Ability for more than one feeder to connect to a port..

The "to-do" list for Virtual Radar Server is as long as my arm, but if you want to pile more work onto it then this is for you.
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dsfh2992
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Ability for more than one feeder to connect to a port..

Post by dsfh2992 » Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:55 pm

If I define a receiver, it would be cool if more than one simultaneous feed could connect to that receiver's "port" and feed data.

I get around that with some netcat stuff, but it would make things easier. Of course, this is probably very specific to the way I'm using VRS. Probably not a popular request.

Anyhow, I'll stop with the feature requests now.... ;)

--Dan

agw
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Re: Ability for more than one feeder to connect to a port..

Post by agw » Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:37 pm

I don't mind the requests, don't worry about that :) However in this instance this sounds like a fair old upheaval, there is state associated with each receiver and all of the code around that assumes that you have one feed on that receiver. I would have to merge the streams into a single feed to prevent problems arising from messages getting duplicated when two feeders both send messages from the same aircraft.

Maybe rather than calling it a receiver it would be more of a merged feed that you can connect to directly. I'll have a think about it.

dsfh2992
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Re: Ability for more than one feeder to connect to a port..

Post by dsfh2992 » Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:16 pm

Looking at how things are developing over on adsbexchange.com, I think passing the feeder name through VRS Compressed format so that it shows up on the target server would be more useful, actually. I can work around the "one receiver per port" issue with some other scripting methods.

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