[App_rpt-users] IRLP and App_rpt

K&R Yoksh yokshs at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 01:08:04 EST 2012


Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 14:14:10 -0800
From: "Sal P. De Franco"
To: app_rpt-users at ohnosec.org
Subject: [App_rpt-users] IRLP and App_rpt

Hello (and Welcome!) Sal,

I also moved to Allstar from IRLP and would be glad to help...

> I have a dedicated IRLP node that I want to convert to IRLP / Allstar

Unfortunately, Dave Cameron demanded that IRLP support be removed from 
Allstar.. AFAIK, he will not permit any interaction between the networks. I 
decided to leave IRLP in the dust several years ago and move my nodes to 
Allstar and Echolink. Once you get an idea of the features list vs. IRLP, 
it's no contest. For example, Allstar has the ability to run multiple nodes 
per Internet IP address, and there are more ways to control your node than 
you can imagine.

> Can I use the IRLP board or must I add a Asterisk URI board ?

Yes, you can use your IRLP board for PTT, COS and Aux. The only thing you'll 
need to add to put your existing hardware on Allstar is a CM108 or CM119 
based USB sound fob. The URI is a super-duper CM108 fob with a super-duper 
price tag to go with it. In your case, I'd buy a generic CM108 fob and use 
it unmodified. Allstar does not allow the use of analog sound cards such as 
Sound Blasters or worse yet, the on-motherboard sound cards.

> Can I load the App_rpt software on top of the IRLP software ?

Technically, yes. You could disable the IRLP software from loading and 
install Asterisk and app_rpt, and compile. Personally, I wouldn't go to all 
of that trouble. Grab a spare hard drive (or back up your existing one) and 
install the ACID CD found here: *note-the ACID installer will repartition 
and format your hard drive!*

http://209.159.155.200/drupal/node/68

You also might want to check out this how-to from my web page:
http://www.qsl.net/k0kn/irlptoallstar.html

73

Kyle
K0KN
Olathe, KS


--- Original Message ---

Hello,

I just signed up for Allstar.
I have a dedicated IRLP node that I want to convert to IRLP / Allstar.

Can I use the IRLP board or must I add a Asterisk URI board ?

Can I load the App_rpt software on top of the IRLP software ?

Sal
N6SPD






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