[aprssig] Gating Objects from Internet to RF (fina?l)

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Wed Jul 22 15:55:15 CDT 2009

Steve Dimse wrote:
> One more thing. This is more than 2000 lines of data with more than 
> 100 chars per line, and I heard a 10 minute cycle advocated by Bob. 
> This is a huge amount to dump on the APRS Internet System. You must 
> dribble this in over the full 10 minute cycle, even that may be too 
> fast. It will add more than 3 packets every second, but dumping more 
> than a few lines at a time will really have an adverse affect on the 
> entire system. Every full stream will grow by 1 GB a month, a core 
> server can expect to see its bandwith grow by nearly a terabyte a month.
> I worry that this will be a huge load on every part of the system. 
> findU will need 3 GB more for the raw data table alone to hold 90 days 
> of this. I'm becoming less enthused the more I calculate the effect of 
> this. I may need to add a filter to findU, especially if the data is 
> not evenly spread out over the 10 minute cycle.
> People complained about the load of citizen weather, this is more than 
> what CW handled before it split off. I think the whole APRS community 
> needs to debate whether this is a good use of a limited resource.
> Steve K4HG

Could this be implemented the same way as FIREnet or CWOP -- i.e. a 
completely separate APRS-style server system independent of the main 

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