[aprssig] tactical call identifier packet

Shawn Stoddard stoddard at pobox.com
Sat Jul 26 20:18:06 EDT 2008

Scott Miller wrote:
>> Anybody every thought about using something like a DNS server? Have one 
>> system that accepts inquiries about serial numbers and maps them to call 
>> signs. Since APRS acts a lot like a single broadcast domain clients that 
>> overhead a request-reply could just cache the entry, minimizing traffic. 
>> The mappings could be aged out of the cache and/or reverified 
>> periodically. Then you only have one place to update the mapping. I 
>> grant you doing this would require a change to all APRS clients but so 
>> would any major change.
> Yes.  For position lookups and such, anyway.  I seem to remember I had a 
> working prototype based on BIND, but I can't remember what I did with 
> the code.  I think it's probably on the old Win2k server in the rack in 
> the garage... I'll have to see if it still boots.
> Or are you talking about on-air lookups?
> Scott
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I was thinking more of on-air. While the Internet brings a lot of value 
it is not always available. Plus as Bob has stated many times APRS is a 
local thing.

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