Oct 28 2014 12:02pm from IGnatius T Foobar @uncnsrd (Uncensored)
Establishing an AX.25 presence for Uncensored is a super idea. The
only problem is ... Uncensored hasn't been run from my house since
The only thing "required" to be at your house is the ham transceiver.
So the problem is:
1. install AX.25 on your remote linux box
2. have the "ham login shell" talk to uncensored through a separate SSH connection (hamuser@ comes to mind).
3. inbound and outbound AX.25 packets can be routed to a linux box at your house which is then connected to a packet terminal node controller (TNC) which then connects to your (2 meter) transceiver.
Configure everything on the ham stuff at *your* house and *bam* **done**.
Oh, you'll need to contact the folks at Berkeley who administer the AMPR.ORG domain and get a nodename (I'll use me as the example.... k2ne.ampr.org) and routing. The rest is handled over the internet.
Easy. You'll of course, have to configure your remote linux box for a second interface to handle the .ampr.org in/out traffic but other than that it is a lot easier than it sounds.
Oct 28 2014 5:43pm from IGnatius T Foobar @uncnsrd (Uncensored)
Yes, of course, but you were talking about it in a "prepper" context,
so one would presume that in a SHTF situation, the link between my
house and the data center would be offline.
Yes - but then you seemed enthused at putting the BBS online, which is when my emphasis shifted.
Later we did the same thing through UUCP using UUCICO, which also worked but was even kludgier.
We abandoned all that in favor of just doing it via dial-up which worked perfectly. For that era.
For a year or two before this site went onto the Internet full time, we were using UUCP over a demand-dialed Internet connection to pick up mail because it was (and still is) more reliable than any of the other methods available to coax SMTP into sending mail at the right time to a host that isn't always up.
Most people also don't know that we were providing free Internet mail to the entire Citadel dialup network. I made it clear that we created a node called "internet" and you could send mail to addresses like "foo%bar.com @ Internet" and it would do the right thing in both directions, but nobody paid attention because I wasn't part of the Minnesota in-crowd.
Honestly, though, your last msg is the *first* I ever heard of your mail forwarding schema. Neat! Wish I'd known of it in 1987.
I wish I could have tapped into all of this in 1987/88, when I was running Citadel 68k in Japan. That would have been an expensive set of phone bills, but might have been worthwhile.
yeesh ... "netproc" was such a beast of a program.
Then it might have been 1988/89 when I was doing the Citadel thing in Japan... I remember logging into something out here back then with the handle 'machine'.
I couldn't make it a regular thing, but I managed to download some executables for the Citadel 68k stuff in order to actually run it.
The text client works o.k. with the node program under AX.25. A bit of hacking on line endings needs to be done, but, otherwise it works.
Yes, ran it for a few years. Another ham did it better in Fortran and I gave up maintaining my version.
My old crap here:
I don't guarantee anything. If it breaks, you get to keep both halves!
Antennas to build... and more!
Gotcha. I know the feeling. Remodeling all of our bathrooms at home right now as well, so the ham stuff falls behind. I don't begrudge you, or discount your posts. I don't acknowledge all of the posts, but I do read them. I keep them all as - "something I read somewhere, but know it can work" :-)
Good luck in the finding time to explore things realm. The more time you find exploring someone else's discovery is more time for you,but sometimes leads down a bit of a rabbit hole!
And when I started serious work on the Citadel:K2NE project I knew "going in" what was good and what was not-so... which made for much time saved.
Rabbit holes are not bad things. Sometimes you find treasure in them!