[aprssig] APRS-XO proposal
scott at opentrac.org
Thu Jan 10 11:59:26 CST 2008
So construct a UDP gateway that expects the first few bytes of the
packet to contain the authorization information. It's not like there's
any strong protection in the first place. TCP is not a good choice for
highly mobile devices with unreliable connections.
AE5PL Lists wrote:
> APRS-IS does not accept UDP packets due to the lack of verification.
> Just an FYI.
> CWOP folks connect, log on, send their packet, and disconnect. True,
> there is more overhead but it works and reduces potential abuse issues.
> Pete Loveall AE5PL
> pete at ae5pl net
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Scott Miller
>> Posted At: Thursday, January 10, 2008 10:08 AM
>> Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS-XO proposal
>> If anyone's going to write a transmit-only tracker application, can it
>> PLEASE use UDP? If it's not kept open all the time, a TCP connection
>> going to require 3 packets to connect, 1 packet for data, and 3
>> to disconnect. And keeping it open all the time probably isn't a good
>> idea for a device that might be moving from one network to another all
>> the time. You probably don't want old positions stuck in buffers,
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