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[aprssig] Re: APRS+SA (v2.24) filter question

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Sat Mar 19 21:10:29 UTC 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephen H. Smith
> Posted At: Saturday, March 19, 2005 1:46 PM
> Subject: [aprssig] Re: APRS+SA (v2.24) filter question
> It's not in APRServe.txt.  It's an obscure entry in the 
> program settings that looks somewhat like a Windows Registry edit. 

Actually, this statement is incorrect.  As I have shown, you can do the
filter setting at login time by adding "# filter yourfilter" to the
entry in aprserve.txt.  This causes the filter to be sent with the login
to the server and allows you to have different filters for different

The entry in the APRS settings.ini file that you describe causes the
filter string to be sent to the every server at login time, but not as
part of the login.  An extra comment line is sent to the server telling
it to set the filter.

Effectively, there is no difference.  Operationally, the aprserve.txt
method allows different filters for different servers and provides
positive feedback in your TCP window.  The settings.ini method applies
to all server connections and there is no positive feedback from the
server regarding whether the filter took hold.


Pete Loveall AE5PL
mailto:pete at ae5pl.net 

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