[App_rpt-users] The 'nuclear' option
Bryan D. Boyle
bdboyle at bdboyle.com
Fri Feb 10 12:39:28 EST 2012
Well...running a system is always a journey, not a destination.
Anyway, being in the metro area out here in one of the original 13
colonies...we get more than our share of lids, drive-bys, and other
bottom-feeders who seem to like to do things like sit there and randomly
key up machines (hey, Ma, looky at this! I press one button and 13
transmitters turn on!), spout colorful anglo-saxon metaphors, play DJ
with bad music occasionally....or just act like alpha hotels on our
systems, either individually or when we're connected to a reflector.
It's just a feature of being wedged in between NYC (no comment...) and
PHL (city of brotherly love with an obscene lethal crime rate...).
Anyway...looking for thoughts on having, in a network of machines, a
'nuclear' option to
1. shut them out, at least for a while
2. minimize the fun (on their part...)
3. return some sanity, at least until they tire and slither off to
bother some other machine (sorry...the next freq up doesn't have the
technology...and it's my ticket that's transmitted as the ID...)
So...thinking about this. Quickest solution I came up with, but it
requires an asterisk restart ("service asterisk restart" from the shell)
would be to change the input PL, leaving the output PL (our coord bodies
out here like to see bi-directional PLs...) in place. Most mobiles and
HTs can scan for the output PL...but, unless the lid is more than an
appliance operator, they probably wouldn't be able to figure out how to
scan the input (at least most of the time, I'll grant you that some
probably would...but would the effort be worth it?)
Yeah, this means that you have to have 2 stored settings in your mobile
or HT for each participating machine on the same network. And, if
they're closer to the antenna than you are...capture effect would come
into play, etc if they key up under/over you. But, I'm looking at the
low hanging fruit (in the spirit of not letting the perfect become the
enemy of the good...).
Is anyone else dealing with this problem (other than going on bunny
hunts with a supply of sewing needles and a set of flush cutters?) or
thought about what to do?
In this world, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.
Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant.
You may quote me.
Sent from my MacBook Pro.
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