OpenSky Feeder for Dump1090 (Debian GNU/Linux)

Note: If your device is a Raspberry Pi and you want to run the feeder on that device you should checkout this article.

This article describes how to feed your data into the OpenSky Network if you already have dump1090 running on a machine in your network. You can install the feeder on the same machine or on another machine in the network, running Debian GNU/Linux or Ubuntu.

Right now, we offer binary packages for the architectures i386, amd64, armhf and arm64.

Obtaining and installing the feeder

Basically there are two ways:

  • You can download and install a .deb file. This is easier and faster.
  • Alternatively you can add the OpenSky repository and use apt to install the feeder. This is easier to maintain as the software is updated automatically with every system update.

Download and install a .deb file

  1. Download the right .deb file depending on your system's architecture:

Then install the feeder:

sudo dpkg -i opensky-feeder_latest_%YOUR_ARCH%.deb

To update the package, just repeat these steps. You can also refer to the Changelog to see if there are any updates.

Add the OpenSky repository to apt

  • The OpenSky repository is using https, thus you need to install that transfer method
    sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https
  • You also need the GPG key of the OpenSky Network which verifies the integrity of the archives
    wget -O - | sudo apt-key add -
  • Add the opensky repository
    sudo bash -c "echo deb opensky custom > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opensky.list"
  • Update apt
    sudo apt-get update
  • Install the feeder
    sudo apt-get install opensky-feeder
  • Now the feeder is updated everytime you use
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade

    or something similar

Configuration and further instructions

After installing, you will be prompted some questions about your receiver setup. If dump1090 is not running on the same machine you just installed the feeder, you will need to enter the IP address of the dump1090 device within your network.

For reconfiguration and some more information, refer to this article.

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