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20041104: McIDAS ADDE setup Help (cont.)



>From: "Adam Taylor" <address@hidden>
>Organization: ULM 
>Keywords: 200411031957.iA3JuxvV029184 McIDAS ADDE

Adam,

>There is a firewall on our main campus, that is why you cannot telnet.

OK, there is also a firewall setup on cyclone that does not allow
access through ports McIDAS ADDE uses.

>The output from telnet is a bunch of mcservsh line (something) setenv:
>command not found

I missed this when I glanced at the .mcenv in ~mcidas.  the settings in
the file must be in Bourne/Korn shell syntax:

address@hidden ~]$ cat .mcenv
# Bourne/Korn shell '.mcenv' environment variable definitions for the user
# 'mcadde'

# umask
umask 002

I see that someone changed these to be in Cshell syntax:

# MCHOME
setenv MCHOME /home/mcidas
 ...

I changed these back to Bourne/Korn shell syntax, so the error about
'setenv command not found' will disappear.

>I am using Mcidas MCGUI.

OK.  I see client routing table setup in the /home/mcidas/data/ADDESITE.TXT
file.  You are using the local ADDE interface for some datasets and
the remote one for others:

ADDE_ROUTE_RTWXTEXT=LOCAL-DATA
ADDE_ROUTE_RTGRIDS=LOCAL-DATA
ADDE_ROUTE_AMRC=LOCAL-DATA
ADDE_ROUTE_CIMSS=LOCAL-DATA
ADDE_ROUTE_GINICOMP=LOCAL-DATA
ADDE_ROUTE_GINIEAST=LOCAL-DATA
ADDE_ROUTE_GINIWEST=LOCAL-DATA
ADDE_ROUTE_ME7=LOCAL-DATA
ADDE_ROUTE_RTNEXRAD=LOCAL-DATA
ADDE_ROUTE_TOPO=LOCAL-DATA
ADDE_ROUTE_MYDATA=LOCAL-DATA
ADDE_ROUTE_GOESEAST=LOCAL-DATA
ADDE_ROUTE_RTIMAGES=CYCLONE.GEOS.ULM.EDU
ADDE_ROUTE_RTPTSRC=CYCLONE.GEOS.ULM.EDU
ADDE_ROUTE_NEXRCOMP=CYCLONE.GEOS.ULM.EDU
HOST_CYCLONE.GEOS.ULM.EDU=127.0.0.1

After undoing the Cshell syntax additions to .mcenv, I can list out
data from the remote ADDE interface on cyclone:

address@hidden ~/workdata]$ imglist.k RTIMAGES/GE-IR.ALL
Image file directory listing for:RTIMAGES/GE-IR
 Pos Satellite/         Date       Time      Center   Band(s)
     sensor                                 Lat  Lon
 --- -------------  ------------  --------  ---- ---- ------------
   1  G-12 IMG       1 NOV 04306  01:15:00     0   72 4
   2  G-12 IMG       1 NOV 04306  01:45:00     0   72 4
  ...

This works because localhost is allowed total access to the ports
McIDAS ADDE can/will use.  It will not work if the same access is
tried from a different machine in your same domain or any other
machine accessible by the Internet.  If you want your remote ADDE
server to be accessible from an machine other than cyclone, you will
need to open up access through ports 112, 500, and 503.

>The ADDE error I get with IDV is "Input not in compress format".  I did
>install compress and uncompress. (didn't realize they were not installed)
>still did not fix the problem.

The setup in the 'mcidas' account is now set to use 'gzip' compressed
data transfers.  I am not sure what the default for IDV is (although
I think that the default is to use 'gzip' compressed transfers), but the
problem you were seeing may have been caused by two different things:

- the error in .mcenv
- compress and uncompress not being found (not likely if the default for
  IDV is to use gzip transfers)

>Using the MCGUI I can SEE the data sets and says that I have images
>available but when I try to open them in either MCGUI or IDV(from ADDE), I
>get nothing showing up in MCGUI and IDV says there are no data sets.

The only thing I can think of here is that you did listings for datasets
that were accessible through LOCAL-DATA access, and you tried to display
images from a dataset(s) that the client routing table had setup to
use remote ADDE access:

LOCAL-DATA access datasets from /home/mcidas/data/ADDESITE.TXT:

ADDE_ROUTE_RTWXTEXT=LOCAL-DATA
ADDE_ROUTE_RTGRIDS=LOCAL-DATA
ADDE_ROUTE_AMRC=LOCAL-DATA
ADDE_ROUTE_CIMSS=LOCAL-DATA
ADDE_ROUTE_GINICOMP=LOCAL-DATA
ADDE_ROUTE_GINIEAST=LOCAL-DATA
ADDE_ROUTE_GINIWEST=LOCAL-DATA
ADDE_ROUTE_ME7=LOCAL-DATA
ADDE_ROUTE_RTNEXRAD=LOCAL-DATA
ADDE_ROUTE_TOPO=LOCAL-DATA
ADDE_ROUTE_MYDATA=LOCAL-DATA
ADDE_ROUTE_GOESEAST=LOCAL-DATA

remote ADDE access datasets from /home/mcidas/data/ADDESITE.TXT:

ADDE_ROUTE_RTIMAGES=CYCLONE.GEOS.ULM.EDU
ADDE_ROUTE_RTPTSRC=CYCLONE.GEOS.ULM.EDU
ADDE_ROUTE_NEXRCOMP=CYCLONE.GEOS.ULM.EDU

I strongly recommend that, after you verify that you can access images
in say the RTIMAGES dataset, that you change access in McIDAS to the
remote ADDE interface:

DATALOC ADD RTWXTEXT CYCLONE.GEOS.ULM.EDU
DATALOC ADD RTGRIDS  CYCLONE.GEOS.ULM.EDU
DATALOC ADD CIMSS    CYCLONE.GEOS.ULM.EDU
DATALOC ADD GINICOMP CYCLONE.GEOS.ULM.EDU
DATALOC ADD GINIEAST CYCLONE.GEOS.ULM.EDU
DATALOC ADD GINIWEST CYCLONE.GEOS.ULM.EDU

and

DATALOC ADD AMRC AMRC.SSEC.WISC.EDU
DATALOC ADD GOESEAST UNIDATA2.SSEC.WISC.EDU

This makes setting up non-mcidas user accounts a snap.

IDV will use the remote ADDE access, so fixing the problem in .mcenv
should allow it to access the datasets that were setup.  The only other
thing I can add about the MCGUI is you must start a session that has at
least 17 frames since single image loads are done in frame 11.  I must
add that the error in .mcenv would be a show stopper for all access
to the remote ADDE intervace on cyclone.

>I used
>menu Information and then data availability and it shows me that there are
>images there.  However neither MCGUI or IDV(using ADDE) can see them.
>
>I just can't seem to figure out what is the heck is going on.  As far as I
>know I have everytime set up correctly.  But apparently something is still
>screwed up.
>HELP!!!

It looks like one problem was in .mcenv.  The next problem you will face
is the firewall setup on cyclone.  I can change this to what we use
here in the UPC if you like.  Please let me know.

>Thanks

No worries.

Cheers,

Tom
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>From address@hidden  Thu Nov  4 16:41:28 2004

The entire thing seems to be working now.  IDV can see all data sets and so
can mcidas.  It was the .mcenv that was causing the problems.  I got
confused when the .mcenv was in the korn/Bourne shell but my account was in
the C shell.  That's why I changed it. Woops!!

Thanks a ton

Adam Taylor


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