[App_rpt-users] Questions about ASL capabilities when internet is down
Bryan at bryanfields.net
Wed Feb 6 19:32:40 EST 2019
On 2/6/19 2:23 PM, Jean-Michel Vien - VA2XJM wrote:
> So we are a small group wishing to deploy an amateur network of analog
> and fusion repeater along with other features like phonepatch. I play
> with AREDN at the moment
ARDEN is not deterministic, and voip will be a crap shoot on it. Dedicated
links with QoS are needed.
> So far I know we can use internet to connect to other networks (just
> like Fusion Wires-X), but my main concern is what happen when internet
> goes down (it is a problem over here). So here is a list of questions:
> 1. Can we manage our network without connecting to ASL servers ? Let's
> say without any internet network, all our repeaters needs to stay
There is no requirement to have your nodes talk to AllStar Link. Asterisk and
app_rpt are completely independent for private nodes (beginning with 1xxxx).
The HUB could be a public node if you wanted too.
> 2. Is there a way to have redundant link between the HUB and RPTs ? All
> RPTs would be normally connected to the HUB server, but if the HUB
> goes down or one node can't connect to it, it would try to connect
> to other nodes to remain inside the network.
You can do a permanent link where if the system goes down it will try to
reconnect. You can setup a script to try reconnecting too if you want.
> 3. Does one needs to manage links manually or a "link" / "unlink"
> switch can be used ? Ex: *1 : connect/disconnect the RPT to/from the
> network (trying to connect to HUB first, then to other nodes until
> it can reach one) or a user needs to try each links manually using DTMF.
It will connect to the hub, and then bridge to the other nodes.
> 4. For the phone patch I am thinking about using an LTE phone interface
> that we can connect any regular analog phone to it. What kind of
> interface would be needed for it to work ? We prefer this LTE
> interface over VoIP services simply because the cellphone network is
> way more reliable than internet.
Most people use SIP. There are SIP interfaces to LTE/GSM which would work.
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