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[aprssig] distributed findu possible ?

Arnie Shore 3ashore at Comcast.net
Thu Aug 7 02:02:05 UTC 2008


While Michael is correct and I'm certainly a devout believer in 
web-based app'ns, there are certain situations where the effort to build 
a peer-to-peer architecture (which essentially is what Tom describes) 
can be justified. 
    See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peer-to-peer
for more than you probably want to know about it.   FWIW, which ain't 
all that much,

AS
Tickets CAD developer

Michael Conrad wrote:
> Hi Tom,
>
>   
>>> 4. The responsible node displays the APRS information (station status, wx, raw data) or is able
>>>   to show near APRS traffic.
>>>       
>> I use a system very similar to this to display APRS traffic. I use a
>> program called Xastir, but there are a few other programs with similar
>> features. Xastir allows me to connect to the APRS-IS via my local Tier
>> 2 server. The Tier 2 server then relays APRS traffic to my map. I can
>> filter by geographic area with a box or radius, and/or request data
>> for individual stations. By defining a filter specific to only the
>> data I need, the bandwidth costs are minimal. If I connect a TNC and
>> radio to the computer, Xastir can also display APRS data from RF and
>> even help add that data to the APRS-IS system via the same Tier 2
>> server.
>>     
> I know, but these applications can not be used by a web browser and
> your local setup can not be used by others. This is one of the advantages
> of the web based APRS applications. They can be used without special
> software or hardware, only a web browser is needed.
>
>
> Regards
>
>      Michael





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