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Randy NV0U randy.nv0u at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 17:06:16 UTC 2009

First, thank you everyone for your responses! Dang, you guys are fast  
at getting answers to me... I really appreciate it!

I probably should clarify a bit on what I am needing to do here.

As I noted, Kansas City has become a veritable packet black hole. It  
is pretty crummy. Over the years, many many nodes and digis have  
vanished. Someone mentioned getting in touch with NW0I who is about 30  
miles RF path from me. I sent him an email last night and I am still  
waiting on his reply. However, he is on 145.03 and I am on 145.09, and  
even if I was to move it would not work very well.

That said, right now RF is out, unfortunately, on VHF. Too much of the  
infrastructure has gone away. It is going to take some time to get the  
stuff back in place so we can send stuff across town, let alone 30  
miles, via RF.

HF is not doable. My HF stuff is QRP and I almost never move it off  
the CW position.  I also just do not have the real estate to put up  
another HF antenna (trust me, I wish I could). So, I am needing to do  
these BBS-BBS connects over the internet.

Things are set up here on Ubuntu  - I am now just needing someplace to  
connect!  VE3CGN and myself are going to try getting a link going here  
in the next few days, but neither of us are linked to anyone either.  
So, any telnet/ssh links over the interwebitubes would be greatly  
appreciated at this point.

73 for now

Randy NV0U

Also, Bill - thank you for that link. It verified I have stuff set up  
right on this end. I will note however that the AX.25 Howto's are  
really awful and very out of date. Thank goodness my 10 years of being  
a Linux admin helped. I pity the guy that comes into trying to get a  
box up on Linux with no background at all. I think I should write up  
something to at least get the stuff up to today's distros.

On Jul 20, 2009, at 7:36 PM, Bill V WA7NWP wrote:

>> So, in order for this stuff to work, I am in big need of a way to  
>> get FBB
>> connected up with the rest of the world so that there can be some  
>> content
>> other than the two test messages I sent.
> The packet on tcpip (AXUDP) might be a good alternative to get
> connected to some other BBS's and help tune the configuration...
> Section 22.3 on this page might give a little insight if it isn't too
> overwhelming...
>  http://tldp.org/HOWTO/AX25-HOWTO/x2141.html
> Bill
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