[aprssig] FW: Possibility to add-on Server to APRS-IS Tier-2 Pool

Bill Vodall wa7nwp at gmail.com
Fri Nov 20 15:27:25 EST 2015

On Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 8:39 AM, Jason KG4WSV via aprssig
<aprssig at tapr.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 9:18 AM, Nagi Punyamurthula via aprssig
> <aprssig at tapr.org> wrote:
>> I wanted to surface this request again and see if anyone had any
>> recommendations or what the request process is to add a server node to the
>> APRS-IS server network
> I have no opinion on adding your server to the T2 servers, but I'd like to
> point out a couple of general things:
> proximity in network topology terms does not necessarily relate to
> geographic proximity.  if link speeds and bandwidths are considered in
> addition to hop count, latency, etc, in can differ even more.
> Depending on the number of servers and number of clients, adding an APRS-IS
> server can result in a net _increase_ in traffic on the servers you are
> attempting to "relieve".  For example, if you set up a server you'll
> probably peer with at least 2 or 3 other servers, and that's a full feed to
> each.  If the clients that connect to your server only amount to a few
> filtered feeds, you've created a significant increase in bandwidth on your
> peer servers in exchange for reducing their load by a few filtered feeds.
> "More servers" does not automatically mean "better".
> -Jason
> kg4wsv
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