[aprssig] Worst Path of the Day

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Fri Oct 29 15:31:49 CDT 2004

On Wed, 27 Oct 2004, Curt, WE7U wrote:

> 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.

Just a quick note:  One of our users submitted a patch today that
checks for excessive paths and warns the user, at the point where
they're setting up their local interfaces in Xastir.

It's been committed to the code base and should be available to
regular users via CVS within the next five hours or so.

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