[aprssig] NEW WIDEn-N what to do with this??

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Mon May 23 08:44:07 EDT 2005

>>> aprs at kd4rdb.com 5/22/2005 4:24:31 PM >>>
>count the total number of possible hops... and if the total
> is > a number preset, then ignore that packet. 
>[or] subtract to get the number of hops already used.
>Then if that number was greater than the number... 
> then do not digipeat....
>I prefer the 2nd suggestion because it allows people 
>to run WIDE7-7 and allows the network to limit the 
>number of hops.

Maybe someday.  But I think for a few years we have 
to ENFORCE education and by that, we need to 
penalize abusive behavior.  Thus excessive paths should
be trapped at their source so that people will learn that
if they try to abuse the network, they might not get out
at all...

In other words, they have to learn and live by
the "golden rule".  And not the "ME-FIRST-and-everyone
else-be-darned" rule where one assumes that
everyone else will protect themselves from the
sender's abuse.

de Wb4APR, Bob

(SV2AGW)George Rossopoulos wrote:

>What a digi should do with this?
>pid=F0 Len=42 >[22:22:49]
>`3aS hS>/]"9:}IC-706MKIIG/TM-D700E/GARMIN 
>A)Ignore the packet
>B)Scan the whole digi frame and digi the frame as digicall,QRT* just
>notify the user that he should change its Path??
>I am writing an update for AGWUIDigi......
>micro USB TNT (A pocket TNC with Build in Tracker and APRS digi with
USB and
>battery for portable operation)
>(SV2AGW)George Rossopoulos
>sv2agw at elcom.gr 
>George Rossopoulos
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