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[aprssig] Q: NOGATE Method(s)

Heikki Hannikainen hessu at hes.iki.fi
Mon Jul 20 13:16:15 UTC 2009


On Mon, 20 Jul 2009, Robert Bruninga wrote:

>> !x! is *not* for igates, it is for findu,
>
> I have updated http://aprs.org/aprs11.html to reflect this.

I'd like to further clarify that page a little bit, if possible:

"NOGATE and RFONLY in the RF DIGI field should be ignored by IGates."

.. does that mean that igates should not care about NOGATE or RFONLY at 
all? May I suggest a better wording:

"Packets having NOGATE or RFONLY in the AX.25 digipeater field must not be 
gated to the APRS-IS by IGates."

Also, the !x! description claims that it would work when placed in a 
status packet. Steve Dimse said it would work when placed in a comment. I 
think it's better if it's specified to be placed in the position packet's 
comment only, together with the position which is requested to not be 
archived.

   - Hessu




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