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[aprssig] Re: TNC Sleeping -- KISS OFF Utility

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Tue Jan 3 15:09:39 UTC 2006


On Tue, 3 Jan 2006, Mark Rennebaum wrote:

> "Stephen H. Smith" <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:
>
> >If there is a demand I could make this into a Vb program which I would then
> >release the source as above.
>
> I've done this exact program (VB 6.0) for MARCA a couple of weeks ago, and I
> can make the source (or executable) available to anyone who wishes it. Uses
> a simple GUI, can choose the port and other parameters, etc. Pretty basic.
>
> Wrote a similar program for the Kantronics host mode (C0 Q C0) as well.

Xastir comes with such a "program" as well, called "kiss-off.pl",
which is a Perl script.  This is the gist of it:

-----------------
    #!/usr/bin/perl
    sleep 1;
    printf("%c%c%c", 192, 255, 192);
    sleep 1;
-----------------

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