[aprssig] tactical call identifier packet
stoddard at pobox.com
Sat Jul 26 19:18:06 CDT 2008
Scott Miller wrote:
>> 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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> aprssig at lists.tapr.org
I was thinking more of on-air. While the Internet brings a lot of value
it is not always available. Plus as Bob has stated many times APRS is a
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