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[aprssig] APRS-IS authentication

la3qma at aprs.la la3qma at aprs.la
Fri Aug 20 06:22:54 UTC 2010


Quoting "Jason KG4WSV" <kg4wsv at gmail.com>:

> On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 11:47 AM, Bill V WA7NWP <wa7nwp at gmail.com> wrote:
>> There is nothing illegal about non hams putting traffic on the
>> APRS-IS.
>
> I wouldn't be so sure.
>
> The core of APRS-IS runs javAPRSsrv, which is licensed for amateur
> radio use.  Non-ham use violates my license agreement with Pete, as
> best I understand it.
>
> APRS-IS traffic gets gated to RF by various iGate operators across the
> globe.  Non-ham traffic on APRS-IS could cause these operators to be
> in violation of their license by transmitting non-ham traffic on RF.
> While the legality issue here is for the operator of the iGate, the
> basic premise of IS->RF gating is the assumption that APRS-IS traffic
> _is_ ham traffic.
>
> -Jason
> kg4wsv
>

Could external non ham traffic get a "tag" so that traffic like AIS,  
non-ham etc can be filtered out? Then the RF problem is solved as long  
as non-ham actually pressing "ok i'm not a ham" when using whatever  
software.

Kai Gunter
LA3QMA



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