[aprssig] tactical call identifier packet
scott at opentrac.org
Thu Jul 24 18:55:05 CDT 2008
> Anybody every thought about using something like a DNS server? Have one
> system that accepts inquiries about serial numbers and maps them to call
> signs. Since APRS acts a lot like a single broadcast domain clients that
> overhead a request-reply could just cache the entry, minimizing traffic.
> The mappings could be aged out of the cache and/or reverified
> periodically. Then you only have one place to update the mapping. I
> grant you doing this would require a change to all APRS clients but so
> would any major change.
Yes. For position lookups and such, anyway. I seem to remember I had a
working prototype based on BIND, but I can't remember what I did with
the code. I think it's probably on the old Win2k server in the rack in
the garage... I'll have to see if it still boots.
Or are you talking about on-air lookups?
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