[aprssig] Blog post: Important hints to APRS igate developers

Andrew Rich vk4tec at internode.on.net
Tue May 9 05:36:59 CDT 2017


Suggestion : 

Add a section to the end of the APRS spec

How to implement igate packets 



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> On 9 May 2017, at 7:51 pm, Heikki Hannikainen <hessu at hes.iki.fi> wrote:
> 
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Sorry for the repeated spam about this document. It seems like it's still easy to find these bugs (last night I filed tickets for 3 on github).
> 
> Last night I wrote a little blog post to highlight the issue of new igate implementations having old bugs:
> 
> http://blog.aprs.fi/2017/05/important-hints-to-igate-developers.html
> 
> The technical beef is in the hints document:
> 
> https://github.com/hessu/aprsc/blob/master/doc/IGATE-HINTS.md
> 
> If you're writing an igate, or if you are testing a new igate made by someone else, please check that it doesn't have these bugs. Thanks!
> 
> If you're not writing an igate, but know a little C or Python, please grab one of the new open source igate apps and do a little code review, and try to find one of these bugs. They're surprisingly common and easy to spot. Fixing might be really easy too, so you can submit a Pull Request and get a warm, fuzzy feeling after helping the APRS network become a better place for packets to roam in.
> 
>  - Hessu, OH7LZB
> 
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