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by Maxburn
Wed Dec 07, 2022 12:17 pm
Forum: For Shame
Topic: ACC2 irrigation panel via a Chipkin/MSA/Fieldserver gateway
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: ACC2 irrigation panel via a Chipkin/MSA/Fieldserver gateway

November 1 (Tuesday) Please be patient until next week. We hope to be done by Monday. I will test it and let you know. November 14 (two Mondays after, but they didn't specify which Monday) New firmware and web app files sent. November 29 Back at site, uploaded firmware and web app files. Web app an...
by Maxburn
Wed Dec 07, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: For Shame
Topic: ACC2 irrigation panel via a Chipkin/MSA/Fieldserver gateway
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: ACC2 irrigation panel via a Chipkin/MSA/Fieldserver gateway

October 13 Back at site with LTE modem and my own network. Set everything up and this time leave the chipkin gateway off my local network. Hunter panel connects to Centralus no problem at all, explore around and everything looks good. It offered to upload the local panel which worked. Connect chipk...
by Maxburn
Wed Dec 07, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: For Shame
Topic: ACC2 irrigation panel via a Chipkin/MSA/Fieldserver gateway
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: ACC2 irrigation panel via a Chipkin/MSA/Fieldserver gateway

October 6 (in office) Set up web server in digital ocean on the two TCP ports hunter says they need to talk to for AWS. Demonstrate that my laptop behind the LTE modem can get those pages so not only can I resolve DNS for the specific IoT AWS thing they need to reach but my modem is not blocking th...
by Maxburn
Wed Dec 07, 2022 12:10 pm
Forum: For Shame
Topic: ACC2 irrigation panel via a Chipkin/MSA/Fieldserver gateway
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: ACC2 irrigation panel via a Chipkin/MSA/Fieldserver gateway

September 14 First site visit; Hunter panel sees LAN option as WiFi, and fails firmware update. Supplied SD card issues? Tried several different formats (not mentioned in hunter docs). Reached out to local Hunter support. September 19 Met hunter rep late in afternoon, they did firmware update with ...
by Maxburn
Wed Dec 07, 2022 12:10 pm
Forum: For Shame
Topic: ACC2 irrigation panel via a Chipkin/MSA/Fieldserver gateway
Replies: 5
Views: 463

ACC2 irrigation panel via a Chipkin/MSA/Fieldserver gateway

This is my experience with integrating to a Hunter ACC2 irrigation panel via a Chipkin/MSA/Fieldserver gateway. This won't make me any friends but this is a true account and I think it needs to be told. All of this is in 2022, so far. Early April ; inquiry about irrigation system integration into ou...
by Maxburn
Thu Apr 21, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IP to everything
Replies: 8
Views: 1181

Re: IP to everything

On the dual ethernet module I'm seeing the LAN transformers and a group of relays to accomplish the failover, as you say that's all required. Does appear the two network ports and switch are on board with the CPU. https://www.ti.com/product/AM3352#features The dual ethernet models are 100M, the bigg...
by Maxburn
Thu Apr 14, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IP to everything
Replies: 8
Views: 1181

Re: IP to everything

On these small routers I'm dealing with I've noticed that a lot of them skip right over having individual ethernet chips; they go straight to having a network switch on die. WAN and LAN ports are defined by VLAN internally. It's cheap to get a bunch of ports that way. On BMS modules I haven't looked...
by Maxburn
Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: IP to everything
Replies: 8
Views: 1181

Re: IP to everything

How do bid against others unless the spec is IP only? I think that's key, no engineer is going to spec this. Why would they? This is being thrown on us from manufacturers that are ditching serial buss and going with IP. At this point the components for IP are probably cheaper than serial network ha...
by Maxburn
Thu Apr 07, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IP to everything
Replies: 8
Views: 1181

IP to everything

It seems ALC has thoroughly embraced the IP network to everything in the system in their new modules. They haven't strictly said ARCnet is going away but they know they have problems getting ARCnet silicon and there is a big push to go IP for new systems design. ALC doesn't seem to be unique in this...
by Maxburn
Tue Sep 28, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: For Shame
Topic: Do you really need to change the Device ID?
Replies: 2
Views: 2021

Re: Do you really need to change the Device ID?

True, I'm minimally involved in doing the same for one of our projects and seeing it from both ends like this is a big help. At least this project will have a screen involved from the start, which is a major problem when you can't get them. ALC is "supposed" to train these OEMs how to use ...
by Maxburn
Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: For Shame
Topic: Do you really need to change the Device ID?
Replies: 2
Views: 2021

Do you really need to change the Device ID?

Four MAU units of varying vintage but all under 5 years old. All have ALC OEMCtrl modules in them. #4 has touch screen and is simplicity itself to configure baud, MAC, device ID. Units 1 and 2 have no screen. 1,2,4 all are IOFlex. Unit 3 is IOZone, nobody understands why what is on site differs from...
by Maxburn
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: For Shame
Topic: BACnet Ethernet vs BACnet IP, same difference.
Replies: 1
Views: 993

Re: BACnet Ethernet vs BACnet IP, same difference.

Bonus, the unit can be discovered by YABE and apparently CAS BACnet Explorer. But the point discovery is broken, neither YABE nor Automated Logic discovery can see any points in the units. Fortunately the points are explained in the PICS and you can manually map them. Shocker, it isn't on the BTL ce...
by Maxburn
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: For Shame
Topic: BACnet Ethernet vs BACnet IP, same difference.
Replies: 1
Views: 993

BACnet Ethernet vs BACnet IP, same difference.

PICS not posted publicly that I can see but; BACnet Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement Vendor; BeaconMedæs ~ Data Link Layer Options ISO 8802-3 (“Ethernet”) LAN Turns out the panel actually communicates BACnet/IP. I guess technically that uses ethernet right? Now that we know the docs are...
by Maxburn
Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Automated Logic
Topic: End of RMA support for old modules.
Replies: 5
Views: 3348

Re: End of RMA support for old modules.

Yes, third party is on board. Some of the M class boards off of ebay we got last year were from a repair outfit. I don't know where they get their stock though, I've never seen anyone buying old / broken boards.
by Maxburn
Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Automated Logic
Topic: End of RMA support for old modules.
Replies: 5
Views: 3348

Re: End of RMA support for old modules.

Cost is quite reasonable. They won't fix board damage or obvious liquid damage. My biggest complaint was comm trouble boards sometimes coming back as no fault found. Sure it works fine on 3 feet of cable but in the big network it takes the whole thing down. Granted a lot of those could be one of our...
by Maxburn
Mon Jun 28, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New to the site
Replies: 17
Views: 7079

Re: New to the site

by Maxburn
Mon Jun 28, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Automated Logic
Topic: End of RMA support for old modules.
Replies: 5
Views: 3348

End of RMA support for old modules.

Really old ALC modules like the Z, T, R, and G line modules plus the S6104 may no longer be repaired by ALC. These modules are 18 to 25 years old, it was a good run.

Basically if you have anything running legacy CMnet exec6 or older you really should be getting that on a replacement/upgrade plan.
by Maxburn
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: New to the site
Replies: 17
Views: 7079

Re: New to the site

Yeah, I put them in uptime robot and they go down multiple times a day. Usually in the morning. Doesn’t last long though. I think they might be seeing some traffic from something unrelated like an amateur DOS.
by Maxburn
Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: For Shame
Topic: COINE version 2 super secure network
Replies: 10
Views: 4480

Re: COINE version 2 super secure network

Sounds like the smart solution to me. Nothing wrong with isolating and protecting the older stuff.

It’s just interesting they are ignoring older, sometimes current, systems capabilities with some of these requirements.
by Maxburn
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New to the site
Replies: 17
Views: 7079

Re: New to the site

They may be getting attacked, basic DOS perhaps. I created a post in the help section and they said they got hit with a lot of traffic. Right this second I'm getting this; Database Error Database error The database has encountered a problem. Please try the following: Load the page again by clicking ...
by Maxburn
Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Automated Logic
Topic: Linux server
Replies: 3
Views: 1888

Re: Linux server

Moar logs. Remember to add the five minute alarm threshold to the event duration in right column.
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by Maxburn
Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Automated Logic
Topic: Linux server
Replies: 3
Views: 1888

Re: Linux server

Now have four customers on Linux in Azure. It's a bit of a learning curve on the OS side but refreshing how much knowledge transfer there is in the Zabbix/OpenVPN areas. End result is a faster experience on the front end with less resources used. And just WTF is windows doing all the damn time? I fe...
by Maxburn
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: For Shame
Topic: COINE version 2 super secure network
Replies: 10
Views: 4480

Re: COINE version 2 super secure network

Recent podcast "Hack the Plant Episode 11: Department of Defense Policy and ICS Security". Some talk of DFARS but more interesting was some specific talk about power meters being rejected because of things like they have bluetooth and optical connections. It's like they ignored they can be...
by Maxburn
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: New to the site
Replies: 17
Views: 7079

Re: New to the site

Maxburn wrote: Thu May 20, 2021 10:34 am That didn't take long, hvac-talk down as I write this.
Again.
by Maxburn
Tue May 25, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: EasyIO or EasyI…uh Oh?
Replies: 18
Views: 8396

Re: EasyIO or EasyI…uh Oh?

Still says Linux-3.4.39. Will say most of the CVE issues will be resolved by not having those functions in use on this. Anything in the IP stack though...
by Maxburn
Thu May 20, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: New to the site
Replies: 17
Views: 7079

Re: New to the site

That didn't take long, hvac-talk down as I write this.
by Maxburn
Wed May 12, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New to the site
Replies: 17
Views: 7079

Re: New to the site

Remember that big disruption when hvactalk went down, then came back up and was upgraded to current version of vbulletin but broke all links and other stuff, then got downgraded to the old unsupported version again? That got kicked off by being forgotten about and deleted. They didn't even have a cu...
by Maxburn
Wed May 12, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New to the site
Replies: 17
Views: 7079

Re: New to the site

It's just nice to have something that's a little more in our control and not tied to a marketing agency that "forgets" all about that forum and deletes all copies of it.
by Maxburn
Sun May 09, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: EasyIO or EasyI…uh Oh?
Replies: 18
Views: 8396

Re: EasyIO or EasyI…uh Oh?

Comparing things, ALC latest release drvier reports this in logs; Linux version 3.12.10-alc (buildcomp@rdvm-yocto1404) (gcc version 4.7.3 20130226 (prerelease) (crosstool-NG linaro-1.13.1-4.7-2013.03-20130313 - Linaro GCC 2013.03) ) #1 PREEMPT Tue Jun 11 19:25:09 EDT 2019 The latest beta I'm aware o...
by Maxburn
Sat May 08, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: EasyIO or EasyI…uh Oh?
Replies: 18
Views: 8396

Re: EasyIO or EasyI…uh Oh?

Only thing that jumps out to me is inux-3.4.39 is about 2013 vintage, Very old. This page suggests there might be 269 CVSS on it but I can't get it to display. https://www.cvedetails.com/vulnerability-list.php?vendor_id=33&product_id=47&version_id=160797&page=2&hasexp=0&opdos=0&a...
by Maxburn
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: For Shame
Topic: COINE version 2 super secure network
Replies: 10
Views: 4480

Re: COINE version 2 super secure network

OK, saw my first DFARS request today from the front office. Looks expensive.
by Maxburn
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: For Shame
Topic: COINE version 2 super secure network
Replies: 10
Views: 4480

Re: COINE version 2 super secure network

Oh, haven't seen that one yet. Reminds me about the XKCD regarding standards.
by Maxburn
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: EasyIO or EasyI…uh Oh?
Replies: 18
Views: 8396

Re: EasyIO or EasyI…uh Oh?

I shared it in the other place but I've got a FW series that was installed in a hot location for about two years and is leaking too. It was a beta test...
by Maxburn
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Automated Logic
Topic: Linux server
Replies: 3
Views: 1888

Linux server

My first stab at what it takes to get a server on it's feet with Ubuntu to host WebCTRL.
by Maxburn
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: EasyIO or EasyI…uh Oh?
Replies: 18
Views: 8396

Re: EasyIO or EasyI…uh Oh?

I shared this stuff with my contacts in JCI channel manager and Broudy a while back. Not expecting anything to come back to me about this but EasyIO has known that there's awareness of this in the community for about three weeks now.
by Maxburn
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: For Shame
Topic: COINE version 2 super secure network
Replies: 10
Views: 4480

Re: COINE version 2 super secure network

Patches? Please, they don't even load DRIVERS to get the hardware running. So they have these 42" something like 3k monitors that can't be set beyond 1024x768 because it's missing a video driver. Nobody is supporting these machines at all, it's actually scary the amount of thought that goes int...
by Maxburn
Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New to the site
Replies: 17
Views: 7079

Re: New to the site

It's nice to have options. The big upset with the forum was also a reminder of who owns the site and why, which doesn't really sit right with some people. Current banner on it is an example of that.
by Maxburn
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: For Shame
Topic: COINE version 2 super secure network
Replies: 10
Views: 4480

COINE version 2 super secure network

USAF CE network is super secure. So secure that no machine is allowed to reach out to windows update. Supposedly some administrator somewhere is supposed to update these machines manually, like with sneakernet. The inevitable result is machines that never get an update and they have the hard shell c...
by Maxburn
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: For Shame
Topic: Server and gateway installed boss, I'm heading to lunch.
Replies: 0
Views: 1417

Server and gateway installed boss, I'm heading to lunch.

Bonus, this isn't some mechanical space, this is the MDF room next to IT offices.


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by Maxburn
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Niagara 4.9 is now released!
Replies: 2
Views: 2529

Re: Niagara 4.9 is now released!

Self signed basically says it came from such and such and the file isn't corrupted. It's verifiable if they post their public key like you probably have seen with downloads and MD5 hashes. If they spend a couple dollars it can be trusted with a little work that isn't really that bad. After a recent ...
by Maxburn
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: Another Dlink problem
Replies: 3
Views: 2310

Re: Another Dlink problem

More news https://view.email.sans.org/?qs=5afb8bf5bc8cd7762f607debde393af5a2cf2f24e09212e441841bf5d28d2f7cb9fdbc7092d026068fcc772938b1bd13d1b1b09ca2c1f42169f3cb7e1f2c714bc7f7666995dcb3ef Home Router Study Finds “Alarming” Security Issues (July 6, 2020) A study of 127 home routers from seven manufact...
by Maxburn
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ripple20 crap show
Replies: 3
Views: 2491

Re: Ripple20 crap show

Far as intel goes I was recently shocked when I learned you could not only not get an intel branded motherboard any more but they also recently dropped all support for the ones they made in the past. Seems to be an apple move, they are cutting off edge products and focusing on core business. This wa...
by Maxburn
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Another Dlink problem
Replies: 3
Views: 2310

Re: Another Dlink problem

I guess this is an area where the free market took advantage of everyone? This kit is all pretty cheap and sells everywhere. By the way I never posted the list. Belkin Linksys Dlink TrendNET Asus TP link Archer Cisco - So many hard coded passwords, switches default LAN broadcasts off (WTF), no firmw...
by Maxburn
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: vBulletin CVE
Replies: 3
Views: 2970

Re: vBulletin CVE

Looks like they are piping the forum through a proxy. That's probably/hopefully a web application firewall.

https://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.ph ... d-in/page3

Least that's what it looks like, I don't think vbulletin runs on nginx.
by Maxburn
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: News
Topic: Another Dlink problem
Replies: 3
Views: 2310

Another Dlink problem

I have a list of networking kit to never buy. People ask me why and I just tell them to google the vendor name and hit news, it's not hard to find stuff like this. Heard on Risky Biz that the guy that found this wanted a little vacation from regular work and looking for an easy target turned to Dlin...
by Maxburn
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Traefik; easily and cheaply add HTTPS to almost any BAS front end
Replies: 1
Views: 1707

Traefik; easily and cheaply add HTTPS to almost any BAS front end

For a while now myself and others have been looking into a way to add Let’s Encrypt support to WebCTRL. The underlying Tomcat web server and Windows platform present some unique “challenges” when you look at the Let’s Encrypt ACME client options. ALC support reached out to me with the method below a...
by Maxburn
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Forum Administration
Topic: Hello World!
Replies: 2
Views: 3549

Re: Hello World!

Promoted to pro, give that a try again.
by Maxburn
Tue May 26, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Automated Logic
Topic: WC7 U7 "soon"
Replies: 1
Views: 1969

Re: WC7 U7 "soon"

Oh boy. I shared this inside my dealer; Please hold off on WebCTRL 7 patch 7 at this time. Systems with this patch may have problems with displaying view graphics. Errors shown might be tan page with 500 error, or pop up black box JSP error. View graphic will not show in either case. I'm working wit...
by Maxburn
Wed May 13, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: vBulletin CVE
Replies: 3
Views: 2970

vBulletin CVE

This could be the one; https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-12720 https://www.tenable.com/blog/cve-2020-12720-vbulletin-urges-users-to-patch-undisclosed-security-vulnerability Heard on security now, apparently they aren't publishing much info about it but there are some that have ...