[aprssig] Msg reply path (for SSn-N)
tony at ve6mvp.com
Sat Oct 5 20:38:25 CDT 2013
At 07:29 PM 2013-10-05, Stephen H. Smith wrote:
>I misunderstood Bob's original proposal. I thought he was suggesting
>"hardwiring" the message response/ack mechanism to use a set fixed SSn-N.
Ahh, thanks. I was wondering. And my reply is not sarcastic. I
have missed some key concepts in the past so I'm always trying to understand.
>That being said, how often does SSn-N actually get used?
>Is it really useful for anything?
>It would seem to me that probably the greater metro area on both sides of a
>border have more in common with each other, than either side does with the
>rural interior of their respective states/provinces.
My view, and it could be incompolete, is that SS7-7 is designed for
ARES type of situation where your message must go more than 2 or 3
hops. Now even here in Alberta a big city is usually within 3
hops. But the provincial operations centre is about four or five
hops from corners of Alberta.
So yes it's not used much, or hardly at all, but it is there and I
feel it should be correctly implemented by the device/software
operator if desired.
Besides I want to play with it and it's in the specs. <smile>
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