Status Page Update
We have been updating the status pages on the system. We recommend anytime you are bookmarking the status
page, bookmark the main page and not the links as they may change and break.
Any user that hosts a HUB (not a private node) for multiple users to connect to are free to add that link under
'Networks' tab on our status page. Other users can then click on the link to access your status page with the
proper ports open. Just send us a email with the status page link (or use our nameserver) and what you want the
description to be. It will be reviewed and posted as soon as possible.
If any users have a personal node they want listed in the 'Personal Community' section of our status page so others
can see your status page can now do this also. As with the hubs you must have ports opened for access. Just send
us a email with the link. We will use your node number as the description.
The GMRS Live Team
GMRS Live now has a Dynamic Nameserver
Entering your node number followed by .node.gmrslive.com will send you to the ip address your node is connected to.
No more needing to register and configure a outside service.
Lets say your node 1234 and you setup supermon. All that would be needed is port forward (in your router) port 80 and
then in your browser go to..
1234.node.gmrslive.com (add /supermon at the end for your supermon page)
That's it. No setup required. No configuring client updaters. Your node will keep the server updated.
Do you have multiple nodes in multiple locations? No problem, this is on a 'per node' bases. Each node updates independently.
Move the node to a different place?? No problem.
This will work for other services you have in your home (or wherever the node is). If you happen to turn your node off
it will stop updating the ip but will retain the last ip it received, so you can continue to use it until your ip changes.
This free service is running and available now to ALL nodes on the GMRS Live System. No action is required by the user. Everything
seems stable but is still in the testing phase. When a node is connected to a new location or if your ip address changes it can
take up to 6 minutes (as in most services of this type) for the changes to be reflected on the server.
Thanks to Ian McBride (WRNC471) for his help on this project!
The GMRS Live Group
DNS Update Video
DNS Update is going great. There is still a few users that need to update. April 30th is not to far away.
We would like to thank Chris Bloxsom for taking his valuable time to create this video. The video is posted on our Facebook page but below is a direct link to the YouTube video.
If after watching you have any question you can reach out on Facebook or you can always contact support via email or on the Zello Support Channel.
GMRS Live DNS Video
Emails are out! Updates Required
All users should have been notified by email of the new secrets (passwords) for their nodes. Updates to node(s) must be completed by April 30th. The current system will be deactivated on that day. If the updates are not done then you WILL NOT be able to connect.
When entering the node and password don't make any other adjustments to your node until your sure the node is connecting to the new server. The only real way to know is from support. The register statement is very easy to change or configure but if you need help make sure to ask. Below is an example of the line.
Most users will not see any difference in the service. We have updated the image as mentioned before and we changed some timing. If you have a 'mobile' node and notice connection issues with how long it take to get a connection then the new image can help with that. If you just want the new timing without re-imaging you pi just drop us a email.
** Sample registration entries **
register => 5005:email@example.com
;register => xxxxx:firstname.lastname@example.org
The first line has node 5005 with password abc123 set to register with the DNS Server (notice the colon between the node number and password)
The second line is remarked out ( has a semicolon at the beginning) and will not be used.
DNS Server Up and Running
The GMRS Live image has been updated (v1.1.1). There was a few minor timing updates for the DNS and we upgraded the install/setup
routines. New installs should be much easier. When installing the image it is very important that when asked you answer
this is a 'PUBLIC' system. Also in this image we added some commands to help with shutdown and reboots. Below is a list
of commands that will work with the NEW image..
*910 = Reboot the system
*911 = Halt the system (linux total shutdown)
*912 = Say local IP to radio
*913 = Say Public IP to radio
*914 = Say Registration status
*915 = One time parrot
*916 = Restart Asterisk