[Ovmsdev] Firmware 2.8.1

Michael Balzer dexter at expeedo.de
Thu Sep 24 17:38:52 HKT 2015


I'm now running the new version, but without an explicit DNS, just
changed the server to "tmc.openvehicles.com" and it works.

I just checked the DNS record for tmc.openvehicles.com:

tmc.openvehicles.com.    14399    IN    A

I suggest reducing the TTL to 1 hour before we recommend the change to


Am 24.09.2015 um 08:07 schrieb Mark Webb-Johnson:
> By the way, anyone brave enough to try putting in
> ‘tmc.openvehicles.com <http://tmc.openvehicles.com>’ into the ServerIP
> field, even without running this new code?
> From what I can see (and tested here), if your ISP provides DNS
> servers as part of its GPRS profile, then it should just work. The
> change below is just to allow you to specify a DNS server directly
> (rather than rely on the ISP provided ones). Switching to use DNS
> names should allow us to avoid problems such as TMC experienced this
> past week.
> Regards, Mark.
>> On 23 Sep, 2015, at 10:51 pm, Mark Webb-Johnson
>> <mark at webb-johnson.net <mailto:mark at webb-johnson.net>> wrote:
>> I’ve built a firmware for 2.8.1.
>> This includes all the changes since March 2014. Quite a few minor bug
>> fixes and improvements.
>> Most noticeable new work is parameter #0x16, GPRSDNS. This can be
>> configured as the fourth parameter to the GPRS command, and specifies
>> the DNS server. It seems that the gprs protocol allows the mobile
>> providers to push DNS server IPs to us, and the SIM908 recognises and
>> stores those. But, for those providers that don’t support that, this
>> parameter allows it to be explicitly set. We can now use DNS names
>> (tmc.openvehicles.com <http://tmc.openvehicles.com/>), instead of IP
>> addresses, for the Server IP parameter. This is a much better way of
>> doing it.
>> I’ve also changed the COPS mechanism around a bit, to try to make it
>> work better in marginal network conditions. In particular, in my
>> garage ;-) The new logic is to wait for up to 5 minutes, after COPS
>> fails, to see if we can get a network registration anyway. If we can,
>> we continue with GPRS. If we can’t we try COPS again.
>> This is a release candidate now.
>> Regards, Mark.
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