[aprssig] More thoughts on Connected Packet

Spider spider at rivcom.net
Tue Dec 28 13:00:26 CST 2004

I do not think most programmers make good technical writers.....that is why 
there are technical writers!

Think of this, Scott.....

A Telpac node is an extension of a bbs.

A TelPac node uses a Telnet connection to a remote BBS.

To the user, that pretty much sums up WinLink.  Yes there is more ,but that 
is a basic description.

It is SO simple to set up a TelPac node, it's not funny.  And I agree, the 
web page is terrible.  It makes something so simple look really really 
hard.....and it's not hard at all.  If all the Igates were also Telpac 
Nodes, we'd be in GREAT shape for EMCOMM!

Jim, OFT

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott Miller" <scott at opentrac.org>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2004 11:40 AM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] More thoughts on Connected Packet

>> The resergence in connected mode packet is called Winlink2k.
>> Check it out at:   http://www.winlink.org
> What irritates me about the Winlink website is that I can't find any good
> techinical overview of how the system works.  It seems to be packaged as a
> service, tied to their central server, and maybe they just don't want to 
> go
> into details.. or maybe they're just afraid of scaring off the appliance
> operators.
> Is there any overview of the system written for a network administrator?
> Why does the system use its own mail format rather than MIME?
> Scott
> N1VG
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