[nos-bbs] Bulletin flood handling

Gustavo Ponza g.ponza at tin.it
Sun Aug 10 06:09:03 EDT 2014

On Sat, 2014-08-09 at 23:20 -0700, Michael E Fox - N6MEF wrote:
> Thanks Gustavo.
> So, to clarify:
> Looking at the rewrite example, a bulletin addressed to "packet at ww" would end up in the packet area.  So would a bulletin addressed to just "packet". 

Yes, but it needs to remap the 'To:' field with the '@distribution'
field to comply (only and in the case of) to the AX.25 packet

> Therefore, if you forward the "packet" area to others, you're forwarding a mixture of bulletins with floods plus bulletins without floods.  Is that what you're doing?

Yes, per-area forwarding is purely intended to forward the
*container* (area), so the 'mixture of bulletins' which the
SysOp decided to put in it.

In particular/limited cases can be used the AX.25 '@distribution'
name to specify an 'area' name related, so per example:

whatever at ita ita
whatever at usa usa
whatever at ww  ww 

etc. ... but, in the actual JNOS situation there are no other
ways for doing better.

73 gus

> -----Original Message-----
> ...
> # Put all AX.25 (packet) incoming bulletin into the appropriate areas!
> #
> [clipped]
> packet@* packet
> pactor@* packet
> [clipped]
> #
> # 'Dulcis in fundo': *everything* NOT MATCHING each of above 'areas'
> # are re-addressed into the 'world' area (a kind of pot-pourri)!
> #
> *@* world
> #
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