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Offline Tom Ehrensperger

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Upcoming WXSIM/WXSIMATE
« on: November 24, 2018, 07:43:51 PM »
I am working on updates.  The most pressing issue is that at least one of the URL's in WXSIMATE (cod's synoptic data) has gone to a secure server, and putting the "s" in https doesn't do the trick, as it's a TLS 1.2 thing.  I'm working on (and am optimistic about) a solution, so solve this and head off similar issues with data sources in the future.

In WXSIM (and wret.exe) the only changes I've made since 2018 Build 1.3 is to add a UTC time stamp in an additional column on the far right side of latest.csv, which would help third party script writers deal with issues like Daylight Saving Time in a more consistent way, while hopefully not "breaking" any existing scripts.  There was also a slight loophole in my code that could have omitted this time stamp from some lines of lastret.txt, which is used by some scripts.

I'm not planning any major changes this time, but here's an opportunity to let me know if you have any suggestions.

Thanks, as always, for using my programs! :)

Tom

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Re: Upcoming WXSIM/WXSIMATE
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2018, 03:35:57 PM »
Hi Tom,

The only issue I have with the software is that I run it in auto mode and when I get a popup and I'm not there to hit OK it will stop that run and crash on the next run.
Is there any way to auto select OK after a given period of time so that the process is truly auto?

Just as an example I have attached one of the popups I get occasionally. I get others but this is the one I had a screen shot for.

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Re: Upcoming WXSIM/WXSIMATE
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2018, 06:16:45 AM »
Hi Tom,
Can you please update the following urls in wxsimate in the next update

Metar
from http://www.eoas.fsu.edu/rawdata/metar/
to     https://rawdata.eoas.fsu.edu/metar/

Synop
from http://www.eoas.fsu.edu/rawdata/syn/
to     https://rawdata.eoas.fsu.edu/syn/

and RAOB
from http://www.eoas.fsu.edu/rawdata/radiosonde/
to     https://rawdata.eoas.fsu.edu/radiosonde/
from http://www.eoas.fsu.edu/rawdata/usua/
to     https://rawdata.eoas.fsu.edu/usua/

the search script seems ok as the sub directories for these are the same. If I copy/paste the last part of the url into the new url then paste the data into a readydata.txt, it works fine. the problem is it is not automated.

that will solve all my problems.


Cheers,
Rob

Offline Tom Ehrensperger

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Re: Upcoming WXSIM/WXSIMATE
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2018, 10:06:22 PM »
Hi Rob,

I've just uploaded a version of WXSIM that has at least one reliable (I just checked all options that I now have) for every data type, and also bypasses the problem of the TLS1.2 thing using a proxy server Sam Bohler set up for me.  I actually omitted (more like "hid", as the URL's are remmed out in my code, in case I need to bring them back) all the FSU links, because they say their data is only for *research* (bolded) purposes, not "commercial" ones.  WXSIM isn't high-level "commercial", but as I do seel it, I wanted to be careful about that.  Have you contacted them to get permission?  I think you register your URL?  There might still be an SSL/TLS problem there, even with registration, and the proxy server is on my end.  Let me know what you've found, and your thoughts on that.  In any case, there IS now a source for everything! :)

The new WXSIMATE to try out (just the .exe, not an installer is at

www.wxsim.com/wxsimate.exe

Tom

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Re: Upcoming WXSIM/WXSIMATE
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2018, 10:29:25 PM »
Hi Tom.

the winsimate.exe just downloaded worked ok.

As far as FSU, yes I have permission and access. They whitelist your IP for you to gain access, otherwise, you are just forwarded to the block url.
There was no issue, just filling out the paperwork. I had to update the paperwork once when my ISP changed my ip as it was associated with the wrong access plan.
They had no issue with updating to the new ip and both processes took less than 48 hrs (time difference and weekends).

I have been downloading the info manually and placing it inside ready.txt.

It works fine but only can be used if I am home to do it.

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Re: Upcoming WXSIM/WXSIMATE
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2018, 09:03:23 PM »
Tom,
New version working here, but I am looking forward to the version with the new FSU URLs. I have registered and can them download OK via direct https.

Chris