Miami APRServe Technical Details
Miami APRServe is located in the
Miami Museum of Science. It is one of two servers
located on a T-1 line, providing excellent bandwidth.
This server is running on a PowerMac 7300/200 with 64 MB of RAM.
Packet is handled by a Radio Shack 2 meter HT and Kantronics KPC-3, with
a ground plane antenna on the roof.
Standard internet server software includes Quid Pro Quo as the WWW server,
NetPresenz as the FTP server, Eudora Internet Mail Server, AutoShare for mailing
lists, and MacDNS for domain name service. Timbuktu is
used to allow remote adminstration.
To see the server statistics for the last month (the last month I've gotten around
to processing, that is!)
The APRServe software itself is written in C++. Its basic function is to
take the data coming from the radio and send it out to clients that have connected
to the server. Several other people have written similar packages for other
operating systems. What makes APRServe unique is the ability to combine data from
sources other than the local radio. As of this writing, the software maintains full-time
connections to servers in 15 different cities, and several dozen part-time in other cities.
If you seek a deeper understanding of the inner workings of APRServe,
Mail comments to firstname.lastname@example.org