Provides FDSN Web Services
fdsnws is a server that provides FDSN Web Services from a SeisComP3 database and record source. The following services are available:
|Service||Retrieves this...||In this format|
|fdsnws-dataselect||time series data in miniSEED format||miniSEED|
|fdsnws-station||network, station, channel, response metadata||FDSN Station XML, StationXML, SC3ML|
|fdsnws-event||contributed earthquake origin and magnitude estimates||QuakeML, SC3ML|
If fdsnws is started, it accepts connections by default on port 8080 which can be changed in the configuration. Also please read Changing the service port for running the services on a privileged port, e.g. port 80 as requested by the specification.
To summit POST request the command line tool wget in combination with the parameter post-data or post-file may be used.
sysop@host:~$ wget --post-file=request.txt "http://localhost:8080/fdsnws/dataselect/1/query" -O output.mseed
The FDSN Web service specification defines that the Service SHOULD be available under port 80. Typically SeisComP3 runs under a user without root permissions and therefore is not allowed to bind to privileged ports (<1024). To serve on port 80 you may for instance
authbind allows a program which does not or should not run as root to bind to low-numbered ports in a controlled way. Please refer to man authbind for program descriptions. The following lines show how to install and setup authbind for the user sysop under the Ubuntu OS.
sysop@host:~$ sudo apt-get install authbind sysop@host:~$ sudo touch /etc/authbind/byport/80 sysop@host:~$ sudo chown sysop /etc/authbind/byport/80 sysop@host:~$ sudo chmod 500 /etc/authbind/byport/80
Once authbind is configured correctly the FDSN Web services may be started as follows:
sysop@host:~$ authbind --deep seiscomp exec fdsnws
In order use authbind when starting fdsnws as SeisComP service the last line in the ~/seiscomp3/etc/init/fdsnws.py have to be commented in.
All major Linux distributions ship with their own firewall implementations which are front-ends for the iptables kernel functions. The following line temporary adds a firewall rule which redirects all incoming traffic on port 8080 to port 80.
sysop@host:~$ sudo iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp --dport 80 -j REDIRECT --to 8080
Please refer to the documentation of your particular firewall solution on how to set up this rule permanently.
fdsnws inherits global options.
Defines the bind address of the server. "0.0.0.0" allows any interface to connect to this server whereas "127.0.0.0" only allows connections from localhost. Default is 0.0.0.0.
Server port to listen for incoming requests. Note: The FDSN Web service specification defines the service port 80. Please refer to the documentation on how to serve on privileged ports. Default is 8080.
Number of maximum simultaneous requests. Default is 5.
Maximum number of objects per query, used in fdsnws-station and fdsnws-event to limit main memory consumption. Default is 10000.
Restricts end time of requests to current time - realtimeGap seconds. Negative values allowed. Used in fdsnws-dataselect. WARNING: If this value is unset and a realtime recordsource (e.g. slink) is used, requests may block if end time in future is requested.
Maximum number of samples (in units of million) per query, used in fdsnws-dataselect to prevent a single user to block one connection with a large request.
Path to password file used in fdsnws-station/queryauth. The format is 'username:password' separated by lines. Because of the HTTP digest authentication method required by the FDSN specification, the passwords have to be stored in plain text. Default is @CONFIGDIR@/fdsnws.htpasswd.
Path to access log file. If unset no access log is created.
Enables/Disables the DataSelect service. Default is true.
Enables/Disables the Event service. Default is true.
Enables/Disables the Station service. Default is true.
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Use alternative configuration file. When this option is used the loading of all stages is disabled. Only the given configuration file is parsed and used. To use another name for the configuration create a symbolic link of the application or copy it, eg scautopick -> scautopick2.
Load given plugins.
Run as daemon. This means the application will fork itself and doesn't need to be started with &.
Enable/disable self-shutdown because a master module shutdown. This only works when messaging is enabled and the master module sends a shutdown message (enabled with --start-stop-msg for the master module).
Sets the name of the master-module used for auto-shutdown. This is the application name of the module actually started. If symlinks are used then it is the name of the symlinked application.
Sets the name of the master-username of the messaging used for auto-shutdown. If "shutdown-master-module" is given as well this parameter is ignored.
Verbosity level [0..4]. 0:quiet, 1:error, 2:warning, 3:info, 4:debug
Increase verbosity level (may be repeated, eg. -vv)
Quiet mode: no logging output
Limits the logging to a certain component. This option can be given more than once.
Use syslog logging back end. The output usually goes to /var/lib/messages.
Path to lock file.
Send log output to stdout.
Debug mode: --verbosity=4 --console=1
Use alternative log file.
List all supported database drivers.
The database connection string, format: service://user:pwd@host/database. "service" is the name of the database driver which can be queried with "--db-driver-list".
The configmodule to use.
Load the inventory from the given database or file, format: [service://]location
Do not use the database at all