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[aprssig] APRS-XO proposal

Rick Green rtg at aapsc.com
Thu Jan 10 17:44:04 UTC 2008


On Thu, 10 Jan 2008, Scott Miller wrote:

> 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.
>
Why is authorization even necessary?  These are position reports 
only, after all.  They never need to be  gated to RF, they won't carry 
objects, or SMS messages, or any other  of the myriad of APRS 
'enhancements' that delight and confound us all.
   Of course, it'll  only  be  a matter of  time  before  someone decides 
to DoS the system with a flood of random packets...

-- 
Rick Green, N8BJX

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
                                   -Benjamin Franklin





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