Re: Question on DRAWS™ Manager


That should have done it, run

sudo systemctl status draws-manager

for basic diagnostics.

On Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 5:48 PM Jack Spitznagel <kd4iz@...> wrote:

Thanks John and Basil…


There was a line already in the file but commented out (#PORT=8873). To keep life simple, I un-commented it. Rebooted and without anything running, I still can’t connect. I can ping the machine, but I get the same message as before:


Unable to connect

Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at


The unit is on the network, can be seen by the network hub manager and the cable gateway. Just no DRAWS manager connection to (or the original 8080).

I can connect to the other DRAWS unit with Firefox (from my workstation) and Chrome on the 2nd DRAWS unit which is still default to port 8080.


If a lot of configuration surgery is needed to solve this, I might just create another image and bring it up from nil… less pain and agony.


Jack – KD4IZ


From: <> On Behalf Of John D Hays - K7VE
Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 20:20
Subject: Re: [draws and udrc] Question on DRAWS™ Manager


Basil pointed you to the right location (/etc/default is a common place for configuration variables to be stored). 

You do need to restart DRAWS™ Manager after editing the file.


sudo systemctl restart draws-manager


On Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 3:21 PM Basil Gunn <basil@...> wrote:

> So… Is it possible to move the URL port for the Manager page?

From the draws-manager README

"If you want to set the port, edit /etc/default/draws-manager and add a
line with the port number, e.g. PORT=80 (it defaults to 8080)."

Jack Spitznagel <kd4iz@...> writes:

> John, I have one of my two DRAWS units running XASTIR concurrently
> with the “HamClock” software
> ( Unfortunately,
> HamClock wants to grab port 8080 too, so I can’t connect to the DRAWS
> Manager interface. My first choice would be to move the port for the
> clock utility but I am having a bit of trouble finding anything other
> than part of the file HamClock.h that assigns the port.
> So… Is it possible to move the URL port for the Manager page? If so, could you please point me to the config filename and the appropriate line(s) used to reassign the port. I tried searching places I expected such a file to be, but I am not adept enough with Raspbian to do a deep search.
> Thanks in advance!

> Jack Spitznagel – KD4IZ
> Science River LLC
> Biomedical Consulting Services



John D. Hays
Kingston, WA

K7VE / WRJT-215




John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE / WRJT-215


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