I'm using piaware as my dump how would I add planefinder as a feed.

tgo

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I already feed 3 other sites using the piaware as my base dump, the other sites all play nicely together.

Is it possible to add planefinder as a feed too, using the existing dump and not losing the functionality to the other fed sites?

If it is, what do I need to doto achieve that.

I don't need to know about VNC/SSH/Pi setup as the system is already set, I just need to know what to install to feed without disturbing the existing sites, thanks.
 

tgo

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Thank you, set up, not seeing anything yet, how long to see a result?

Bit confused about this bit.

This will open a new page. On this page enter:
Receiver Data Format: Beast
How are you connecting to your receiver: Network
IP Address: 127.0.0.1
Port Number: 30005
Click "Complete configuration"

Specifically the 127.0.0.1

Shouldn't that be the Pi ip address?
 

tgo

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Hrmm my receivers show as 'inactive' and 'no data received' do PF need to turn something on?or did I do my config wrong?
 

ab cd

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Bit confused about this bit.
Specifically the 127.0.0.1

Shouldn't that be the Pi ip address?
Since planefinder feeder (pfclient) and the data source (dump1090) are both on same computer (RPi), the IP address should be IP of RPi, which may change everytime the router restarts, requiring to reconfigure. To overcome this, an ip address 127.0.0.1 is used which tells RPi to use its own IP whatever it is.
 
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ab cd

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Hrmm my receivers show as 'inactive' and 'no data received' do PF need to turn something on?or did I do my config wrong?
Give these commands and post output:

Code:
sudo systemctl restart pfclient  
sudo systemctl status pfclient
 

tgo

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Here we go.

* pfclient.service - LSB: planefinder.net ads-b decoder
Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/pfclient; generated)
Active: active (running) since Fri 2020-02-21 13:23:33 GMT; 10s ago
Docs: man:systemd-sysv-generator(8)
Process: 6699 ExecStart=/etc/init.d/pfclient start (code=exited, status=0/SUCC
Tasks: 8 (limit: 4915)
Memory: 1.5M
CGroup: /system.slice/pfclient.service
`-6705 /usr/bin/pfclient -d -i /var/run/pfclient.pid -z /etc/pfclient

Feb 21 13:23:33 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Starting LSB: planefinder.net ads-b deco
Feb 21 13:23:33 raspberrypi pfclient[6699]: Starting pfclient: pfclient.
Feb 21 13:23:33 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Started LSB: planefinder.net ads-b decod
lines 1-13/13 (END)
 

tgo

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I'll add that in stats now, It's saying.

Total data sent to Plane Finder

7.641KB (0KB previously)

Which I'm hoping means it's now doing something.

As an aside, this will auto start each time the Pi is rebooted yes?
 

tgo

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Nothing showing on live view, my receivers page still says 'inactive' no data received, this screenshot only show this, what has gone wrong?


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ab cd

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In your Desktop/laptop's browser go to this address:
IP-of-Pi:30053

Do you see a map with planes?

On the top of map there is menu
2D Map, 3D Map, Data View, Log View, etc
Click on Log View tab. What do you see?

I see this:

20200221_143911.jpg
 

tgo

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Mine is completely blank, no planes on the 2d map either.

Uptime shows as: 6hrs 45 and data sent 883.5k, zero planes, zero packets

It's odd because the other sites are still working ok
 
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ab cd

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Maybe you have made some typo mistake in configuration. For example often people type port number as 3005 instead of 30005 (one zero less)

Reconfigure. Have you saved sharing key somewhere? You will need it for reconfiguring.
The reconfigure tab is last tab on right in menu of page ip-of-pi:30053
 

tgo

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resetting now :oops:

(although in fairness your instruction post shows both port numbers which is confusing)

PF Client web interfaces:
After SETUP is complete and pfclient is up & running, you can see following in your computer's browser.
http:// <ip-address-of-RPi>:30053/map.html (shows planes on Google Map)
http:// <ip-address-of-RPi>:30053/stats.html (shows stats of your receiver)
http:// <ip-address-of-RPi>:30053/logs.html (shows logs of your receiver)
 
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tgo

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I'm seeing planes on the 2d map right away.

I think we've cracked it, all stats are showing now.

Thank you for your help.
 
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ab cd

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resetting now :oops:

(although in fairness your instruction post shows both port numbers which is confusing)

PF Client web interfaces:
After SETUP is complete and pfclient is up & running, you can see following in your computer's browser.
http:// <ip-address-of-RPi>:30053/map.html (shows planes on Google Map)
http:// <ip-address-of-RPi>:30053/stats.html (shows stats of your receiver)
http:// <ip-address-of-RPi>:30053/logs.html (shows logs of your receiver)
Yes it shows both port numbers, but clearly says "tcp 30005" for setting, and "ip-of-pi:30053" for browser.

The confusion is caused as the Planefinder Software Developers have chosen browser port number (30053) which is very similar to data port number (30005).

The developers at Flightradar24 have chosen browser page port number 8754 which is way different from data port number 30005. Hence there is no confusion with fr24feed.
 
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