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[aprssig] worst path of the day

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Tue Oct 26 13:53:26 UTC 2004

On Tue, 26 Oct 2004, Jason Winningham wrote:

> And the winner for the worst path of the day is KC5YHQ-2:
> Why do digis, especially high-site digis with big ears, forward packets
> with excessively long paths?

Because they're stupid.  Real stupid.  They don't have the smarts
embedded in them to do anything else.  If you want something that
can make decisions like that you have to add quite a bit more
software in there than the standard TNC units have in their ROM.
TNC's were invented long before APRS was, so APRS-specific paths
don't matter to them.

Digi_ned is one option to improve things, but you need an attached
computer.  UI-DIGI might be another, but I'm not as familiar with
it so I can't say for sure.

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