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M6AYW
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Force Host File Updates

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Hi Everyone, I've got an OS 3 and I have set up an experimental XLX Server. Its under my home network which uses a dynamic IP so changes but i've got DDNS set up so the domain xlxsco.radioscouting.uk updates automatically. It appears since my home IP has changed and i can no longer connect to it. (I'm on it on my pi-star hotspot) is there a way to force my OS3 to update the hosts files?
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The openSPOT3 does not have any "hosts files" as it does not use a file system. Our server database is updated automatically daily. If your XLX server is in the official XLX server list (http://xlxapi.rlx.lu/api.php?do=GetReflectorHostname) then it will appear in our database in the next update.
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Good morning Norbert,
interesting post, I wonder where you obtain your DPlusHosts files from. I use to get them from here but are no longer accessable. http://ar-dns.net/ . Thanks in advance. Regards Malcolm
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HA2NON wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:10 pm The openSPOT3 does not have any "hosts files" as it does not use a file system. Our server database is updated automatically daily. If your XLX server is in the official XLX server list (http://xlxapi.rlx.lu/api.php?do=GetReflectorHostname) then it will appear in our database in the next update.
Is there any way to force my OS3 to update? Appologies in the delay i've only just seen your reply.
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You can force a database update on the Upgrade dialog (click on the Upgrade sidebar button) - or if you use a small screen devices, then the Upgrade section is available on the Tools page.
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It just says no upgrade found when i click on check. There is no other option when i click the ugrade side menu.
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Our latest callsign-ID database version is 202103150924, if your openSPOT3 has not detected this update yet, then it will in around 1 day.
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