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[McIDAS #VZA-525318]: [mcidas-x] DSINFO command hangs indefinately

Hi JoÃo,

> I got my McIDAS from the following site:
> http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/mcidas/software/x/

OK, thanks for providing this information.  This means that you/your site
must be a member in good standing of the MUG.  Because of that status,
you can, if you like, get the Unidata McIDAS-X distribution (in addition
to or in place of the SSEC version).  The Unidata distribution is a little
different than the SSEC version in that it contains some additional programs,
is supported on more platforms, and has some features that were never
adopted into the SSEC distribution.

> We are a meteorology company born and situated inside UFRJ (Universidade
> Federal do Rio de Janeiro - Federal Universitiy of Rio de Janeiro). We have
> a partnership with LAB2m (http://lab2m.coppe.ufrj.br/) which has inspired
> us in the use of McIDAS.

Very good.  I have had interactions with one or more folks from COPPE in the

> Most importantly we intend on hosting a LDM server
> and sharing our own weather data with the unidata network.


> For this all to
> happen, I am learning to use the tools of the trade, McIDAS being one of
> them.


> About the link mentioned in the last email, I am sorry, I just found out
> that my VM does not use the same clipboard as the host machine.
> The correct link would be:
> http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/mcidas/doc/users_guide/2009.1/intro-35.html
> Use of the DATALOC LIST command renders:
> Group Name                    Server IP Address
> --------------------         ----------------------------------------
> BLIZZARD           
> <LOCAL-DATA> indicates that data will be accessed from the local data
> directory.
> DATALOC -- done

OK, this is definitely a machine at SSEC:

% nslookup

Non-authoritative answer:    name = wimpy.ssec.wisc.edu.

Authoritative answers can be found from:
109.104.128.in-addr.arpa        nameserver = dns.cs.wisc.edu.
109.104.128.in-addr.arpa        nameserver = dns1.ssec.wisc.edu.
109.104.128.in-addr.arpa        nameserver = dns2.ssec.wisc.edu.
dns.cs.wisc.edu internet address =
dns1.ssec.wisc.edu      internet address =
dns1.ssec.wisc.edu      has AAAA address 2607:f388:1090::4
dns2.ssec.wisc.edu      internet address =
dns2.ssec.wisc.edu      has AAAA address 2607:f388:1090::5

I just pointed at this machine and ran the same command that seemed
to be hanging for you, and I had no problems:


Group Name                    Server IP Address
--------------------         ----------------------------------------

<LOCAL-DATA> indicates that data will be accessed from the local data directory.
DATALOC -- done

        Dataset Names of Type: IMAGE in Group: BLIZZARD

Name         NumPos   Content
------------ ------   --------------------------------------
G7-IR-4K         3    Storm of the Century G7 IR
G7-VIS-1K        1    Storm of the Century G7 1K
G7-VIS-4K        3    Storm of the Century G7 VIS
G7-VIS-FD        1    Storm of the Century G7 16K
IMAGES          14    Storm of the Century All Images
M3-IR            3    Storm of the Century M3 IR
M3-VIS           3    Storm of the Century M3 VIS

DSINFO -- done

To investigate this further, please try the following:

- from a Linux terminal window try:

telnet 112

  This should contact the ADDE server that is listening on port
  112 on  If things are working correctly, you
  should get a response that looks like:

% telnet 112
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.

  If you get this, you will need to terminate the connection with
  a CTRL-C.  It will also mean that you can contact the ADDE server
  and that your DSINFO invocation should work.

> Thanks

No worries.


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Ticket Details
Ticket ID: VZA-525318
Department: Support McIDAS
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed

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