[aprssig] APRS Mobile 1.0 Released for iPhone/iPad

Javier Henderson javier at kjsl.org
Mon Sep 22 16:01:29 EDT 2014

On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 2:19 PM, Steve Dimse <steve at dimse.com> wrote:

> On Sep 22, 2014, at 9:30 AM, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) <
> ldeffenb at homeside.to> wrote:
> > Ug.  And this conforms how to the requirement on
> http://www.aprs-is.net/Connecting.aspx (emphasis theirs):
> >
> >> It is the responsibility of each software author to provide the proper
> passcode to their individual users on a request basis. This is to aid in
> keeping APRS-IS restricted to amateur radio use only.
> >
> > IMHO, it should default to -1 until some contact is made to honor the
> responsibility of the software author to get a proper passcode for their
> callsign.
> >
> Again, this is busy work. There is NO security provided by the passcode,
> at this point it is nothing but an annoyance. If you would feel even the
> slightest bit better if it defaults to -1 you are delusional.

If the passcode is so useless, maybe we should revise the use of
certificates, as it has been proposed here before more than once.

-jav k4jh
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