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Re: Disabling the "Smart Card" service - have you needed to do this?

a_van_belle
 

Hello David,

We might be lucky, even though I disabled the scard service, my USB
Compact flash reader and other USB devices still work perfectly.
According to Microsoft a smart card is:
"An integrated circuit card (ICC) owned by an individual or a group
whose information must be protected according to specific ownership
assignments. It provides its own physical access control; without the
smart card subsystem placing additional access control on the smart
card. A smart card is a plastic card that contains an integrated
circuit that is compatible with ISO 7816."

Smartcards are used in Digital TV satellite receivers and in modern
access-control / banking systems.
These are plastic Creditcards with a goldplated patch on one side.
Mostly interfaced through the serial port, some use USB ports with
additional drivers.

This makes me wonder why this service was installed on my W2K Pro SP3
at first. But I do realise now that this particular machine is
equipped with a Infra-Red (IrDa) interface, W2K might have mistakenly
seen this as a smartcard interface and was continuously searching for
inserted cards.
I did check on other W2K pro Machines and found out that this
services is normally not installed.

The problem might be still unsolved in XP too, see:
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/microsoft/various/smartcard/200
3-q1/0251.html

Greetings,
Arne van Belle

Re: Disabling the "Smart Card" service - have you needed to do this?

David J Taylor
 

We might be lucky, even though I disabled the scard service, my
USB
Compact flash reader and other USB devices still work perfectly.
According to Eumetsat (Nick C), we will need the service running.
We will soon find out, though! However, the one thing I found
suggested that if an eToken is actually present, the memory leak
doesn't occur. I guess this is what trials are all about!

Cheers,
David

Footprints ?

Timestep <Information@...>
 

From: Dave Cawley
Timestep Dartmouth England
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Web site http://www.Time-step.com
Tel. +44 (0)1803 833366
Fax. +44 (0)1803 839498

Can anyone fine some high resolution strength footprints of Hotbird 6 and
Atlantic Bird 3 ? All I can find are the same low res jpeg's as in TD15.

Thanks

Dave

missing data

Maik Dobbermann <maik.dobbermann@...>
 

Hi,
Can anyone help me with some missing msg data? I had a bug in my download
scripts and lost some pictures.

Maybe someone still got the raw files of the following times and can provide
them via ftp or such?

9.9. 4:30 - 8:00 (most important because of fog)

7.9. 8:00 - 21:00


I have a highspeed university line here so speed should be no problem on my
side.

Thanks in advance,

Maik Dobbermann

Re: Footprints ?

Dave Martin <Dave.Martin@...>
 

Dave,
Don't know if these are any help:

http://www.eutelsat.com/satellites/13ehb6.html

and

http://www.eutelsat.com/satellites/pdf/Handbooks/handbook_hotb.pdf
(esp. fig 13 on page 22)

Dave M


From: Dave Cawley
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Tel. +44 (0)1803 833366
Fax. +44 (0)1803 839498

Can anyone fine some high resolution strength footprints of Hotbird 6 and
Atlantic Bird 3 ? All I can find are the same low res jpeg's as in TD15.

Thanks

Dave

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Re: Footprints ?

Dave Martin <Dave.Martin@...>
 

Clicked send too soon before I had finished!

Atlantic Bird 3 details on
http://www.eutelsat.com/satellites/5wab3.html
and
http://www.eutelsat.com/satellites/pdf/Data_sheets/ab3_datasheet.pdf

Dave M

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To: MSG-1@...
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Subject: [MSG-1] Re: Footprints ?



Dave,
Don't know if these are any help:

http://www.eutelsat.com/satellites/13ehb6.html

and

http://www.eutelsat.com/satellites/pdf/Handbooks/handbook_hotb.pdf
(esp. fig 13 on page 22)

Dave M


From: Dave Cawley
Timestep Dartmouth England
e-mail Information@...
Web site http://www.Time-step.com
Tel. +44 (0)1803 833366
Fax. +44 (0)1803 839498

Can anyone fine some high resolution strength footprints of Hotbird 6 and
Atlantic Bird 3 ? All I can find are the same low res jpeg's as in TD15.

Thanks

Dave


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Re: Footprints ?

Timestep <Information@...>
 

From: Dave Cawley
Timestep Dartmouth England
e-mail Information@...
Web site http://www.Time-step.com
Tel. +44 (0)1803 833366
Fax. +44 (0)1803 839498

Thanks, but I'm looking for better ones than the ones in TD15. Any offers ?

Dave

Re: Footprints ?

Dave Martin <Dave.Martin@...>
 

yes Dave, agree the first ones
http://www.eutelsat.com/satellites/13ehb6.html
http://www.eutelsat.com/satellites/5wab3.html
are the same/similar to Eumetsat TDM 15

but if you look at the handbooks:
figure 13 on page 22 of
http://www.eutelsat.com/satellites/pdf/Handbooks/handbook_hotb.pdf
similarly fig 14/ page 19 of
http://www.eutelsat.com/satellites/pdf/Data_sheets/ab3_datasheet.pdf

they are more detailed

If those, published by the bird's owners aren't enough, suggest you may have to ask Eutelsat directly !

brgds/Dave M

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Subject: Re: [MSG-1] Re: Footprints ?
From: Dave Cawley

Thanks, but I'm looking for better ones than the ones in TD15. Any offers ?

Dave

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Footprints of Hotbird 6 and Atlantic Bird 3

Timestep <Information@...>
 

From: Dave Cawley
Timestep Dartmouth England
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Dave

Interesting documents, but no higher resolution footprint maps, thank you.
The quest is still on.

Regards

Dave

Re: Footprints ?

johnrigsec@...
 

In a message dated 10-09-03 12:28:48 GMT Daylight Time,
Information@... writes:

Can anyone fine some high resolution strength footprints of Hotbird 6 and
Atlantic Bird 3 ? All I can find are the same low res jpeg's as in TD15.

Thanks

Dave
Hi Res Atlantic Bird-3 C-Band footprint can be found on page 6 of msg on the
RIG website

John.

Response from TechniSat regarding software update problems.

johnrigsec@...
 

all,

Please find enclosed e-mail response from TechniSat regarding problems
identified
by Ferdinand and others when using the V.4.2.8 SkyStar software.

Regards,
John Tellick.
RIG.

++++++++++++++++++

Dear sir,
 
this problem is more or less depending on the used PC, the IRQ sharing and
the IRQ handling of the OS ( ACPI mode)
We always tell our B2B cutomer to assign a unique IRQ to the DVB deveice to
prevent any interferences.
For example during QA the software is tested with multicast data reception on
all OS with more than 10 mbps and we
did not encounter a paket loss during the testings; even during mouse
movements.
 
In case you do not lose any pakets, I would recommend to use the latest
version 4.2.8, because all support given is valid for that version only.
But in generell it is possible to switch back to an older version. Make sure
all parts of the current installation ( driver, user software) are removed,
before you
are going to install the old software.
 
Nevertheless I will forward your comment to R&D, just for information.
 
Regards
M. Weber



[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

DVB cards for MSG EUMETCast.

johnrigsec@...
 

All,

At the moment there are two 'systems' depending on which EUMETCast service
you chose - or are able to receive.

For EUMETCast via Hot Bird 6 Ku-Band T-Systems chose the TechniSat SkyStar 2
PCI/USB box route

For EUMETCast via Atlantic Bird 3 C-band Telespazio chose the Broadlogic V
Box
2030 route.

It appears neither has been tried on the 'other' system but I told they
should work OK.
I would be interested to hear from anyone who has used the 'other' card for
the 'other' service - if you know what I mean?

Both require the T-Systems tq(R)-TELLICAST software and both will require the
eToken [USB decryption hardware] when data is encrypted prior to the start of
the operational service in January 2004.

The SkyStar card is quite cheap and easily available in the UK and Europe.

The V Box is another matter.
I have found a supplier in Israel and the cost [10 - 49 units] is US$ 255.
So, there is a considerable cost difference not only in the card but for a
C-Band
LNB and a 2.4 m dish - approx. prices to follow shortly.

Regards,
John Tellick.
RIG.

Re: Response from TechniSat regarding software update problems.

Steve Blackmore <steve@...>
 

On Wed, 10 Sep 2003 15:01:48 EDT, you wrote:


this problem is more or less depending on the used PC, the IRQ sharing and
the IRQ handling of the OS ( ACPI mode)
We always tell our B2B cutomer to assign a unique IRQ to the DVB deveice to
prevent any interferences.
Typical excuse for a badly written bit of software, if it can't IRQ
share it has no part calling itself suitable for XP !!!

--
Steve Blackmore

Re: Response from TechniSat regarding software update problems.

James Brown <james@...>
 

In message <q70vlvc1iigga259kj7ejoadv693vpfb8g@...>, Steve Blackmore <steve@...> writes
On Wed, 10 Sep 2003 15:01:48 EDT, you wrote:


this problem is more or less depending on the used PC, the IRQ sharing and
the IRQ handling of the OS ( ACPI mode)
We always tell our B2B cutomer to assign a unique IRQ to the DVB deveice to
prevent any interferences.
Typical excuse for a badly written bit of software, if it can't IRQ
share it has no part calling itself suitable for XP !!!

--
Steve Blackmore
Agreed!
If they think I'm going to try and mess with Windows XP and BIOS's to possibly get an IRQ assigned they've another think coming! The only other manufacturer which I've had problems with like this was with Creative and one of their sound cards.

If they got it to work before - why not now?

James
--
James Brown

Re: Response from TechniSat regarding software update problems.

James Brown <james@...>
 

In message <oJ43AZH7M4X$Ew4o@...>, James Brown <james@...> writes
In message <q70vlvc1iigga259kj7ejoadv693vpfb8g@...>, Steve Blackmore
<steve@...> writes
On Wed, 10 Sep 2003 15:01:48 EDT, you wrote:


this problem is more or less depending on the used PC, the IRQ sharing and
the IRQ handling of the OS ( ACPI mode)
We always tell our B2B cutomer to assign a unique IRQ to the DVB deveice to
prevent any interferences.
Typical excuse for a badly written bit of software, if it can't IRQ
share it has no part calling itself suitable for XP !!!

--
Steve Blackmore
Agreed!
If they think I'm going to try and mess with Windows XP and BIOS's to
possibly get an IRQ assigned they've another think coming! The only
other manufacturer which I've had problems with like this was with
Creative and one of their sound cards.

If they got it to work before - why not now?

James
Having said that I notice Windows XP has assigned an PCI IRQ of 10 to my card which isn't being shared at that level with anything else. I wonder what others have got?

James
--
James Brown

Re: Response from TechniSat regarding software update problems.

David J Taylor
 

Having said that I notice Windows XP has assigned an PCI IRQ of 10
to my card which isn't being shared at that level with anything
else. I wonder what others have got?

James,

Pentium III system - Gigabyte GA-6BXC (from memory) motherboard.

DVB card has IRQ 11, shared with Netgear FA310TX network card and
Intel PCI-to-USB Universal Host Controller chip. :-(

IRQ 10 and 12 apaer to be free.

Cheers,
David

Re: DVB cards for MSG EUMETCast.

Timestep <Information@...>
 

From: Dave Cawley
Timestep Dartmouth England
e-mail Information@...
Web site http://www.Time-step.com
Tel. +44 (0)1803 833366
Fax. +44 (0)1803 839498

John

We (Timestep) can supply V@Box at a lower cost, but what on earth is the
point ??

There are over 100 users complete happy, at least until they upgraded ! I'm
glad as supplier I did not recommend this..........

However, if there is anyone using other hardware, I would truly like to
contact them.

Dave

Re: Response from TechniSat regarding software update problems.

Alan Sewards <alan.sewards@...>
 

My computer has assigned IRQ 11 to the card, which it shares with the modem,
IEEE1394 card, PCI-USB controller, fast Ethernet, and audio driver. So far,
I have had no problems with the card, even though I have everything running
on a single PC.

Best regards - Alan

----- Original Message -----
From: "James Brown" <james@...>
To: <MSG-1@...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 10:06 PM
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] Response from TechniSat regarding software update
problems.


In message <oJ43AZH7M4X$Ew4o@...>, James Brown
<james@...> writes
In message <q70vlvc1iigga259kj7ejoadv693vpfb8g@...>, Steve Blackmore
<steve@...> writes
On Wed, 10 Sep 2003 15:01:48 EDT, you wrote:


this problem is more or less depending on the used PC, the IRQ sharing
and
the IRQ handling of the OS ( ACPI mode)
We always tell our B2B cutomer to assign a unique IRQ to the DVB
deveice to
prevent any interferences.
Typical excuse for a badly written bit of software, if it can't IRQ
share it has no part calling itself suitable for XP !!!

--
Steve Blackmore
Agreed!
If they think I'm going to try and mess with Windows XP and BIOS's to
possibly get an IRQ assigned they've another think coming! The only
other manufacturer which I've had problems with like this was with
Creative and one of their sound cards.

If they got it to work before - why not now?

James
Having said that I notice Windows XP has assigned an PCI IRQ of 10 to my
card which isn't being shared at that level with anything else. I wonder
what others have got?

James
--
James Brown


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Looong MSG-1 eclipse

Luca Bertagnolio <lucaberta@...>
 

Quite a big hole between 23:30 and 3:45 last night. A whopping 4 hours!

On MTP/Met7, how many segments maximum are not disseminated because of eclipses?

Looks like the power budget on MSG-1 is really small, as David was pointing out a few days ago.

Bye, Luca

Re: Looong MSG-1 eclipse

David J Taylor
 

--- In MSG-1@..., "Luca Bertagnolio" <lucaberta@y...>
wrote:
Quite a big hole between 23:30 and 3:45 last night. A whopping 4
hours!

On MTP/Met7, how many segments maximum are not disseminated
because of eclipses?

Looks like the power budget on MSG-1 is really small, as David was
pointing out a few days ago.

I don't know, Luca, if the outage was actually due to the eclipse -
I guess we will find out. The notice on Meteosat 7 says:

"The MET-7 Autumn eclipse season began on 31/08/03. Slots 47, 48, 1
and 2 may not be available."

In time, that's 2330 2400 0030 and 0100 (and I can't remember if
that's ending time or starting time right now).

Cheers,
David