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1359RE: [tracker2] Firmware update

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  • Cap Pennell
    Dec 10, 2006
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroups.com]On
      > Behalf Of Scott Miller
      > Sent: Saturday, December 09, 2006 17:13 PM
      > To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: RE: [tracker2] Firmware update
      > I just made a slight tweak - the NICE command now only takes
      > effect if the digipeated packet is heard within 5 seconds of a
      > timed transmission. This might keep you from doing some clever
      > things like setting up two trackers in a failover configuration
      > (as long as they both have the same callsign they'll think the
      > other one is a digi echo), but I think it generally makes more
      > sense and prevents someone else from knocking your transmit rate
      > down by spoofing a packet.
      > Scott

      Spoofing a packet to knock your transmit rate down? Is that really likely
      on our friendly amateur radio VHF APRS network? Wow!
      Though I've been operating amateur APRS for more than a dozen years, I
      haven't seen such "malice" in our network. But I _have often_ seen a
      tendency, especially amongst newusers and those _not watching_ everybody's
      packets scroll by, to increase transmission rates and broaden digipaths
      without understanding the effect that has on all the other users of the
      single frequency.

      "The Radio Amateur is <snip> FRIENDLY...<snip> cooperation and consideration
      for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit."

      For this stuff to keep working and be fun, we all gotta share and play nice,
      that's all.
      73, Cap
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