[nos-bbs] some timid questions
ke6sls at arrl.net
Tue Jul 21 15:34:56 EDT 2020
I ran a Jnos network here in Eureka(!) California into the early 2000's.
I think I was issued six IP's then. I recall the HUGE learning curve
to make them function well with the great help of Bob in Sacramento--no
longer recall his call sign but I think he was a professional truck
driver and great Jnos guru then. Activity completely stopped with hams
switching to the Internet, and I couldn't justify keeping a computer
running 24/7, so I turned it off.
I've moved into a little house and now there is a new resurgence of
packet activity, but we are now completely isolated beyond any usable
mountain top nodes.
Getting new nodes on our mountains will take a huge effort. So I'd like
to revisit using Jnos on a Rpi since a local ham has gifted a version 3
pi to me.
The problem is if I can get it up and running. The program is not an
easy thing to configure and I find a lot of traffic on this reflector is
quite above my head.
What I would like to do is find a second station that is capable and
willing to link via Internet a gateway to the I-5 corridor for users to
find more activity. But the hurdle of getting a simple configuration
has me concerned--would I be able to do it, or even keep it running??
Perhaps there is a simpler way--maybe not Jnos but some other program?
I could sure use some suggestions and guidance.
PS I think my old IP's may have been given away or possibly sold?
Thank you, 73
wishing you well
Jaye, ke6sls--via the toshiba w/thunderchicken
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