[aprssig] So long.... APRS-IS officially has lost 1/2it's servers.

k4rjj at bellsouth.net k4rjj at bellsouth.net
Sun Mar 2 16:37:54 EST 2008

Pete, If I understand the message the was cross posted to another SIG I'm on, the real problem is the Non ham weather stations.  It's your server and bandwidth.  The response I would give is  "Shape up or you will be blocked!"  I'm sure you prepared the server to block access to unauthorized connects?  If this sounds stern it was meant to be that way.  You and all the server owners and everyone down to the RX only Igate owners are to be commended for your donation of time and money to make the APRS-IS work.  I hope you change your mind and bring them back someday.

I would really like to see the APRS community organize in the spirit of AMSAT.  Pooling your money can make bigger things happen. 

73 K4RJJ Ronny

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> Scott,
> You or anyone else is always encouraged to try to write your own server
> software.  Some have.  javAPRSSrvr has become the standard due to its
> stability, the stability it enforces on APRS-IS, the server-side
> filtering (not written by me, BTW), compatibility with existing
> software, etc.
> I realize that you get frustrated when you can't see the code, but you
> can't.  You are right that I have my legitimate reasons for not creating
> javAPRSSrvr as open-source and for keeping it that way.  The q algorithm
> is published.  The server requirements are published (see
> www.aprs-is.net).  aprsD is open-source if you want to look at some
> server code that isn't as comprehensive as javAPRSSrvr for a start.
> Have fun!
> 73,
> Pete Loveall AE5PL
> pete at ae5pl dot net
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Scott Miller
> > Posted At: Sunday, March 02, 2008 12:25 PM
> > Subject: Re: [aprssig] So long.... APRS-IS officially has lost 1/2it's
> > servers.
> > 
> > It's impossible to critique the server software when no one else gets
> > to
> > look at it.  For example, is each output queue parsing each packet for
> > 
> > But as long as the source is closed, no one else can help.  Seeing as
> > there's no profit to be made with this software, I don't really
> > understand why it can't be opened, but I'm sure you have your reasons
> -
> > that's why I suggested creation of new software that'd be open from
> the
> > start and built to address the limitations we've run into.
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