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Posted: November 2, 2014, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

I brought up a hex editor (Neo) to display the contents of props.mdb and searched (CTRL-F) for brinkster and found the following that I highlighted in red box.

Hex Editor Props.mdb

You can see it shows ftps15.brinkster.com.

I then started up WireShark which is a tool that lets you analyze the traffic on your local network.  I filtered on my computer's IP address.

I then started up LotSoftPro (by the way I have not done any of your updates this is the original stuff from Ricky).  When I clicked the live update button I watched what packets that were being send to the internet.

I saw a DNS (Domain Name System) request go out to resolve the DNS name ftps15.brinkster.com.  In other words my computer was querying the DNS system to find the address of your brinkster server so I can establish a FTP connection to it.  You can think of it as looking up in the phone book for a person's telephone number.  Here you are asking the DNS system for the IP address of ftps15.brinkster.com which was in props.mdb.

Anyway it got back the address and tried to connect to the server using FTP protocol to user Brinkster\paurths with password xxxx and it failed of course since I have not updated my files.

So I went back into the Hex Editor and modified ftps15.brinkster.com to ftps60.brinkster.com within props.mdb.

I then clicked live update button again and watch the traffic and this time it tried to resolve the DNS name ftps60.brinkster.com.

So my conclusion on this short experiment is that LotSoftPro does look for the DNS server name from props.mdb, otherwise it would have kept trying to use ftps15.brinkster.com.

In addition I used the hex editor to open up LotSoft.exe and searched for the brinkster and did not find any hits.  So again I conclude it uses props.mdb to try and establish the FTP connection.

So if you are trying to modify props.mdb to go to a different FTP server I would suggest installing WireShark to see what packets are being sent and try to figure out why it is failing.

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    Posted: November 2, 2014, 5:52 pm - IP Logged

    OK, I just checked and apparently brinkster's server is up...

    Brinkster Uptime Status

    Brinkster home page is up.
    Brinkster support page is up.
    Last checked less than 5 minutes ago

    Read more information about Brinkster on the main review page.

    Can't Access Brinkster? Troubleshooting Tips

    If WHDb shows that brinksteris up but you're not able to access the site, you may want to try a few of these solutions to common problems:

    1. Cookies/cache: Clear your browser's cookies, cache, and temporary internet files. In recent versions of the Internet Explorer browser, go to Tools, Internet Options, the General tab, and press Delete under Browsing History. In recent versions of the Firefox browser, click Options, Preferences, Advanced, Network, and the Clear Now button under Offline Storage.
    2. DNS: Clear your local computer's DNS cache. If you're using a Windows computer, click Start, Command Prompt, then type in: 'ipconfig /flushdns' (without any quotes), and hit your keyboard's Enter key.

    In order to do a Lotsoft update the ftp file location in the props file needs to be correct. In addition, the password to access the ftp site needs to be correct.

    Have either of these things changed?

    @winsumlosesum why don't you try using an ftp program to manually log on to the server to see what you come up with?

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      Posted: November 2, 2014, 11:54 pm - IP Logged

      Brinkster support informed me that the server where the FTP files are located is down.  They are working on fixing this.  When it will be up again is anybody's guess.

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        Posted: November 3, 2014, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

        Goo News!!!

        Brinkster FTP server is back online.

         

        Live Update

        Draws updated through Sunday, November 2, 2014

        Uploaded to server at 4:30 pm EST Friday 11/3/2014

         

        For those experimenting with "All States" "Alert System" (see previous posts) here is the updated drawing text file download link below

        AllStates draw text file (AllStatesDraws.txt) updated and uploaded:

        https://app.box.com/s/4pwn99kar5ff1gtvpzqz

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          Posted: November 4, 2014, 6:12 am - IP Logged

          Live Update

          Draws updated through Monday, November 3, 2014

          Uploaded to server at 6:00 am EST Tuesday, November 4, 2014

           

          For those experimenting with "All States" "Alert System" (see previous posts) here is the updated drawing text file download link below

          AllStates draw text file (AllStatesDraws.txt) updated and uploaded:

          https://app.box.com/s/4pwn99kar5ff1gtvpzqz

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            Posted: November 4, 2014, 9:50 am - IP Logged

            Winsumloosesum,

            Thank you for the helping with the registration issue.

            I am new at this.

            Once I bring up the LotSoft Application, I click on Pick3

            How do I do "Draws Live Update" to the States of NY and VA

            I thought I just click on Draws-live update and it should connect to the FTP server, but it cannot connects.

            As for your AllStates Draw text file, where do I dump the file?

            Thank you.

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              Posted: November 4, 2014, 10:41 am - IP Logged

              Winsumloosesum,

              Thank you for the helping with the registration issue.

              I am new at this.

              Once I bring up the LotSoft Application, I click on Pick3

              How do I do "Draws Live Update" to the States of NY and VA

              I thought I just click on Draws-live update and it should connect to the FTP server, but it cannot connects.

              As for your AllStates Draw text file, where do I dump the file?

              Thank you.

              The Live Update button for either Pick 3 or Pick 4 will update every single state.

              If you you want to just update just 2 states you can double click the state(s) and enter the next drawing by clicking the Add New Draw button.

              If you need to update with a large number of past draws you can import a text file into Lotsoft by clicking the "Import Draws From File" button.

               

              Are you receiving an error when you click the Live Update button?  If you are then you will need to change the server location in the props.mdb file located in the following directory:

              C:\Program Files\INW\Lotsoft\data folder

              I posted a video and instruction on how to replace the ftp address using a FREE MDB viewer program in my Blog.

               

              If you have the draws for the state in a text file, they can be easily be imported into the database.

              There is however a rule to which this data has to obey.
              It has to be like this:

              01-01-2003;0;7;6
              01-02-2003;3;9;6
              01-03-2003;5;5;6
              01-04-2003;9;8;1
              01-06-2003;0;6;1
              01-07-2003;5;9;9

              Meaning, each line must be exactly 16 characters.
              Make sure there are no empty lines at the end of the file!

              Also, there is an added step.  You need to click the "Recalculate Statistics" button. 

              What are the most current drawing dates you have for NY and VA?

              Or,

              You can download the following 2 files and place them in the following folder:

              https://app.box.com/s/ipw0k90kcesxokw6ntfs

              https://app.box.com/s/5pj9m67af9g878xdkhaw

               

              C:\Program Files\INW\Lotsoft\data folder

              You should replace the p3.mdb and p4.mdb files. These are the Pick 3 and Pick 4 draw histories.

              Let me know if this worked!!

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                I imported the two files to the ..\data folder and I see the files are up to date to 11/03/14. 

                I tried to run the Live Update button from the main menu again and it is given me the error at the ftp connection.

                I am trying to find the video you were referring but I cannot find in your blog.  Actually, i cannot find your name in the listed blog either.

                Question: Why do I need to change the FTP server location? 

                it is not the location of the updated draws is located on a certain server that is defined in the props.mdb file?

                please advise.

                 

                Thanks,

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                  Winsumlosesum,

                   

                  Thank you.  I got Live update to work.

                  Now for the Alert Systems, where is the location to import the txt file?

                  Thanks,

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                    I imported the two files to the ..\data folder and I see the files are up to date to 11/03/14. 

                    I tried to run the Live Update button from the main menu again and it is given me the error at the ftp connection.

                    I am trying to find the video you were referring but I cannot find in your blog.  Actually, i cannot find your name in the listed blog either.

                    Question: Why do I need to change the FTP server location? 

                    it is not the location of the updated draws is located on a certain server that is defined in the props.mdb file?

                    please advise.

                     

                    Thanks,

                    Here Is The Link To The Video

                    Lotsoft Pro 5 - Update props.mdb File

                                           

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                      Posted: November 5, 2014, 12:41 am - IP Logged

                      The ftp location changed a month or so ago. The new ftp address is ftps60.brinkster.com

                      When you open (double click) the props.mdb file you will need a password which is: {0,1}f(XP)

                      Double click the tbl_Props Table

                      You should see the following: Access 2010

                      tblprops1

                      Make sure 27 FTPLocation (highlighted ins yellow) is ftps60.brinkster.com

                      Below is the example is using the FREE MDB Viewer Plus program.  See Blog.

                      props2

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                        Posted: November 5, 2014, 6:06 am - IP Logged

                        I got the live Update to work.  Thank you.

                        I believe every day you send out the All States.txt file for the Alert Systems.

                        I am not sure where to dump your latest file.

                        THanks,

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                          I got the live Update to work.  Thank you.

                          I believe every day you send out the All States.txt file for the Alert Systems.

                          I am not sure where to dump your latest file.

                          THanks,

                          Place /download the Allstates text file on your Desktop or any folder.  Create a new game.  Import the text file into Lotsoft.

                          Just follow the instructions from a few pages back.  I think there is a PDF with instructions.

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                            Posted: November 5, 2014, 8:22 am - IP Logged

                            Live Update

                            Draws updated through Tuesday, November 4, 2014

                            Uploaded to server at 8:20 am EST Wednesday, November 5, 2014

                             

                            For those experimenting with "All States" "Alert System" (see previous posts) here is the updated drawing text file download link below

                            AllStates draw text file (AllStatesDraws.txt) updated and uploaded:

                            https://app.box.com/s/4pwn99kar5ff1gtvpzqz

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                              Posted: November 5, 2014, 3:30 pm - IP Logged

                              Winsumloosesum,

                               

                              For the AllStatesDraws.txt file, do you have to import everyday?

                              Can it do it automated update after you import yesterday file?

                              Thanks,

                                 
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