Here you will find the new LinuX-RMS-GateWay:
At this place just a short overview:
LinuX-RMS-Gateway is the next generation access software to the Winlink
LinuX-RMS-Gateway is a follow up to TelPac-Node/LinuX,
a small package of software tools to run a Packet-Radio-GateWay on a LinuX
system which connects to a Winlink2000 CMS host using a Telnet connection.
Here some of our goals for LinuX-RMS-Gateway Rev 2:
new code structure - easier to maintain.
syslog-logging features - logging highly configurable, based on standard
Select loglevel according to your requirements, from no logging for small
embedded systems with very limited resources to debuglevel with high detailled
new configuration files, well structured and prepared for more features
in future versions
... off course, some little bug fixes. We implemented it, you found it
start the gateway either from ax25d and run on an ax25socket like TelPac-Node/LinuX
- or - start from a hostmode daemon!
This supports additional hardware, with that all PTC2, with that Pactor,
HF-Packet ad Robust-Packet-Radio.
A first simple version for a Pactor-Gateway supports scanning with
a PTC2-internal scanner and CAT-Interface.
A sample shellscript and optional tools can be provided on request which
allow to run the pactor station parallel as RMS-Gateway and Pactor-Packet-Radio-GateWay
like DA5UDI does.
full compatibility with the requirements of the new RMS GateWays in the
initialisation of a new gateway in the Winlink2000 database by a sysop
change of static information in the Winlink2000 database
automatic update of the actual channel status in the Winlink2000 database
by a cron-job
some other system features
Please check our Yahoo group Yahoo-Group
"LinuxRMS" for details, discussions and actual versions.
Find a list of Stations running Linux-RMS-Gateway here (updated weekly).
an existing ax25 installation on your LinuX server with ax25-enabled kernel,
ax25-libs and ax25-tools
ax25 hardware like a TNC, soundcard or other packet-radio modem drivers,
axip/axudp or anything else that is supported by LinuX to run Packet-Radio.
the hostmode terminal software TNT and any hardware supporting WA8DED
(Pactor can only be supported with a PTC2 running in hostmode, scanning
currently only works with PTC2-internal scanner/CAT).
radio equipment (usually a data-ready FM transceiver for VHF/UHF/SHF) or
HF-equipment for Pactor, HF-Packet-Radio or Robust-Packet-Radio
a 24/7 internet connection
A registration to connect to the Winlink2000 CMS hosts
Note that a Pactor-RMS-Gateway requires a special confirmation of the Winlink team!
In some countries a special hamradio licence is necessary to run an automatic
amateur radio station.
The communication tools are based on the ax25-tools.
This part of the code will be open source and term of the
General Public licence.
We work for fun, we "borrow" code from other authors and we supply codes
So the main part of our RMS GateWay Software is Open Source.
Unfortunately for security reasons parts of the Winlink2000 specific
configuration tools can not be published with source.
I don't want to talk a lot about Winlink2000 at this place.
It is a powerfull Global Radio Email System which a lot of pactor users
may know for years.
But it became a lot more than a network of Pactor stations!
If you want to get more details please just click the logo above and
have a look to the new Winlink2000
Interested sysops are invited to join our Yahoo-Group
Please find a lot more background information at www.winlink.org
Check and find out what TelPac,
RMS, CMS and all this stuff is before starting to download this software!
This is the link to the local download area