbert Sebenste <address@hidden> >Organization: UCAR/Unidata >Keywords: 200311241913.hAOJDtEH002777 McIDAS-X MCGUI RTPTSRC Gilbert, >From address@hidden Mon Nov 24 15:30:17 2003 re: plot/contour out of MCGUI >Whenever >I bring up the plot/contour menu, it crashes before I can do anything. It >just hangs the moment I bring the menu up. >From address@hidden Mon Nov 24 15:31:10 2003 >SAO/Metar Plots/Contours menu, sorry. I just did it now and it is hung >hard on weather2. >Ooops... > >Now for some reason, it "unhung" after a minute and started working. I >tried to bring up a surface plot of Illinois. Took forever to do. Then I >asked it to use adde.ucar.edu for the data. Bam. Came up instantly. I just logged onto weather2 and listed out where a McIDAS session will try to get data: cd ~mcidas/workdata dataloc.k LIST Group Name Server IP Address -------------------- ---------------------------------------- AMRC UWAMRC.SSEC.WISC.EDU BLIZZARD ADDE.UCAR.EDU CIMSS ADDE.UCAR.EDU GINICOMP ADDE.UCAR.EDU GINIEAST ADDE.UCAR.EDU GINIWEST ADDE.UCAR.EDU GOESEAST <LOCAL-DATA> ME7 IO.SCA.UQAM.CA MYDATA <LOCAL-DATA> NEXRCOMP WEATHER2.ADMIN.NIU.EDU NOWRAD <LOCAL-DATA> RTGINI ADDE.UCAR.EDU RTGRIDS ADDE.UCAR.EDU RTIMAGES ADDE.UCAR.EDU RTNEXRAD ADDE.UCAR.EDU RTNIDS <LOCAL-DATA> RTNOWRAD WEATHER2.ADMIN.NIU.EDU RTPTSRC WEATHER2.ADMIN.NIU.EDU RTWXTEXT WEATHER2.ADMIN.NIU.EDU TOPO <LOCAL-DATA> <LOCAL-DATA> indicates that data will be accessed from the local data directory. DATALOC -- done This says that it will try to do SAO/METAR plots/contours from data requested from the remote ADDE server on weather2: RTPTSRC WEATHER2.ADMIN.NIU.EDU So, the first thing I looked at was whether or not the remote server was still setup on weather2: > ls /etc/xinetd.d ls: unparsable value for LS_COLORS environment variable chargen daytime echo imaps ktalk services time chargen-udp daytime-udp echo-udp ipop2 pop3s sgi_fam time-udp cups-lpd* dbskkd-cdb imap ipop3 rsync swat Since I don't see any McIDAS ADDE setup files in the /etc/xinetd.d directory, I conclude that the ADDE remote server is no longer setup there. You have two options here: 1) resetup the ADDE remote server on weather2 2) point at weather3 for ADDE datasets that it is hosting The first question I have for you is why you are running McIDAS decoding on more than one machine in your shop? It seems to me to be a waste of resources. Since weather3 is now setup to decode all McIDAS data including GRID, I would simply point at it for your McIDAS data needs: dataloc.k ADD RTPTSRC weather3.admin.niu.edu I just did this on weather2, and it works nicely. Given this, I pointed weather2 at weather3 for all of the ADDE datasets that it has: dataloc.k ADD CIMSS weather3.admin.niu.edu dataloc.k ADD NEXRCOMP weather3.admin.niu.edu dataloc.k ADD RTGRIDS weather3.admin.niu.edu dataloc.k ADD RTIMAGES weather3.admin.niu.edu dataloc.k ADD RTNEXRAD weather3.admin.niu.edu dataloc.k ADD RTWXTEXT weather3.admin.niu.edu Given this, and given that decoding is working nicely on weather3, I would shut off decoding (at least McIDAS decoding) on weather2. But, that is just me... Got to run... Tom
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