[App_rpt-users] Echolink Link Status

Jim Duuuude telesistant at hotmail.com
Sat Jan 22 17:14:44 EST 2011

Our architecture for Echolink differs a great deal from most others. Since there is no sane
reason in the universe to do otherwise, our Echolink presence is both more-or-less a "conference",
since it will ALWAYS accept multiple inbound connections and tie them together (as any connection
is on an app_rpt node), and have the ability to support multiple outbound connections (also tied together
with everything else on the app_rpt node) simultaneously. There is no reason to create "artificial"
limitations of this nature.

Since the Echolink reporting system is really designed for implementation that basically do
"one thing at a time", there is only a concept of a single status message. To make a (rather
feeble) attempt at "fitting into the mold", I decided to report the "inbound" status when there
are no outbound connections active. If outbound connections are active, it reports the information
for the last one connected (if multiple outbound connections are active).

Therefore, by definition, the node can *never* be "busy" according to the Echolink reporting
definition of "busy". 

And yes, the "20" means "of 20 maximum connections". However, the connection limit was never
implemented (after all, I try to avoid artifical limits on things). If and when there is a compelling reason
do to so, I will. Currently, the system will take as many connections as there is bandwidth and CPU power for.


> Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2011 14:26:22 -0600
> From: kt9ac at ameritech.net
> To: app_rpt-users at ohnosec.org
> Subject: Re: [App_rpt-users] Echolink Link Status
> Just updated my test system to 0.281 and verified that when idle it 
> shows a [0/20] next to my QTH. When connected, shows the "In conference 
> with..." status.
> Does this mean we can host 20 connections from Echolink per Allstar 
> node? Also, when would the "ON" versus "BUSY" flag change.
> I don't use Echolink a lot, but its interesting...
> Thanks,
> Tony
> On 01/21/2011 11:26 PM, K&R Yoksh wrote:
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> >> Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 18:27:15 -0800
> >> From: Jim Duuuude
> >> Subject: Re: [App_rpt-users] Echolink Link Status
> >>
> >> Chan_echolink now supports proper display/reporting to the echolink 
> >> server stuff.
> >
> > Hello Jim (and the group),
> >
> > Many thanks for this great addition!
> >
> > 73.
> >
> > Kyle
> > K0KN
> >
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