[hfsig] Re: [linux] LinLink

dubose at texas.net dubose at texas.net
Wed Aug 4 16:40:48 EDT 2004

No arguement with that...it sure might be something we can bite into.

We DO want to make it backward compatible at least in the beginning and then 
grow it...

We do plan to support 802.11 fully and use sendmail/qmail or such and yes POP3 
will certainly be used where we can both from the Internet and via V/UHF and HF 
if we can.

Of course we're not suggesting the use of 1200 baud when so much 9600 and 
higher speeds are available, ie. with some of the Kantronics TNC...I think that 
19.2 KBPS is really doable to replace 1200 baud.

The LinLink list is on the www.wetnet.org web site...check the left hand frame.

Thanks for the input.


> dubose at texas.net wrote:
> > FYI.
> > 
> > Walt/K5YFW
> > 
> > Name:  LinLink
> > 
> > Purpose:  An Open Source Enhanced Digital Messaging for Amateur Radio 
> > Source Code From Previously Release Amateur Radio Open Source Applications .
> > 
> > Mission:  Provide to Amateur Radio Operators and emergency service and 
> > relief organizations with a low or no cost system utilizing enabling 
> > technologies and sound operating practices to provide a full-featured radio 
> > digital message transfer system with attachments, map & text-based position 
> > reporting such as Xastric, graphic & text-based weather bulletin services 
> > as developed by Texas A&M Univ. Packet based on AX.25 and AX.25 BBS 
> > applications such as JNOS and Q15X25. An MTA using existing RFC compliant 
> > standards and an HF mode using current highspeed, robust computer sound 
> > applications such as MT63 and Q15X25.
> umm. why try to inject life into long and deservedly dead technologies? 
>   packet radio stuff is really pretty bad and if you look back at 
> computer network history, I think that you will find that something like 
> UUCP would actually serve us better given the nature of RF links and 
> transmitters.  as far as I can say,ham radio equipment is not suited to 
> full duplex packet oriented networks.  the exception being use of 
> commercial gear (i.e. wifi) on amateur frequencies
> uucp, sendmail and pop-3/imap for the local to computer end-user/nonham 
> folks.  that would make a better solution that something packet based 
> and BBSs.  I mean, the last time I use the BBS was when I had 1200 baud 
> modem.
> packet is dead, let it rest in peace please!
> ---eric
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