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[aprssig] APRS System Overiding Fundamentals - aprsdos

Danny Messano danny at messano.net
Thu Mar 10 15:10:30 UTC 2005


I've had APRSDOS on the internet using one of the many Serial Port Splitters
and TCPTOSER.  Set the the TNC init commands to send commands to your
APRS-IS server and BAM, Filtered ports! All this on Windows 2000.  

I'm not sure about APRSDOS not playing nice with Windows.  I think that's
more of that myth that comes from the same guys that proclaim 16-bit apps
will BSOD Windows XP just out of principle.  I've run DOS Apps (including
APRSDOS) on 3.0, 3.1, 95,98, 2000, and XP with no problems.

Danny Messano 

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of Bill Vodall
Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2005 09:31 AM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS System Overiding Fundamentals - aprsdos

> 
> >         I'd use APRSdos, but for two reasons:
> >
> >         1.  No internet connectivity
> >         2.  Does not play nice with Windows.
> >
> >         But it does a LOT of things well.
> 
> But .. if you use and old (discarded) computer .. then why deal with 
> Windows  at all??  Run it under DOS.

Or run it in a X-window on Linux using the Dos emulator.  I know folks have
had success doing that.  I believe that would make it possible, with some
duct tape, to give it Internet connectivity.

Bill



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