[aprssig] [aprsfi] VK4TEC pushing ADS-B data to APRS-IS
curt.we7u at gmail.com
Wed Jul 20 13:15:48 EDT 2016
Careful with the pitchforks. It may not have been intentional. Could have
been a misconfiguration or a bug.
On Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 10:13 AM, Steve Dimse via aprssig <aprssig at tapr.org>
> > On Jul 20, 2016, at 9:42 AM, Heikki Hannikainen via aprssig <
> aprssig at tapr.org> wrote:
> > It seems like Andrew VK4TEC has started to gateway ADS-B data to the
> > http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&limit=300&call=VK4TEC*&view=normal
> > I do not think that this is a great idea - the APRS-IS is supposed to be
> a network for amateur radio communications, and quite a lot of people
> depend on it being just that.
> I'll not be so kind. It was an absolutely idiotic idea.
> I was just about to start tracking down something I saw in my monitoring
> graphs when I saw this thread. It represented roughly a 1/3 increase in
> traffic on the APRS IS, though it seems to have stopped now. You can get a
> good idea of how much data he was sending before shutting it down by this
> page at findU, showing the last 200 packets with timestamps, he was sending
> dozens a second, for hours!
> A graph that shows what he did to the traffic volume is here
> This graph includes CWOP traffic, so combined the baseline represents 30 -
> 40,000 users, and the bump is all one selfish user.
> Andrew, don't ever send anything to the APRS IS that is not ham radio
> again. Please.
> Steve K4HG
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