[Arm-allstar-irlp] Important Info for all Hamvoip IRLP users
celltech161 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 14 13:52:49 EST 2020
On 1/13/2020 10:17 PM, "Doug Crompton via ARM-allstar-irlp" wrote:
> I totally agree with Dave in fact I was thinking this - if anyone can come
> up with a reason why IRLP is better than Allstar please let me know.
Well, just to play devils advocate, there is precisely one reason I can
think of. IRLP lets you custom define literally any sequence of DTMF
that when decoded, will run a defined script. At one time I had many
IRLP-based repeaters, changed to Hamvoip, but I kept one IRLP node
online just to act as a DTMF to email/SMS paging terminal. I'm not even
using it for linking. I have my RF-linked sites which have alarms like
high building temperature and intrusion alarms - programmed to send
those alarms out as DTMF messages. IRLP decodes them and fires out an
SMS to my phone from a special account I have set with notifications
always on. It works like a champ.
With Allstar, something kinda sorta like this could be done but it would
have to follow the dial plan rather than being literally any sequence.
That's it. There's your one reason and it has nothing to do with
linking, really. ;) Luckily this functionality will keep working well
after David Cameron has a hissy fit and removes my keys, because the
custom decode stuff has nothing to do with negotiating connections.
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