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[aprssig] Preliminary delayed packet analysis

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Sat Jun 17 02:35:41 UTC 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stan - N0YXV
> Posted At: Friday, June 16, 2006 9:21 PM
> Subject: RE: [aprssig] Preliminary delayed packet analysis
> I'm not trying to reinvent APRS-IS. I was hoping that the 
> thrown out packets could be collected somewhere along with 
> the kept packets so we could get a bigger picture.

There are over 5,000 APRS clients (not including CW stations) that
provide their data to hundreds of servers.  Some of the IGates do dupe
checking (when they are part of a server like aprsD and javAPRSSrvr).
Some server software provide a dupe log, some don't.  None of the "log"
formats are compatible.

Bottom line: focus on the "trouble" system(s).  Talk _directly_ with the
sysop(s).  Diagnose the actual problem.  Correct it.

This is not for the faint of heart.  This takes a little knowledge in
diagnosing network and system issues (gee, why is there a 2 minute delay
when I am running a server on Windows 98, 200 MHz CPU, and 128 meg of
RAM?  I wonder...)  It would be nice if the world was cookie cutter and
everything worked the same.  It isn't.  Nothing does.  APRS and APRS-IS
are a collection of systems and software in all shapes and sizes.  You
aren't going to fix the problems by looking at all of APRS-IS.  You fix
the problems one at a time by working with those directly involved.


Pete Loveall AE5PL
mailto:pete at ae5pl.net 

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