[OZAPRS] Are 4 x iGates in Sydney too many?

Gary Stern vk2zbb at gmail.com
Sun May 25 12:06:25 EST 2014

I have been looking at the load on one server in the rotation, which is 
about to move hosting into one of my racks... which is why previously I 
said there was no issue.

I do see some issues about the place, with a few WIDE3* and a few 
NOGATE. I would have thought a NOGATE should also include NO-DIGI, but 
its seems maybe I have the wrong assumption.

Maybe we do need someone to have a look at some of the paths being used 
and clean them up.

I would have thought its best to try and keep RF clear so more can be 
handle without drama.


On 25/05/14 11:50, Scott Evans wrote:
>  From a T2 perspective there's no issue! If you're using aunz.aprs2.net
> rotate the load balancing is automatically taken care of, however if you
> have set up a static server and if everyone else had done similar then
> maybe a problem would exist!
> On May 25, 2014 11:32:59 AM GMT+10:00, Liz VK2XSE <edodd at billiau.net> wrote:
>     QTR Thu, 22 May 2014 21:47:13 +1000 Ian Mills QTC
>         I've noticed we now have at least 4 x iGates in Sydney, I would
>         have
>         thought that's too many and may be adding extra loads on the
>         sever as
>         they all gate the same traffic?
>         Ian vk2him
>     The guys in the US, who have more experience in handling large traffic
>     volumes, seem to whinge far more about excessive digipeating than
>     excessive iGating.
>     I did notice on my last trip to Wollongong that my packets were being
>     spread far and wide, and often gated from Newcastle after being picked
>     up by VK2AMW-1. (WIDE2-2)
>     The questions can best be answered by experimentation.
>     There is apparently a need for better RF coverage in Sydney. How much
>     redundancy is required in the iGating system could be explored
>        by
>     deliberately turning off internet connectivity at one or more of the
>     Sydney iGates.
>     Sydney users would need to know when these changes were made, and then
>     comment on negative and positive aspects of the changes.
>     We would also need to know how many hops people are using in their
>     transmissions.
>     And is there any information from the APRS-IS server operators about
>     network load?
>     -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
>     Liz
>     VK2XSE
>     who hopes not to be using APRS in Sinny, 15 years living there was
>     enough.
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