[aprssig] distributed findu possible ?
3ashore at Comcast.net
Wed Aug 6 22:02:05 EDT 2008
While Michael is correct and I'm certainly a devout believer in
web-based app'ns, there are certain situations where the effort to build
a peer-to-peer architecture (which essentially is what Tom describes)
can be justified.
for more than you probably want to know about it. FWIW, which ain't
all that much,
Tickets CAD developer
Michael Conrad wrote:
> Hi Tom,
>>> 4. The responsible node displays the APRS information (station status, wx, raw data) or is able
>>> to show near APRS traffic.
>> I use a system very similar to this to display APRS traffic. I use a
>> program called Xastir, but there are a few other programs with similar
>> features. Xastir allows me to connect to the APRS-IS via my local Tier
>> 2 server. The Tier 2 server then relays APRS traffic to my map. I can
>> filter by geographic area with a box or radius, and/or request data
>> for individual stations. By defining a filter specific to only the
>> data I need, the bandwidth costs are minimal. If I connect a TNC and
>> radio to the computer, Xastir can also display APRS data from RF and
>> even help add that data to the APRS-IS system via the same Tier 2
> I know, but these applications can not be used by a web browser and
> your local setup can not be used by others. This is one of the advantages
> of the web based APRS applications. They can be used without special
> software or hardware, only a web browser is needed.
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