[App_rpt-users] Alternative to WebTransceiver java applet

Loren Tedford lorentedford at gmail.com
Mon Apr 17 15:29:19 EDT 2017

What about this??


I think at one point in time last year I came across this site would some
thing like this work??

Loren Tedford (KC9ZHV)
Email: lorentedford at gmail.com

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On Apr 17, 2017 11:16 AM, "David McGough" <kb4fxc at inttek.net> wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
> I agree that the WebTransceiver is a powerful addition to the AllStar
> project. I've got several hams who use it on a regular basis for repeater
> access, so, I hate to see it go as well.
> As we all know, web browser developers are rapidly phasing out all support
> for java applets. And, along with this phasing out process, continuing to
> make java work is a constantly moving target---every time a browser update
> comes down the pipe, you have to go and tweak settings AGAIN make java
> work.
> The biggest problem I see with "upgrading" the WebTransceiver is replacing
> the IAX2 protocol stack with updated version which is modern-browser
> friendly. We need to remember that all the hoopla about HTML5 is fine,
> but, HTML5 is NOT a programming language--javascript is the programming
> language used. Another large component required is the actual audio
> interface to the PC and some supported CODEC for communication across
> IAX2...For this requirement, I believe the WebRTC toolkit, which is
> included in modern browsers, could be leveraged.
> So, where can we find a javascript-based IAX2 stack?  ...I know there are
> already javascript SIP stacks out there (see: http://www.jssip.net/ ).
> Thoughts?
> 73, David KB4FXC
> On Mon, 17 Apr 2017, Doug Kingston wrote:
> > I see 2 significant use cases:
> >
> > 1. User wants to connect to a public Allstar node
> > In this case, they don't have a prior relationship with the node and
> there
> > is no account/password that the user knows that they can use to log in.
> > Today in the Java applet, my understanding is, they authenticate to the
> > Allstar central server with their Allstar username/password and the Java
> > traffic is proxies through that central site is some way and on to the
> > public node.  Its possible the central node provides credentials to the
> > java applet and it connects directly, but Steve can say more
> definitively.
> >
> > 2. User has iaxrpt username/password credentials for a particular node
> > This is certainly true for private nodes and for public nodes where
> people
> > want to use an app like iaxrpt.  They need to receive credentials from
> the
> > node operator before using the node.
> >
> > I think this is a summary of the basic modes.  The reason we need some
> form
> > of authentication is to prevent random non-hams from accessing Allstar
> > nodes and initiating transmissions.  It would be nice to take the central
> > node out of the normal path except for the authentication process.
> >
> > -Doug-, KD7DK
> >
> >
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