[aprssig] APRS device identifiers (tocalls) in YAML, XML and JSON

Jason KG4WSV kg4wsv at gmail.com
Thu Oct 24 10:23:06 CDT 2013


On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 9:52 AM, John Wiseman <john.wiseman at cantab.net> wrote:
> Ok, I must be missing something fundamental here. Why do we (as software
> authors) care what system generated a packet? Shouldn't we just be concerned
> with the content?


Because if you can identify the system that generated it, you know
something about that system's capabilities. If you know a packet comes
from an RTrack (to choose an example on my desk at the moment) you
know the device has no receive capability, so for example you can let
the user of your application know not to bother sending a message to
that station.

-Jason
kg4wsv


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