[aprssig] dead band - now multiple connects

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Sat May 21 12:36:19 EDT 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Vodall - WA7NWP
> Posted At: Saturday, May 21, 2005 11:14 AM
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] dead band - now multiple connects
> Keyword here is "which send data".   The existing system 
> doesn't take in to
> account situations where an end use may be using multiple 
> applications with
> different filters.   Maybe there could be a RO flag which 
> would allow multiple
> connections.

The best way is to use a different login for each application.  There is
no AX.25 restriction on SSID's on APRS-IS so use whatever you want,
especially for "read-only" connections.  In essence, there already is a
RO flag: a non-verified login is considered read-only (but does allow
the station to send a posit and/or a weather packet).  Where some get
caught on this, however, is when a ham uses the same callsign-SSID for
an APRS client and a CWOP client.  While the CWOP client logs in
non-verified, the APRS client uses a verified login.  Therefore, the
server with the APRS client connection considers packets from the CWOP
client to be loops.  Again, this can be avoided by using different


Pete Loveall AE5PL
mailto:pete at ae5pl.net 

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