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Ai6bx
Mesh chat with 3.22.6

Greetings, 

I just upgraded my nodes to the latest 3.22.6 AREDN build and now my Pi based deployment of Meshchat is not working. I have reloaded the 1.02 API to my node as that is the version running on my Pi. Is 1.02 not compatable with the new Lua builds?

Thank you,

Keith - ai6bx

AJ6GZ
LUA

Download the new 2.0 API for Lua here:

https://github.com/kn6plv/meshchat

Ian

km6zpo
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Quick Fix for Meschat on AREDN 3.22.6.0

If you previously installed MeshChat 1.02 on a Raspberry PI and it was working fine before you upgraded your node to ARDEN 3.22.6.0, and it's no longer syncing as a result, here's the quick fix:

Download this file to your desktop:
https://github.com/kn6plv/meshchat/blob/master/meshchat_2.0_all.ipk

Upload the package via the node's Administration, Upload Package function.

This is going to create a Meschat server on your node which you will find by looking at your mesh status page.  It will be named something like Meshchat-XXXX.  You can ignore this.  

Go to your MeshChat 1.02 status screen, for example mine is here:
http://km6zpo-meshchat.local.mesh/meshchat/status.html

Within a few seconds, you'll see that it's syncing again.  

I don't know how to entirely get rid of the MeshChat program from the node, but I know how to make sure nobody finds it.  Go to the Port Forwarding, DHCP and Services page.  Remove it from the list of advertised services and save changes.  

If you visit my mesh status page, http://10.95.79.33/cgi-bin/mesh you'll see a MeshChat server listed under KM6ZPO-MESCHAT but you won't see the MeshChat server that's installed on the node.

Hopefully this information helps some of the people who recently upgradd to version 3.22.6.0

If anyone has STEP BY STEP instructions on how to install the latest version of MeshChat 2.0 similar to the orignal instructions (http://www.trevorsbench.com/meshchat-messaging-for-mesh-networks/) I would love to see that.

---mark, KM6ZPO

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