[Arm-allstar-irlp] Important Info for all Hamvoip IRLP users

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Mon Jan 13 20:15:30 EST 2020


     There’s a lot of reasons that some of use IRLP.  Perfect example is right now the way the Allstar system is set up, it depends on Allstar’s servers for my node to maintain a connection to other nodes.   With IRLP, once my node is connected to another node or reflector, IRLP’s servers are not needed to keep the connection alive.   So if David Cameron shut down shop tomorrow, all of our IRLP systems would still work, there just wouldn’t be any new nodes added to the network.  I don’t believe we can say the same if Allstar’s servers were to all be shutdown.   That being said, why you would put down and slander IRLP is beyond me.  


> On Jan 13, 2020, at 12:30 AM, Doug Crompton via ARM-allstar-irlp <arm-allstar-irlp at hamvoip.org> wrote:
> Larry,
>  Sorry to hear you are down with the flu. I wish you a speedy recovery.
> As far as IRLP is concerned I really think its days are numbered. It is
> very insecure, so much less feature enhanced, and generally outdated
> compared to Hamvoip Allstar. Why anyone would run IRLP with Hamvoip being
> available is beyond me. As you know I ran IRLP for about a year about 8
> years ago now. That may have been how we met. Anyhow I quickly realized
> that is was not for me mainly because of the politics and so called rules
> not to mention the vast superiority of Allstar. I would encourage you to
> get people that you know on IRLP over on Allstar. It is easy to do and for
> those that have a real IRLP Pi system using a Pi 2 or newer it would cost
> less than $60 to do it. If anyone needs help referring them to hamvoip.org
> and my email. For those Hamvoip users that have added IRLP most reflectors
> have Allstar inputs so there is no reason to connect using IRLP. This
> latest tactic by Cameron and his henchmen will only bring more people to
> Allstar.
> *73 Doug*
> *WA3DSP*
> *http://www.crompton.com/hamradio <http://www.crompton.com/hamradio>*
>> On Sat, Jan 11, 2020 at 3:12 PM "Larry via ARM-allstar-irlp" <
>> arm-allstar-irlp at hamvoip.org> wrote:
>> Good afternoon Doug, hope you and yours had a great holiday. I think IRLP
>> admin blocked my node (8277). I've had this node from the beginning at
>> lesst
>> 15-20 years. Software & hardware brought from IRLP. Don't have any
>> receipts.
>> Who keeps receipts after 5 years, unless it's taxes Hi. I think I saw
>> something a few years back about hams downloading IRLP with out buying to
>> get a node #. I'll stay tune, only use IRLP to chat with friends on 9613.
>> Oh
>> yea he knows about Allstar, can't teach a old DOG new tricks.
>> Take care trying to get over this flu!
>> Slowly trying to get my e-mails over to contact at n3vsi.com
>> So far I'm getting the ARM- allstar Digest at that e-mail
>> Contact me
>> contact at n3vsi.com
>> You have my home #
>> Later
>> Larry N3vsi
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: "Doug Crompton via ARM-allstar-irlp"
>> Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2020 1:02
>> To: arm-allstar-irlp at hamvoip.org
>> Cc: Doug Crompton
>> Subject: [Arm-allstar-irlp] Important Info for all Hamvoip IRLP users
>> It has come to our attention that some of the Hamvoip IRLP module users
>> can no longer connect to IRLP nodes or reflectors. This is because the
>> IRLP public keys for these nodes have been pulled by the IRLP management.
>> We have learned that some Hamvoip users may have fraudulently acquired
>> keys and otherwise frustrated the IRLP management. We warned people in our
>> howto that the IRLP system is a closely controlled system and keys are
>> sold with the IRLP hardware. Only users who actually buy hardware or keys
>> from IRLP are authorized into the system. The Hamvoip IRLP gateway was
>> intended to allow real and authorized IRLP users who had hardware to
>> integrate it into one Pi system with Hamvoip code. We also warned users of
>> Hamvoip IRLP that they were to come to us first (this list) NOT the IRLP
>> forums for help and apparently that has not always been the case.
>> We are currently working with the IRLP management, trying to resolve their
>> concerns. If your Hamvoip IRLP node has stopped working, it is most likely
>> because your key or the key of the node you are trying to connect to has
>> been removed.  Many IRLP users and reflectors also have connectivity to
>> AllStar. If you're trying to connect to a system that already provides a
>> bridge to AllStar, don't connect via IRLP, use AllStar!
>> If you have an IRLP system that you bought and you own the keys for and
>> you converted it to Hamvoip and retired the original IRLP hardware, then
>> you should in our opinion be entitled to retain your key and use IRLP.
>> But that hardware is not to be sold to someone else to again obtain
>> another key fraudulently.. These are not our rules. Hamvoip code and
>> operation is totally free and based on donations, IRLP is not. They make
>> money to support their operational expenses based on the sale of hardware.
>> If they want to sell keys minus hardware it is up to them, but understand
>> we have no control over that. If you have a fully legal IRLP node that you
>> purchased and own the key for and it is not working then you should
>> contact Dave Cameron directly with a plea to reinstate your key. Before
>> contacting Dave Cameron, it would be best to locate proof, if possible,
>> that you are the legitimate IRLP node owner.
>> We apologize for this inconvenience but IRLP users have to understand the
>> substantial difference in nature both operationally and politically between
>> Hamvoip and IRLP. You do have a choice! We have in the past expressed the
>> considerable advantages in using Hamvoip Allstar vs. IRLP which are too
>> numerous to list here.
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