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[aprssig] Is the APRS Spec for APRS Data Type Identifier just randomly ignored? Should it be?

James Washer washer at trlp.com
Thu Aug 18 03:30:17 UTC 2005


I think your filter misses a lot of errors...

Can you tell me what it does look for? Does it validate the DTI?

 - jim

On Wed, 17 Aug 2005 18:02:15 -0400
"A.J. Farmer (AJ3U)" <ajfarmer at spenet.com> wrote:

> This page is already active:
> 
> http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/errors.cgi
> 
> Can you verify that it catches the type of problem you guys have identified?
> 
> 73!
> 
> A.J. Farmer, AJ3U
> http://www.aj3u.com
> 
> James Washer wrote:
> > Anyway, back to my original question/intent... Should we launch an effort to improve the state of things. I could run a perl script once a week/month/etc that would send mail to this mailing list with a list of stations that were sending "illegal" packets on a regular basis. Perhap locals could then try to contact these folks.
> > 
> > In reality, I suspect this is a lost cause. I'm just trying to get a straw poll on the idea from the group.
> > 
> >  - jim KG7HH
> > 
> > On Wed, 17 Aug 2005 11:10:02 -0700 (PDT)
> > "Curt, WE7U" <archer at eskimo.com> wrote:
> > 
> > 
> >>On Wed, 17 Aug 2005, James Washer wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>>Curt, the APRS Spec includes BEACON as well as many other non AP* destinations. Further, the spec goes on to say "any other  destination NOT include in the generic ..." are ALTNET,
> >>>
> >>>Wouldn't this imply a BEACON destination is indeed an APRS packet?
> >>
> >>Yep.  Forgot about those exceptions.
> >>
> >>--
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