[aprssig] APRS web messaging

Stan - N0YXV n0yxv at gihams.org
Thu Aug 10 23:31:25 CDT 2006

Couldn't you just validate people that are ARRL members? In other words if
you have an @arrl.org email account you could send the authentication to the
ARRL email account for the call sign requesting authentication? So the
person requesting an authorization code types in his/her Call sign and then
is told to check their ARRL email address for the code. The system doesn't
even give you an option to use any other email address than your ARRL
assigned email account. I know, I know it would limit the users to ARRL
members only but it's simple and I can't see any down side...other than the
requirement to be an ARRL member. Somewhat like what Google does with Gmail.
With Gmail you have to have a Cell Phone with SMS messaging to receive the
authentication code.
  -----Original Message-----
  From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of scott at opentrac.org
  Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2006 7:55 PM
  To: 'Chris Rose'; 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
  Subject: RE: [aprssig] APRS web messaging

  I keep thinking about building a page like this.  I'm going to have to
write the services behind it at some point, anyway.  My biggest concern has
been avoiding unauthorized use.  How do you go about authenticating
everyone, without having some sort of labor-intensive signup process with a
human reviewing everything?

  I figure you could have the system give a new user a code that must be
sent via RF into the network to authenticate themselves.  It'd be
inconvenient for the user if they're not set up for it or don't have a local
IGate, but it doesn't require intervention.


    From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Chris Rose
    Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2006 5:49 PM
    To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
    Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS web messaging

    While running aprs software, connect to the internet and send and
receive messages.  I am not aware of an existing web page.  If you find one
please pass it along.


    ----- Original Message ----
    From: Stephen Brown Jr <stephen.brown75 at gmail.com>
    To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
    Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2006 10:18:23 AM
    Subject: [aprssig] APRS web messaging

    Just brainstorming here, I don't even know if this is possible or
desirable but hopefully someone can answer this for me. Is there a web page
that exists that I can send and receive APRS messages on? Is this
technically possible? There are ways in my head that seem like it would be
possible, but I wasn't sure if something already existed before I start
poking at it myself (yea, like I need another project)

    Thanks and 73 de N1VLV,
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