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[aprssig] ISONLY

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Wed Mar 16 00:08:24 UTC 2011


I think the suggestion is for RF stations to put ISONLY in their path to 
prevent RF propagation (digipeating) by theoretically intelligent 
stations that "know" that the packet has been delivered to APRS-IS.

However, IMHO APRS is about Local knowledge and propagation and the 
APRS-IS is simply a nice way to provide global glimpses into that local 
information.  And this from the author of what started out as an 
APRS-IS-only client application....

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

On 3/15/2011 6:51 PM, Keith VE7GDH wrote:
> Bill WA7NWP wrote...
>
>> the APRS-IS. Why not also have something like "ISONLY" for
>> folks that only care about being seen on the web services?... This 
>> could potentially reduce lots of extraneous packets on RF.
>
> Hmmm... I don't see the point. IGates don't just gate "stuff" to RF just
> because it exists. They would specifically have to set something to
> gate anything to RF. The usual would be to gate just messages to
> "local" stations. If the "TCPIP only" station hadn't been on RF, the
> IGate wouldn't gate any messages directed to that station to RF.
>
> If they were gating more than messages to local stations, then it is
> something that they would have specifically set up, and hopefully not
> in a way to saturate the local RF network.
>
> 73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
> -- 
> "I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"
>
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