[aprssig] Fine Tuned New n-N Paradigm Filters

Steve Dimse steve at dimse.com
Mon Mar 28 18:54:13 CST 2005

On Mar 28, 2005, at 4:16 PM, Robert Bruninga wrote:

> Just look at the uses of APRS:  For WX, for Mobiles,
> For INFO Queries, for DFing for storm chasing, for
> local events, for state-wide nets, for internet messaging
> for FINDU tracking...  All of these may need a DIFFERENT
> path setting based on the SENDERS intent.

PLEASE do not include the last two in this list, internet  tracking and 
findU. From the beginning I purposefully designed the APRS Internet 
System and findU to be smart enough NOT to need anything changed in the 
sender's path.

Seriously, how useful would the internet messaging function be if, in 
order to send a message to your mobile, I had to enter the callsign of 
an IGate near you into my path? It was not difficult to add that level 
of intelligence into the internet routing. It can be done on the RF 
side, the difference is the code for most TNCs is not accessible for 
change, the programming skills needed to implement the change is 
specialized, and the installed base of digi's very large.

The RF network CAN be made source routing independent, in my opinion it 
should be done. If someone steps forward the the expertise to do it, it 
will be done, most likely in a few very congested areas at first. 
Despite your heroic efforts at kludging up the Wn-n protocol, it won't 
be a final answer, because it depends on the correct actions of too 
many people, many of who are either ignorant of the realities of 
running an RF network, or too self-centered to care.

Steve K4HG

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