[aprssig] APRS-XO proposal

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Thu Jan 10 12:01:25 EST 2008

APRS-IS does not accept UDP packets due to the lack of verification.
Just an FYI.

CWOP folks connect, log on, send their packet, and disconnect.  True,
there is more overhead but it works and reduces potential abuse issues.


Pete Loveall AE5PL
pete at ae5pl net

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott Miller
> Posted At: Thursday, January 10, 2008 10:08 AM
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS-XO proposal
> If anyone's going to write a transmit-only tracker application, can it
> PLEASE use UDP?  If it's not kept open all the time, a TCP connection
> is
> going to require 3 packets to connect, 1 packet for data, and 3
> to disconnect.  And keeping it open all the time probably isn't a good
> idea for a device that might be moving from one network to another all
> the time.  You probably don't want old positions stuck in buffers,
> either.

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