[aprssig] Simple Network Paging Protocol to APRS Gateway

Charles Bland root at blandranch.net
Wed Sep 17 23:30:29 EDT 2014

As usual, you come up with interesting stuff.


Since I know you a *little* better than most on this list......



On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 6:41 PM, Kenneth Finnegan <
kennethfinnegan2007 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 6:12 PM, Andrew P. <andrewemt at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > One concern about this, is that it doesn't do any excuse at
> authentication
> > to confirm the person sending a message is a licensed amateur radio
> > operator, so it could allow unlicensed users to transmit to RF.
> I thought about implementing SNPP's authentication extension, but
> decided that it hamstrung the simple elegance of the protocol.
> I'm not willing to require users to provide their APRS-IS passwords
> every time they log in, since even I have found calculating those
> passwords seriously inconvenient. I move between systems so much that
> the easiest way to get passwords is through the web generators, but
> they keep catching flak and getting shut down so I keep needing to
> find new password hashers.
> In the end, I don't plan on leaving this one exposed to the Internet
> indefinitely, so the daemon's implicit trust can be limited to each
> deployment's LAN by the gateway firewall.
> So yes, this daemon doesn't use the APRS authentication mechanism du
> jour. I'm more interested in people's first impressions on the daemon
> itself.
> --
> Kenneth Finnegan
> http://blog.thelifeofkenneth.com/
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