Originally Posted by gpeacock
Thanks a bunch Richard.
Very clear and concise instructions. I expected these instructions from Predictwind but didn't get it.
Anyway, using Richards instructions, Ive got my friends sending email requests from predictwind through ocens mail which makes the process a bit cludgy but workable. The PC or mac version of the offshore app seems to force you to save the request somewhere and then create and address an email with the attachment. On the tablet it's a bit easier because the offshore app creates the email with attachment for you.
If they are up for it offshore I will probably try getting the firewall setup to allow for direct web requests. There is an option for some pretty obscure ports
which shouldn't be all that dangerous to open on the firewall. Does anyone know if sending a request through predict wind
via web method results in a bigger file size or download time? My understanding is that the Red port Optimizer or Ocens Sidekick do not do any hardware compression
of the data so this would be a Predictwind offshore app thing.
Glad you got something working. You are right, the SideKick and Optimizer devices don't do any compression (although there are larger Optimizer models that do). I haven't noticed whether PredictWind does it's own compression on Optimizer/Go connections that is not done on Web downloads, I don't think so.
The size estimates provided in Predictwind Offshore app are the same as each other across the different download methods.
If your friend can get WiFi/Cellular briefly and download TripMode which costs about $8, then you can sort of do double layer protection. Use Tripmode to block everything except for Predictwind Offshore from accessing the Internet
, then open the firewall on the SideKick to allow just what you think you need, probably something like the following..
You will also need some sort of DNS query capability to resolve those domains. The SideKick may forward DNS requests by default, so it may just work, but if not you might have to configure a DNS server on the PC and allow it thru the SideKick firewall.
the DNS entry for predictwind.com is below. You may not actually need to open the firewall to Amazon. Predictwind may only be using one IP address in Amazon, so opening up that one IP may be enough.
predictwind.com text = "v=spf1 a mx include:sendgrid.net ~all"
predictwind.com nameserver = ns3.dnsmadeeasy.com.
predictwind.com nameserver = ns0.dnsmadeeasy.com.
predictwind.com nameserver = ns2.dnsmadeeasy.com.
predictwind.com nameserver = ns4.dnsmadeeasy.com.
predictwind.com nameserver = ns1.dnsmadeeasy.com.
origin = ns0.dnsmadeeasy.com
mail addr = dns.dnsmadeeasy.com
refresh = 43200
retry = 3600
expire = 1209600
minimum = 180
predictwind.com rdata_99 = "v=spf1 a mx include:sendgrid.net ~all"
predictwind.com mail exchanger = 10 alt3.aspmx.l.google.com.
predictwind.com mail exchanger = 1 aspmx.l.google.com.
predictwind.com mail exchanger = 5 alt1.aspmx.l.google.com.
predictwind.com mail exchanger = 5 alt2.aspmx.l.google.com.
predictwind.com mail exchanger = 10 alt4.aspmx.l.google.com.
Authoritative answers can be found from:
ns3.dnsmadeeasy.com internet address = 220.127.116.11
ns3.dnsmadeeasy.com has AAAA address 2600:1801:3::1
ns0.dnsmadeeasy.com internet address = 18.104.22.168
ns0.dnsmadeeasy.com has AAAA address 2600:1800::1