Wondering if anyone knows where the IRLP automated emails come from.
I manage a few nodes and tend to any faults as soon as I’m made aware of them.
But all the nodes are attached to repeaters, so IRLP calls can be initiated by anyone, not specifically me.
I received 2 emails today with-in 2 minutes.
Good Day Peter Chaplin,
This is an automated message to inform you that it has become necessary to temporarily block your node 6372 from the "WIN System Reflector" reflector #9100 on Channel #0 for the following reason:
station to hot , audio sounds distorted
Your attention is required to resolve this issue. To have the block removed, please REPLY to this message, (including all of this message). Tell us what action you took to correct the problem. We will also be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Information on how to resolve this issue (If Available):
No problem with this, I have a fault to attend to. The audio somewhere has gone to max for some reason. Investigated and resolved.
The second though;
The second, 2 minutes later:-
Good Day Peter Chaplin,
This is an automated message to inform you that the block on your node 6372 was removed from the "WIN System Reflector" reflector #9100 on Channel #0.
Interfering with the insomniac net in progress and I told you 3 times about the net
I wasn;t using IRLP at all today.
The automated email is copied to K4GET, is that significant?
Thanks for any advice.
Scout Radio & Electronics Service Unit – Victoria, Australia
IRLP 6371, 6372, 6373, 6374
No trees were harmed in the posting of this message...however an extraordinarily large number of electrons were horribly inconvenienced.
The emails are actually generated by the tool on each reflector used to drop or block nodes that are interfering with normal reflector operations. A REPLY to the email will be sent back to the admins for that reflector.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
The emails are automated, but the management action that caused it is always manually invoked. IOW, someone actually heard the event that caused the problem and manually dropped your node from the reflector. It is a web based tool that drops the node and sends the email in a series of clicks.
Each reflector has a management console from which the node transmitting is displayed in real time. It is possible for an operator to make a mistake, but the display of nodes is such that it is quite unlikely that happened. The additional callsign listed probably represents the reflector operator that performed the block, but that is pure speculation on my part.
Most IRLP nodes are connected to repeaters, so there is no direct way to correlate a specific event to a call sign. You may be able to compare the time stamp in the email to the logs on the node, perhaps giving you clues.
On Jul 29, 2020, at 05:46, VK3AJ <email@example.com> wrote:
David Cameron - IRLP
There is a "reply-to" email set. If you click reply, it should go to the right place.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
As Dave mentions, there is a positive way that the info is logged, and they can make errors. Just a note that 9100 has a LOT of nodes connected and just one node acting up can cause the whole network to act up, so they are quick to block nodes that are acting up.
On 2020-07-29 6:20 a.m., k9dc wrote:
The emails are actually generated by the tool on each reflector used to drop or block nodes that are interfering with normal reflector operations. A REPLY to the email will be sent back to the admins for that reflector.
They sent me one that said I was interfering with a net. I sent
one back with a copy of my log that proved I hadn't been connected
during their net, and I wasn't very nice about it. Apparently they
don't do any actual research, like looking at the logs.
On 7/29/2020 2:46 AM, VK3AJ wrote: