[aprssig] New Digi Settings

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Thu Jun 9 15:33:27 CDT 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andre PE1RDW
> Posted At: Thursday, June 09, 2005 11:13 AM
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] New Digi Settings
> The amount of trafic on the aprs-is has grown so much that 
> servers had to add a filter because some client software 
> could not handle it anymore, that is logical because you are 
> dealing with a broadcast network so everyone sees everything.

And APRS is a broadcast network.  Trying to shove Flexnet on top of it
breaks all current APRS users and attempts to redefine APRS as a
connected network.  This would not be acceptable either from an APRS
network design standpoint (throw out the baby with the bathwater) or a
user standpoint (my software or hardware doesn't work any more).
Remember, there are literally thousands of preprogrammed devices which
won't support network layer routing.

I am not putting down Flexnet.  I am sure it is great for what it was
designed to do.  It just isn't APRS broadcast design.  If you want to
connect to some remote place, use a connected protocol and network, not
the APRS network.

Your statement above did not show a limitation of APRS-IS.  It simply
stated how APRS-IS is able to handle not only the APRS traffic of today
but also of tomorrow.


Pete Loveall AE5PL
mailto:pete at ae5pl.net 

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