[aprssig] Why Not "Gate in Vicinity"

Gregg Wonderly gregg at wonderly.org
Thu Dec 22 15:23:38 EST 2011

On 12/22/2011 11:48 AM, Pete Loveall AE5PL Lists wrote:
> That might fix him but the point is: many of these software packages don't do messaging and, more importantly, you are relinquishing control of your radio station to one or more unknown entities who may or may not know what they are doing.  Think about it.
I think that this shows that software faults can corrupt the system, but I am 
not sure that it shows that this kind of service show never happen.  On the 
contrary, I think that we all need to contemplate what it means for APRS-IS to 
exist, and for there to be 'non' 144.390mhz devices participating in the APRS 
system at large.  We'll never have fancy software systems in the radios, and 
certainly, anything that is "configurable" could be mis-configured at any 
level.  What makes sense, from my perspective, is that i-gate software needs to 
be "smart" about this issue, and protect the network itself from unnecessary 

I think it would be great, to converse here on the list, about the kind of 
filter that would be most applicable for i-gates to help in throttling traffic.  
Simple ideas about maximum "bandwidth used by a station" as well as "minimum 
bandwidth kept available" and some other ideas would be a great place to start.

Gregg Wonderly

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