[aprssig] Re: APRSpoint Pros/Cons WAS: (no subject)

James Washer washer at trlp.com
Fri Aug 19 17:45:41 EDT 2005

On Fri, 19 Aug 2005 13:56:39 -0700
"Stephen H. Smith" <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:
> There is no provision to automatically send the filter port message as 
> part of a logon to tier-2 port 14580 (the user-defined filter port).  
> You have to manually send a message to the server after logon to enable 
> the filter.   If you get disconnected or the program switches to the 
> alternate (fallback) server, nothing will be received until the message 
> is again manually sent.   Not good for unattended operation.   

The workaround for this is trivial. A little helper application that logs into the APRS-IS server, doing the user filters, etc.. and then re-serves the connection to the local application.  All done with about 30 lines of perl.

 - jim

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