[aprssig] Paths - Solution proposal

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Jul 18 10:29:13 EDT 2014

I use source routing frequently.  Rather than shotgunning my APRS packets
in all directions, If I am doing something special (quite often actually) I
will chose specific digipeaters by callsign to get my packte going in the
right direction and then let it go out from there.

Or the opposite, do a generic 1 or 21 hops to cover the area where I am
operating but then letting it go one more hop to a known intended area.

This is common when one is in the highest density of APRS traffic in the
country, and it makes no sense to flood the greater mid-atlantic when a
smart selection of an entry in the DIGI field can tailor the path to only
the area of interest.

Some people can just plug-n-play, but some others like to understand the
network and hone their skills to use it effectively..  - by choosing where
their packets go --

Bob, Wb4APR

On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 4:45 AM, Jason KG4WSV <kg4wsv at gmail.com> wrote:

> > On Jul 18, 2014, at 1:58 AM, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> >
> > WHen was the last time you dialed 911?
> > I assume zero.  Therefore we dont need it right?
> You are equating source routing with 911 service?
> I assume this response is to avoid admitting you have never used it, never
> needed it, and you are holding back the entire APRS network infrastructure
> to preserve a feature you think you might need one day.
> -j
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