[nos-bbs] netrom alias - discussion on uppercase / lowercase

Bob Tenty bobtenty at gmail.com
Thu Sep 1 14:56:26 EDT 2011

Links from Xnet

Broadcasts are to the call: NODES when I'm linked with a conventional 
netrom node (non INP3)
(otherwise they are not picked by that conventional netrom node)

They are to  call + SSID with I'm linked with an INP3 node (Xnet, Xrouter)



On 11-09-01 10:18 AM, Maiko Langelaar wrote:
> Good luck getting all the authors of all the code out there together
> to figure this one out. I have to agree with Bob, what a MESS ! With
> that said, I'm just going to leave it alone - it ain't broke ...
>> just discovered a JNOS bug: the JNOS seems to impose the
>> same 'alias' [JNOS] to yours and mine systems, i.e.: JNOS:IR0JW-5
> I'm not sure I would call it a bug. It's the default value assigned
> to any call if one is not set. That was done well before my time, and
> probably a better solution would be to not let people bring JNOS up
> if any of the calls are not set. I will put that on my TODO list.
>> and JNOS:VE4KLM-3 skipping the one setup on the 'autoexec.nos'
> I've never had that problem. My 'netrom alias MBGATE' works fine,
> and it has never been *skipped* with the default. That suggests to
> me the command has not been entered, or is misspelled, or perhaps
> not in the *right place* within the autoexec.nos file. Example :
>  #
>  attach netrom
>  #
>  netrom call VE4KLM-3
>  netrom alias MBGATE
>  netrom min 200
>  netrom interface cal 250 n
>  netrom interface vhf 220 n
>  #
>  start netrom
>  #
>  netrom bcnodes cal
>  netrom bcnodes vhf
>  #
> But this is perhaps a different problem, I see that on Jean's Xrouter my
> node shows as 0i:VE4KLM-3 and on your Xnet router JNOS:VE4KLM-3. I am not
> sending RIFS yet with this implementation, just the regular NODE
> broadcast
> with only my station (non-verbose).
> I wonder if Xnet expects the netrom broadcast to go to your netrom
> call and not the call NODES. I'm trying to remember if I ran into this
> years
> ago when I first started playing with the INP stuff. I'll have to check,
> thanks for bringing that to my attention.
> Maiko
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