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[aprssig] Worst Path of the Day

Steve Dimse k4hg at tapr.org
Wed Oct 27 15:16:03 UTC 2004


On 10/27/04 at 9:50 AM Jason Winningham <jdw at eng.uah.edu> sent:

>It also seems that the IGate would be the best place for any sort of 
>enforcement.  

This is not a good solution. First, you are talking about several authors and
hundreds of users that need to upgrade their IGate software. Worse, until EVERY
IGate operator is running new software, this could make the problem worse...a
user in an area with new IGate might increase his path to reach a distant IGate
running an unfiltered IGate.

Even after all IGates were upgraded, this filtering without education is a poor
solution. If the thesis that findU is the goal of the users is true, and a user
running a bad path looks on findU and doesn't see himself, what will he do? From
past experience, I can tell you many will email me...I get a dozen or so such
emails a week already. I still look at each one, because one in a hundred is
actually pointing out a problem with findU, but if I see no packets at all the
only thing I can do is tell them to try to find someone local to help. This
filtering method gives no education to the users, and no way for me or anyone
else to help identify the problem.

Steve K4HG




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