Is you second BBS also BPQ32 node, if so in the port that is making the
To your first BBS add in that port NOKEEPALIVES=1
How do you have the two BBS'S tied to communicate with each other?
I think what you are seeing is a Netrom Poll to make sure there is still
Between the nodes
] On Behalf Of
Sent: Friday, November 09, 2012 9:46 AM
Subject: Re: [BPQ32] 11-06-12 - NODE BROADCASTS
Thank you. Made the changes and all node broadcasts have disappeared
with the exception of one. This is a significant improvement.
Every two minutes the node sends a broadcast to my second BBS node. I
have not been able to make the changes to the second node yet.
The second node is linked for CHAT. To my knowledge, the second node is
the only other BPQ node to which I can connect. I have tried turning the
NODE on/off and disabling CHAT in MailChat but it does not seem to make
There are no broadcasts to or from the ROM-based nodes in the valley.
Is this a BPQ quirk or is there something else I need to set. Do I just
live with it?
From: Mike <mmelnik1@...
Sent: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 7:48 AM
Subject: RE: [BPQ32] 11-06-12 - NODE BROADCASTS
Reset the node settings ea. NODE= to normal settings, in the port or
You don't want nodes to be sent out on set QUALITY=0 this will stop any
Node broadcast on that port, also on RF ports it is a good idea to add
Port NOKEEPALIVES=1 if you decide to start sending nodes the statement
Will stop Netroms from being polled by BPQ32 on that port.
Note if you have an AXIP port setup with a partner your nodes broadcast
To go out, if not connection will fail.
] On Behalf Of
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 7:39 AM
Subject: [BPQ32] 11-06-12 - NODE BROADCASTS
I have a requirement where I want the BPQ node to only "Speak when
spoken to." I wish to eliminate all node broadcasts. The node does not
need to communicate with any other node in the network. There are three
applications defined with their unique callsign-SSID. I have made the
following assignments in BPQ configuration:
The node accepts connections to the defined applications and operates
normally. I note I can also return to node commands by exiting an
application with a "Return To Node" command.
When BPQ startups with the new configuration, it sends a node broadcast
to each of the four defined ports with the "FROM" field blank. The node
then continues to send node broadcasts to two other BBS systems in the
area and also appears to respond to node broadcasts from other nodes.
Is there a way to stop the node from sending and responding to these
This is a requirement to reduce channel clutter and to help address a
random interference problem.
Any thoughts would be helpful.