[HamWAN PSDR] WL2K software and TCP Microwave Networks
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Fri Sep 25 14:40:08 PDT 2015
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RMS Express can be configured to connect to several different servers,
and I think there is some confusion about what each type of connection
Paclink/Winmor/Robust packet/packet WL2K connections -- These make
radio connections to an RMS which pipes the connection to a CMS.
Paclink/Winmor/Robust packet/packet P2P connections -- These make
direct connections to another station running RMS Express. They do
not connect to an RMS or a CMS.
Telnet P2P connections -- This makes a direction through a LAN, MESH
network or the Internet to another user running RMS Express who's
listening for incoming Telnet P2P connections. This is a network
connection, not a radio connection.
Pactor/Winmor Radio-only connections -- These make radio connections
to an RMS that's operating as a node in the Winlink Hybrid Network.
Any messages transmitted with this connection are relayed via radio to
the destination Message Pickup Stations (MPS) using radio-forwarding
from RMS-to-RMS. Messages do not get sent to a CMS. This also is the
mode you use to pick up radio-only messages from one of your MPS
Telnet Radio-only -- This makes a Telnet connection to RMS Relay
that's running as a node on the Winlink Hybrid Network. Typically
it's used by sysops of these RMS to pick up messages from their
running copies of RMS Relay and to post radio-only messages to be sent
by their servers. Any messages transmitted with this connection are
relayed via radio to the destination Message Pickup Stations (MPS)
using radio-forwarding from RMS-to-RMS. Messages do not get sent to a
Telnet Post-office -- This is a network (not radio) connection through
a LAN, MESH network or the Internet to a copy of RMS Relay configured
to runs as a Network Post Office Server. This type of session allows
you to create one or more entries describing post office servers. You
can turn on background message processing to poll multiple post office
servers. If you are using RMS Express on a MESH or LAN network to
connect to a RMS Relay running as a post office server, this is the
type of connection you should use.
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From: mikeaburton at outlook.com [wl2kemcomm] <wl2kemcomm at yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, Sep 25, 2015 at 2:32 PM
Subject: [wl2kemcomm] Re: Comments about different types of RMS
To: wl2kemcomm at yahoogroups.com
Phil's explanation of the various connectivity methodologies with RMS
Express is timely.
During a recent exercise for cross -border communications and SET in
San Diego, many of the methods were used.
The San Diego environs plus parts of Baja are interconnected by a 5
GHZ Ubiquiti EMCOMM LAN, with average speed of 100 MPS. There are two
packet gateways that use this network over many hops, to connect to an
HF gateway for auto forwarding and Pactor 4. Thus users in the USA
that are part of this network, can connect using RMS Express Telnet
and if Internet fails, to ensure out of the area delivery.
For the event not only was normal gateway activity processed, so was
the use of a Tenet Post Office connection. Using the new features of
background forwarding, a non-ham was able to obtain messages via the
LAN. This Telnet PO connection with a lap top and portable 5 GHZ dish
relieved having an operator and equipment at that one location.The use
of tactical calls, multiple stations on RF and LAN telnet moved over
250 messages in a 4 hour period, all via Winlink.
The various combinations and features that are within RMS Express are
only limited by ones imagination.
Our group thanks Phil for the banner effort and appreciated being able
to test some of the features before normal release.
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