[aprssig] OT Soundmodem packet program

Brett Friermood brett.friermood at gmail.com
Mon Mar 3 09:26:35 EST 2014

Not sure why you are avoiding them, but the linux AX.25 tools are
probably your best option. Yes it will create another networking
device but being that linux is extremely network friendly, unlike that
"other" os, it won't go blasting all kinds of stuff over the air with
nothing you can do about it. And if something does it only takes some
small configuration changes to fix.

As for complexity, once the connection to the TNC is established,
users only have to use axcall with a couple options turned on to
provide the simple terminal you are looking for.

Brett KQ9N

On Sun, Mar 2, 2014 at 11:29 PM, MJ Inabnit <ke6sls at arrl.net> wrote:
> Hi All:
> I have xastir running really well with soundmodem on linux.  I'd like to
> also find a packet terminal program so users could use the same config and
> use regular ax25 packet systems.  I have avoided the ax25 tools since that
> makes another ifconfig device and seems like more confusion than needed,
> where xastir can use the simple KISS device that stays clear of the tcp/ip
> stack.
> The problem is, I don't know of any packet terminal software (ui or gui) for
> contemporary linux's!
> I know I could build jnos, but that in itself is extremely complicated for
> the average user. . .
> I had some tips from the debian-ham group, but all of those leads failed to
> pan out for one reason or other.
> So is there a linux terminal program that can use the KISS device and run on
> later distros of Ubuntu/Mint?
> Thank you
> 73
> --
> wishing you well
> Jaye, ke6sls--via the acer w/thunderchicken3
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