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[aprssig] Current digi settings

Rick Green rtg at aapsc.com
Tue Apr 14 04:23:00 UTC 2009


On Mon, 13 Apr 2009, Bob Bruninga  wrote:

>>> How do you stop people from using
>>> abusive paths like "WIDE2-5"?
>>
>> Simple, program your digi to drop them
>> on the floor and forget them.
>
> No, that is the wrong approach, It does not solve anything, in fact it 
> makes matters worse.  The sender will see that his packets are not 
> working and bump up to WIDE2-6 or 2-7.  That is human nature.  If people 
> cannot hear you, shout louder...
   That's no worse.  It doesn't matter how big the numbers get, they get no 
hops anyway.
>
> The only fix to a poor path is to contact the individual and Elmer him 
> to help him use APRS properly...
>
  Yes, I agree on the elmering.  But if their packets are going nowhere, 
they'll come here looking for help, and we don't have to go looking for 
them!
-- 
Rick Green, N8BJX

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temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
                                   -Benjamin Franklin

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