[Arm-allstar-irlp] To ALL Hamvoip IRLP users

Elden W7LDN w7ldn at w7ldn.com
Wed Jan 15 01:56:51 EST 2020

I have to say Doug... when I rebuilt my Allstar node a couple of months ago
I was very surprised to see it had IRLP functionality. I assumed you and
the IRLP folks had worked out an agreement.

But it seems now that this wasn’t the case. I would have never attempted to
use that feature of hamvoip had I known that.

I think I’m a little curious what the IRLP folks would do if I just plugged
my official IRLP hardware back in and then complained to them that it
wasn’t working (assuming my key has been revoked).

Do you think that they feel using the IRLP feature of hamvoip violates the
IRLP license agreement? And the result is a permanent revocation? I guess
we wouldn’t know if they were willing to reinstate one’s key until someone
tries. I don’t feel very good about my $400 piece of hardware becoming a
paperweight because I used what I thought was a legit feature.

I’m a little surprised that hamvoip would offer an unauthorized method for
accessing a network where the folks who run that network are known to be
against such things.

Was the IRLP feature of hamvoip approved by the IRLP folks at one time and
then later disapproved?

If I am wrong I would very much like to be corrected. I will be the first
to admit I know very little of the specifics of the situation. What I have
said above reflects only what I think I know. I would very much like it not
to be true.

On Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 9:53 PM "Doug Crompton via ARM-allstar-irlp" <
arm-allstar-irlp at hamvoip.org> wrote:

> We do not plan on taking out the current IRLP modules from the Hamvoip code
> but if you are running IRLP it is likely your keys were pulled by the IRLP
> admin.  If this is the case we recommend that you turn off your IRLP by
> doing the following two things -
> In the /usr/local/etc/allstar.env  file comment the
> exportIRLP="enabled"
> to
> #exportIRLP="enabled"
> Also you can turn off the IRLP module -
> In the /etc/asterisk/modules.conf file change (uncomment)  -
> ;noload=chan_irlp.so
> to
> noload=chan_irlp.so
> Then reboot for the changes to take effect.
> This will disable your IRLP node. If for some reason you want to re-enable
> it in the future it is just a matter of reversing these two items.
> *73 Doug*
> *WA3DSP*
> *http://www.crompton.com/hamradio <http://www.crompton.com/hamradio>*
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