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[linux] Callsign coding (was Take a Stand)

Gerry Creager N5JXS gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Thu Oct 14 13:13:04 UTC 2004

My though is that this offers a mechanism for on-air addressing that 
incorporates readable, or readily decodable, callsigns within the IP 
address.  It allows interoperability with the Internet, but it's not 
exclusive to the Internet.  It *can* be used on RF.  The use of IPv6 
addressing with modified EUI64 callsign encoding was what made me 
present this originally.  It looks like a 'natural' to me.

We can incorporate a registration and subsequent address assignment with 
the embedded callsign using DHCP6.  This allows the users who don't want 
to learn to code up their own addresses to have 'em auto-generated, and, 
when someone goes to another area and registers with THAT network, they 
get a consistent address, can register with their home network, and have 
data/packets auto-rerouted to them at their mobility location.

73, gerry

jeff at aerodata.net wrote:
> I think you all are wasting your time. Just grab a block for amateur
> radio, if you must, but it is nonsense to try and embedded a callsign in
> it. The best analogy for the "callsign" would be a MAC address (the
> transport layer) and, AFAIK, a IP address could care less about the MAC
> address (except in things like DHCP, and then only to assign the same IP
> address). The FCC only requires we ident what we actually transmit, not
> what we send on the internet.
> Me, I just like radio, and I think amateur radio should be working towards
> convergence with the real world, not continually trying to set ourselves
> apart.
> If TAPR wants to focus on anything, let it be radio, which has (almost)
> been forgotten, is the key part of our hobby.
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