[aprssig] Digipeater routing: "Get me to findu"

Doug Ferrell kd4moj at kd4moj.org
Tue Feb 28 09:00:39 EST 2006

On Mon, 27 Feb 2006 apratt at bestbits.org wrote:
> If digis knew how many hops away from an IGate they were, they could
> write the proper number of hops into a packet that arrived with
> generic "findu" routing. Mobile users could use one route setting in
> any area, without wasting bandwidth in the cities or having their
> packets die too soon in remote areas. The right hop count would be
> automatic in all areas they passed through.
> I don't know the limits of digipeater technology - is this possible? I
> know that findu isn't the only use for APRS, but for cases when you
> *do* want to reach findu, does this idea seem worthwhile? 

   The only problem I see with this is (with the exception of Tier1/2) is
that Igates can pop out of no-where. I mean that there are dedicated
Igates such as mine and also Ui-View/WinAprs (and probably others)  prgms
can also gate to the APRS-IS. So your traveling might be picked up and
gated to the IS via a home station "gating" traffic to IS and ending up on
findu automatically.


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