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[aprssig] Worst Path of the Day

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Wed Oct 27 13:56:18 UTC 2004


On Tue, 26 Oct 2004, Bogdan, Rick wrote:

> What would a "blacklist of I-Gates" prove?  It's the creators of the
> software that should have thought of this possibility and added this block
> the "excessive path" feature.  Yes, I know there is APRS software out there
> will do this, but should I have to change mine?  It's up to us to contact
> these "super path" users and educate them.

I believe the original idea was to warn the user that it might be an
excessive path, not to block them from doing that.  In an event or
emergency situation you sometimes have to go against the current
recommendations for your area, but of course on a temporary and
case-by-case basis.  If the software prevented you from doing so,
you'd quickly look for another body of software that didn't.

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