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[aprssig] Worst Path of the Day

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Fri Oct 29 23:32:40 UTC 2004


On Fri, 29 Oct 2004, Robert Bruninga wrote:

> >>> "Curt, WE7U" <archer at eskimo.com> 10/29/04 4:31:49 PM >>>
> >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.
>
> In my opinion, (as APRSdos does it), the user gets the warning
> EVERYTIME his station transmits EACH packet.  Yes, he can
> use a long path if it is needed, but he must acknowledge the
> warning on EVERY transmission...
>
> That way it is not forgotten that he is using a non-standard
> path.  A BEEP and a warning in the middle of his map on
> every transmission gets the point across.
>
> If it is a one-time warning, it is practically useless in my mind...
> just a thought

That's actually not that hard for us to change.  I see the utility
in that.  Perhaps I'll tweak it this weekend to be a bit more
annoying.

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