[App_rpt-users] Asterisk node without a radio?

Phil N6TCT phil.n6tct at gmail.com
Mon May 30 17:53:40 EDT 2011


Getting there ... :-)  I have the node with the good Internet
connection now running asterisk/app_rpt with rxchannel=Zap/pseudo as
you suggest below.  I am able to connect to it via both iaxrpt and
echolink and they conference together, which is very cool.  However,
despite the fact that the audio seems to work fine and everything
connects, I get the following errors in the asterisk log file:

[May 30 14:39:07] WARNING[21601] file.c: File rpt/node does not exist
in any format
[May 30 14:39:07] WARNING[21601] file.c: Unable to open rpt/node
(format 0x44 (ulaw|slin)): No such file or directory
[May 30 14:39:07] WARNING[21601] app_rpt.c: ast_streamfile rpt/node
failed on Zap/pseudo-2091401755
[May 30 14:39:07] WARNING[21601] app_rpt.c: ast_streamfile failed on
Zap/pseudo-2091401755
[May 30 14:39:07] VERBOSE[21601] logger.c:     --
<Zap/pseudo-2091401755> Playing 'digits/2' (language 'en')
[May 30 14:39:07] WARNING[21601] file.c: File rpt/node does not exist
in any format
[May 30 14:39:07] WARNING[21601] file.c: Unable to open rpt/node
(format 0x44 (ulaw|slin)): No such file or directory
[May 30 14:39:07] WARNING[21601] app_rpt.c: ast_streamfile rpt/node
failed on Zap/pseudo-2091401755

Any clue?

Thanks!

Phil

On Sat, May 28, 2011 at 3:16 PM, Phil N6TCT <phil.n6tct at gmail.com> wrote:
> Purrrfect, thanks!
>
> Phil
>
> On Sat, May 28, 2011 at 3:07 PM, Jim Duuuude <telesistant at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> yeah.. make it a hub
>>
>> rxchannel=Zap/pseudo
>>
>> Also, make the node on the hill a private node (non-allstar),
>> so that no one will connect to it from the outside and chew up
>> your bandwidth.
>>
>> JIM WB6NIL
>>
>>> Date: Sat, 28 May 2011 15:04:51 -0700
>>> From: phil.n6tct at gmail.com
>>> To: app_rpt-users at ohnosec.org
>>> Subject: [App_rpt-users] Asterisk node without a radio?
>>>
>>> This may be a kind of offbeat question, but stick with me please.
>>>
>>> I have an astrerisk/app_rpt node, we'll call it "node A", which is up
>>> on a mountaintop, solar-powered, connected to a UHF repeater, and
>>> behind a somewhat bandwidth limited IP connection. The connection
>>> will easily support one voice channel to the outside world, but not
>>> many more than that with any reliability.
>>>
>>> What I'd like to do is run another instance of asterisk/app_rpt on a
>>> second machine that is on the Internet and that has good bandwidth and
>>> CPU. Call this "node B". For echolink and allstarlink purposes, I'd
>>> like there to be a "nailed up"/permalinked connection between nodes A
>>> and B, but have people who want to use node A over the internet
>>> instead connect only to node B. The point being, if ten people are
>>> connected to node B, node A only has to deal with one multiplexed
>>> audio stream from node B, not 10 individual connections to node A --
>>> all to conserve bandwidth to node A.
>>>
>>> The catch is, node B isn't going to have a radio, it's just going to
>>> be running asterisk/app_rpt for people to connect to. In some sense,
>>> it will be like an IRLP reflector (though obviously no IRLP is
>>> involved here) -- it's basically acting as a radioless conference
>>> bridge.
>>>
>>> Any thoughts on how to do this? Do I just run standard
>>> asterisk/app_rpt and get an allstarlink/echolink node number but just
>>> don't bother to define a radio channel or something? Any ideas or
>>> tips appreciated.
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>>
>>> Phil, N6TCT
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