[nos-bbs] use of SSID

(Skip) K8RRA k8rra at ameritech.net
Tue Dec 12 10:58:43 EST 2006

Good day - I am looking over a topic...

I find that the regular practice in configuration for jnos is to equate
service to an (arbitrary?) SSID.
Local examples for this is the use of -1 for BBS per the book "Packet
Radio" and -4 for BBS per mi-drg organization.
Same service - different SSID.
Other examples suggest -7 for NET-ROM within the same config that offers
BBS on -1, and -10? for APRS, (etc).

I find from experimentation that all services may be offered on a single
My experiment may be faulty without my knowledge, but my use of -1 for
all services and ports seems healthy to date.
This seems to this writer to be as it "should be"...

It seems natural that each instance of jnos (or other software solution)
be given a separate SSID.
Thus as I expand to three stations at home, car, and boat, that I might
well select -1, -2, and -3, for SSIDs.
Also it seems that using SSID to segregate service (or port) introduces
complication without benefit.
Speaking of complication: I count one call with eight SSIDs on one
frequency in my neighborhood - perhaps 2 or (maybe 3?) installations.
It seems to sort out which SSID to use represents extra work for packet

So I turn to this community for help, and I pose the questions:
Is there a benefit to configure multiple SSIDs for a single instance of
Is there a compelling reason to continue the practice of multiple SSIDs
in setting up one station?

If you have thoughts on this topic, thanks (in advance) for adding to
body of knowledge on this reflector...

de [George (Skip) VerDuin] K8RRA k
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