[App_rpt-users] How to connect five nodes on different mountains connected via WLan (HamNet?

Thomas Delmonego iw3amq at dnet.it
Sun May 26 15:45:27 EDT 2013


Hi Robert,

i have execute your settings on my nodes and all functions perfectly! I also must modify the following script in the "iax.conf" file, stanza [general]:

[general]
...
;register=28369:xxxxxx at register.allstarlink.org    ;xxxxxx = password numbers
;register=28944:xxxxxx at register.allstarlink.org    ;xxxxxx = password numbers
...

I must put a semi-colon (;) in front of each "register" statment. I think this interrupt registering to the allstarlink-server. In my case is ok, because i have no internet connectivity on the nodes.

Again many thanks for your tips, Robert!

73! Thomas, IW3AMQ

From: wb3awj at comcast.net
To: app_rpt-users at ohnosec.org
Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 23:10:06 -0400
Subject: Re: [App_rpt-users] How to connect five nodes on different mountains connected via WLan (HamNet?




  
  


Since you don't have Internet access, the nodes can't use the Allstar portal directory service to find the other ones.

So you need to them where each other are.



In the rpt.conf file, look for something like this:



[nodes]

; Note, if you are using automatic update for allstar link nodes,

; no allstar link nodes should be defined here. Only place a definition

; for your locak nodes, and private (off of allstar link) nodes here.



1701 = radio at 127.0.0.1:4569/1701,NONE





Let's say you have four nodes, numbered 1701-1704 (since they're "private" nodes any numbers will do).

And you have them on IP addresses 192.168.1.201 through 192.168.1.204



Using one of the nodes as an example, make this section look something like this:



[nodes]

; Note, if you are using automatic update for allstar link nodes,

; no allstar link nodes should be defined here. Only place a definition

; for your local nodes, and private (off of allstar link) nodes here.



1701 = radio at 127.0.0.1/1701,NONE                                ;Me, this node at 192.168.1.201

1702= radio at 192.168.1.202:4569/1702,NONE              ;My brother Daryl at 192.168.1.202

1703= radio at 192.168.1.203:4569/1703,NONE              ;My sister Darylene at 192.168.1.203

1704= radio at 192.168.1.204:4569/1704,NONE              ;My other brother Daryl at 192.168.1.204



And then also look for this section:

; ** For ACID ***

statpost_program=/usr/bin/wget,-q,--timeout=15,--tries=1,--output-document=/dev/null

statpost_url=http://stats.allstarlink.org/uhandler.php ; Status updates



Then put a semi-colon (;) in front of each statpost statment. That stops the node from trying to send it's status to/from the portal. 







If you want them to connect together on start up, something like this (again in rpt.conf)



Define a function for permanent connection:

[functions]

.....blah blah blah....

Add this line:

76=ilink,13            ; Make a permanent connection to a node



In the section where all the timers an such are defined add this line:

startup_macro=*761701



On start up, the node will try to establish a "permanent" connection to node 1701.





Do this on each of the nodes, using the appropriate numbers and addresses.

Restart.










-- 

Robert A. Poff

Loganville, PA



S/V Loon

1983 Hunter 34

Havre de Grace, MD.



WB3AWJ - Allstar 27784

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On Thu, 2013-05-23 at 14:49 +0200, Thomas Delmonego wrote:

    Hi to all!

    I try to connect five repeaters (nodes) on different mountains and provided with AllStarLink on Acid OS. All mountains are connected with HamNet, an Amateur wireless lan operating in 2,4 GHz and 5,8 GHz Amateur Band and with no connection to Internet.


    How can I configure AllStarLink files to create a permanent connection? Can anyone help me with instructions for a beginner?


    Many thanks to all group!


    73! Thomas, IW3AMQ 

    



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