[nos-bbs] attaching a remote TNC ?

Alan Sieg WB5RMG wb5rmg at somenet.net
Mon Feb 15 13:23:18 EST 2010

Very good info - Thanks Bill... I'm almost there - but not all the way.

I have AGWPE running on myNET.12 (XP), with RMSgateway & AGWterm connected.
I've compiled and activated remserial on myNET.44 (Fedora), and can see
the network sockets connected both ways. This command line to start it:
 remserial -d -r -p 8000 -l /dev/remserial1 /dev/ptmx &
AGWPE shows the connection from myNET.44 as UNproto. So far so good (I think).

In my autoexec.nos (on myNET.44) instead of :
attach asy ttyS0 - ax25 vhf 4096 256 2400 # I changed ttyS0 to remserial1 :
attach asy remserial1 - ax25 vhf 4096 256 2400 # and JNOS has no complaints.

However, nothing seems to go either direction...
I could see this working easily with remserial at each end, dedicated TNC.
Perhaps there is additional magic I need to talk with AGWPE.
Do I still make the JNOS connection as "asy" ?
Is the AGW port an AX25 interface, or a RAW interface...

Anyone with an example config line for JNOS ..?..
  Thanks  /;^)
> This thread on the Xastir list has the info needed:
>   http://www.mail-archive.com/xastir@xastir.org/msg01772.html
> Also on the Xastir faq, see the section on how to redirect serial ports:
>   <http://www.xastir.org/wiki/Frequently_Asked_Questions#How_to_I_redirect_serial_ports_from_one_computer_to_another.3F>
> On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 9:23 AM, Alan Sieg WB5RMG <wb5rmg at somenet.net> wrote:
>> Forgive me if this has been asked too many times,
>> I'm relatively new again to this list and haven't yet
>> found all the all the right places to look for new answers . . .
>> Has anyone come up with a way to make use of a shared TNC
>> on a LAN connected computer (ie. AGWPE on an neighboring MS platform).
>> Seems it might be possible to access that remote KISS device via sockets.
>> It would be nice to have one TNC/radio on MS/AGWPE, that could also be
>> used by the linux/JNOS2 BBS elsewhere on the LAN.
>> Or perhaps better yet - have the TNC/radio on linux, sharing as does AGWPE.
>> Certainly would help avoid multiple TNC/radio combinations
>> on the same frequency.
>>  Thanks  /;^)

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