[App_rpt-users] proxy server

Bryan D. Boyle bdboyle at bdboyle.com
Wed Jan 18 09:26:22 EST 2017

On 1/18/2017 8:50 AM, Robert Newberry wrote:
> I built up a portable node. I came across this webpage
> https://allstarlink.org/proxy.html. I thought about making the server my
> node at a site with a direct fiber connection. Its good solid, stable
> internet.
> This seems like a good way to use resources I already have available to
> be able to use my portable node on the road.
> Has anyone done this before?
> Are the instructions good, or anything you would do differently?

Scott KB2EAR has successfully done this, and, assuming you have a decent 
hotspot and 4G connection and decent cell service, works pretty well. 
Occasional dropouts (just like cell service...4G is only as reliable as 
the underlying RF infrastructure), but otherwise, seems to work just fine.

Don't expect it to be either as reliable or resilient as fixed 

Just as a datapoint...when connected, full time, through an AT&T 4G 
hotspot down here on our network 
(http://stats.allstarlink.org/getstatus.cgi?27673), I was seeing about 
1.6-2.0 GB traffic total per month, which, on a 5GB monthly allocation, 
still left me room to use it to do email and web traffic in addition to 
the IAX connection.  Just use a lower bit rate codec (GSM or g726 work 
just fine...it's only FM @3.5kc over a 5kc channel...not stereo FM 
broadcast), and you'll be fine.

Bryan D. Boyle
Morrisville PA

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