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[aprssig] Re: More on the findU server issue...

Steve Dimse steve at dimse.com
Sun Sep 25 22:15:38 UTC 2005


On Sep 25, 2005, at 4:44 PM, Andrew Rich wrote:

> Dumb question but........per country findu ?

I've said many times the code for findU is not the difficult thing,  
other than the parser it is almost trivial, the parser is a bit  
difficult only because of the complexity of the APRS spec, but still  
is hardly cutting edge science. Any half-way decent programmer could  
duplicate it.

The hard part is having the system be reliable. For every hour I  
spend on programming, I probably spend a hundred keeping the system  
running. If nothing else, running a fully exposed, high powered Linux  
machine on a fat pipe puts a big target on your back, staying on top  
of security issues is a large amount of work. So, if you want to do  
it by country, you need 20 or 30 people willing to invest that sort  
of effort, which seems unlikely when I'm zero for three tries at  
getting someone to invest the time to run the secondary server.

Steve K4HG




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