[aprssig] TH2THAPR-1 Server keeps sending messages?

Rich Garcia k4gpsc at gmail.com
Tue May 20 19:17:20 CDT 2008

These are actual APRS messages coming up under MINE in Ui-View. I did not
look very close the first time and deleted them all. I then got a few more,
changed from rotate to midwest aprs net and I have seen nothing since then.
I am going to select rotate.aprs.net again and restart my connection, see
what happens and let you know before I delete them.


-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Pete Loveall AE5PL
Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 1:33 PM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: RE: [aprssig] TH2THAPR-1 Server keeps sending messages?

I did a packet list on TH2THAPR-1 on both findU and jFindu with zero
results.  Are the "messages" lines starting with # in your TCP display or
are they actual APRS messages?  If the former, those are standard
keep-alives.  If the latter, it sounds like either there is a
non-javAPRSSrvr server in the Tier 2 rotate list or someone in the Tier 2
rotate list has made a mistake in their configuration.  The default for
javAPRSSrvr is to block all of those types of messages.  They are generated
by non-javAPRSSrvr software and were considered a nicety in the beginning of
APRS-IS but became a major nuisance with the large number connections
occurring on the net.  APRServe, aprsD, and AHub all generate these
broadcast messages.


Pete Loveall AE5PL
pete at ae5pl dot net

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rich Garcia
> Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 9:27 AM
> To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
> Subject: [aprssig] TH2THAPR-1 Server keeps sending messages?
> I have never seen this before in all the years I have been connecting
> the
> APRS-IS servers.
> This weekend I looked at my UI-View screen and it was full of messages
> from
> the TH2THAPR-1 server welcoming me to the CAT tower APRS-IS server I
> belive.
> Is this normal ? Did they just set up a Tier 2 server and enabled some
> feature to send out a message every time someone connects ? Considering

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