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Re: [gpsd-users] GPSD on Debian 10 (buster): allowing other hosts to acc

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: [gpsd-users] GPSD on Debian 10 (buster): allowing other hosts to access gpsd
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 12:07:00 -0700

Yo Charles!

On Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:19:35 -0600
Charles Curley <address@hidden> wrote:

> I have the Debian packaged gpsd (version 3.17-7 [Yes, I know:
> ancient]) on Debian 10 (buster). It runs just fine and dandy,

Modulo a bunch of CVE...

> except
> I cannot access it from another computer. I have:

Uh, oh.

> * Opened the firewall to allow packets in on gpsd's port, 2947.
>   Firewall logging reports no hits on that port.

How did you verify that?  Did you try an nmap remotely?
        nmap -p 2947 xx.xx.xx.xx.

Did you look at netstat?
        netstat -apn | fgrep gpsd

> * Copied gpsd.socket to /etc/systemd/system, and edited it to allow
>   access from all interfaces:

Oh.  Then you realize you are not running gpsd, you are running
systemd which is hijacking port 2947...

I'll bet you have a systemd problem.  Have you tried without systemdumb?

> * Edited /etc/default/gpsd to include the -G option:

And why not the "-n" option?

> My clients find gpsd and the gps receiver on the local host, hawk. On
> another computer, I cannot get to gpsd on hawk. Ping works. Telnet
> reports that it is unable to connect. Xgps on the other computer
> reports, "gpsd is not running."
> What am I doing wrong?

You are running systemdumb.  Try the above 3 things and see what you see.

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