[nos-bbs] JNOS in Linux terminal

Brett Friermood brett.friermood at gmail.com
Fri Mar 30 08:38:29 EDT 2012

Thanks, Bill. Exactly what I was looking for.


On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 8:31 PM, Bill Vodall <wa7nwp at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't have time for details but I can throw out some thoughts while
> the tests are running here...
>> In my autoexec.nos file I have the line: ax25 retries 3. My
>> understanding is that when trying to connect or otherwise pass
>> traffic, JNOS will retry as many times as set by that line. However
>> when I try to connect and fail to hear a reply, JNOS continues to
>> transmit beyond the set number of retries.
> I'm not sure if the Connect Request follows the same counter as the
> per connected packet transmission but I think so.   Is your "ax25
> retries 3" line AFTER the Attach statement?   The ax25 sets the value
> which is then picked up when each new interface is created.   Use the
> "iface" command with the name of your packet interface and it should
> show what the retry start value is.
> 3 is a low value for connected level retries in our ax25 packet world.
>  6 or 10 wouldn't hurt.  (Yes - we deal with bad RF paths.)
>> Similarly related, while JNOS is stuck trying to connect I have no way
>> to stop it other than killing the window, which in turn kills JNOS.
> Once you have the connect request window open, use F10 to go back to
> the command Session.  Once there use the "sessions" (abrv se) command
> to see the open sessions.  I think it's "session reset X" to kill the
> connect request session.
> Boy I'm getting rusty with this.
>> The one situation where this is more of a problem than an inconvience
>> is if there were many transmitted packets while I was trying to
>> connect I am unable to see if they were decoded.
> Set your digipeat path and see if your packets will be decoded and
> repeated by local packet stations..   Maybe you're trying to connect
> to a station that has no connect server?
>> Any insight?
> Bill - WA7NWP
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