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FlightAware/SkyAware/dump1090-fa lighttp does not start after update to version 5

Today I updated my bananapi zero w running raspbian and the dump1090 flightaware software ADS-B monitor. Unfortunality the web server lighttp did not start any more after the update with an error about a line in 89-skyaware.conf. I did not accept the installer/update message to overwrite my custom files. But how can I get the maintainer versions of the conf files?

After some research I found them at So I used these files (89-skyaware.conf and 89-dump1090-fa.conf) instead and the web server started without error.

Finally I added my

server.use-ipv6 = "enable"

to the $SERVER[“socket”] of 89-skyaware.conf and my adsbox was reachable from internet again. I am at a FTTH network with global IPv6 only and use to map ipv4 public IPs to my internal network.

adsbox, dump1090 piaware flightaware flightradar24 and IPv6

Recently I switched by flight tracker Bananapi M2 Zero with RTLSDR from adsbox (port 7070) to dump1090 (port 8080). But then, the IPv6 official address does not open the web site any more, although I switched the port forarding from 7070 to 8080 on the router.

After some digging and tests, I found that lighttpd, that was used as web server by dump1090-fa (fligh-warae variant), does not default to use IPv6 too. I had to change the dump1090-fa extension for lighttpd to:


...# Listen on port 8080 and serve the map there, too.
$SERVER["socket"] == ":8080" {
  server.use-ipv6 = "enable"
  alias.url += (
    "/data/" => "/run/dump1090-fa/",
    "/" => "/usr/share/dump1090-fa/html/"

Now,  netstat -tulpn did show that port 80 and 8080 are open for ipv4 and ipv6

tcp        0      0    *               LISTEN      -                   
tcp6       0      0 :::8080                 :::*                    LISTEN      -

Just to remember.