[aprssig] Another Bootlegger?

Steve Dimse steve at dimse.com
Tue Jan 6 15:01:10 EST 2009

This guy has almost zero chance of that, because he is running a  
tracker on RF. Only messages get sent from Inet to RF, and trackers  
don't send messages.

IGate operators have reason to be worried though, because the APRS IS  
is completely insecure. messages sent on the internet and are passed  
on to RF by their stations are solely their responsibility. I turned  
off the transmitter on my IGate on the day, many years ago, when the  
validation code was released by the author of aprsd...

Steve K4HG

On Jan 6, 2009, at 12:15 PM, John Vause wrote:

> What if this "bootlegger" decides to send profane email through the  
> Wouldn't most IGATE sysops bother to manage their IGATES then?
> If an IGATE sysop doesn't want the responsibility maybe they ought  
> not be running an IGATE.
> If a bootleg OTR vehicle running ETI-* rolls through here he won't  
> make it to the Internet through
> my station.

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