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[aprssig] Bad path for a plane

Stan - N0YXV n0yxv at gihams.org
Tue Apr 11 03:46:42 UTC 2006


I think your preaching to the choir. The solution is not how to preach to
the choir but how to reach the congregation. :-D

P.S. The newbie in my finally figured out the trapping thingy (and it _was_
in the standard I just missed it). What's funny is I've been doing it
anyway.Now just to get more people in my area to trap the excessive paths
then Kansas doesn't wind up in Iowa....Toto. ;-)
  -----Original Message-----
  From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Herb Gerhardt
  Sent: Monday, April 10, 2006 10:38 PM
  To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
  Subject: RE: [aprssig] Bad path for a plane


  Look, if someone wants to screw with our APRS system, we really are not
going to stop them.  Whatever we come up with to try to "trap" them, they
will come up with a way to get around our traps.  So, lets not go there.  I
assume that all of us Ham APRS Players are decent people and are not out to
try to destroy anything.

  Our trapping of bad paths in the new Paradigm APRS recommendations, is
aimed at trapping the unsuspecting new guy who either read some old out of
date material, or just does not know how to play the game yet.  If they hit
one of our trapped paths, they will not go any further.  These traps are
limited to 4 path settings in the KPC3+ digi TNC's.  Those using UI-Digi are
able to trap a larger number of unwanted paths.

  Here in the NW APRS Network, we have some pretty responsible players.  No
one has ever abused the WIDE7-7 path, so we decided to not trap out that
path.  We wanted to keep it so that if we have a major emergency and the
entire internet goes down, and we still need to get emergency transmission
through our entire network which goes beyond state and country borders, we
have that capability.

  So folks, lets all play the APRS game, the way it is meant to be played.
We have one of the greatest assets of emergency communications that works
and can reach the masses with very little effort.  Lets make sure we keep it
that way.

  Thanks for your cooperation,

  Herb, KB7UVC
  NW APRS Group, West Sound Coordinator
  Our WEB Site:  http://www.nwaprs.info



    -----Original Message-----
    From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of John Habbinga
    Sent: Monday, April 10, 2006 8:08 PM
    To: kb4ytm at gmail.com; TAPR APRS Mailing List
    Subject: Re: [aprssig] Bad path for a plane


    Of course the guy would just change his path to WIDE2-7,WIDE2-7.  That
would defeat all the New WIDEn-N features.
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