RMSGW and LINBPQ
J P Watters <kc9kko@...>
Setup a DRAWS as a RMSGW. It works nicely for WINLINK Digipeater Clients.
Is there any guidance to install LINBPQ to provide NODE, CHAT and BBS to use the existing RMSGW instance of Direwolf
Currently installed LINBPQ in /home/pi/linbpq
Is there a better location for the application files.
Many of the other nodes in the region are using LINBPQ as the foundation of their RMSGW/NODE/CHAT/BBS
including a sample BPQ32.CFG file would be helpful.
Bumping this up to see if it gets any attention. I'm wanting to try BPQ32 with the DRAWS card and Direwolf - anyone been through this already?
J P Watters <kc9kko@...>
I am at the almost there point. Our statewide packet network is based on BPQ.
There are various documents on the "internet" that describe the installation of LINBPQ
using DIREWOLF with takes advantage of the Direwolf's builtin KISS TNC.
I have done the steps below that install the core components, and my next steps are to install LINBPQ (which I have yet to do)
I have tried alot of other things and my research has boiled down to the following.
The cool part is, download nwdr16.zip, write it to a card, and boot it up,
let the initial setup wizard that autoruns on first boot run.
Then run the core setup that Basil has developed.
It can be found at https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/wiki/8921#
Initial Config Detail
Update configurations scripts
Configure core functionality
Then in a terminal session, "sudo systemctl enable direwolf"
That enables the system deamon to start direwolf on boot.
Then in a terminal session, "sudo systemctl start direwolf"
which will start direwolf for the first time.
That is all that is needed to get direwolf running.
if you run ax25-status, it will show the deamon's that are running.
the only thing at this point will be direwolf.
Then use the Guide https://packet-radio.net/installing-direwolf-and-linbpq-on-raspian-stretch/
Start following the steps about 1/2 way down the page.
the first steps should be:
Continue following the guide to get LINBPQ running.
After getting LINBPQ is installed and running, you can
set it up to auto start as outlined below.
Use this to configure LINBPQ to run automagically.
Hi JP! Thanks! Your info should help a lot!
I've got through the initial setup script. I have a question out there about the AX.25 addressing it asked for during the setup, but it looks as if this can be ignored (although I'm not at all sure why). If this is the case, I can try running through the rest of your process here and see what happens. Worst case scenario I totally botch the whole thing and start over from scratch. Won't be the first time.
Now I need to get to making up the cable that goes from the DRAWS to my HT, which I'll be using for testing. Haven't seen a good doc on how to make one of those either.
Charlie (73 de N4NVD)