Re: AGW vs. KISS over IP


Rob Giuliano
 

Just to be clear,  AGW is a sound card TNC application, but includes a specific 'AX.25 style' IP protocol.
I was not using AGW computer application, but running Direwolf and using its AGW protocol between Pi (Direwolf) and PC (APRSIS32).

In direwolf_left.conf the port settings were:
#############################################################
#               VIRTUAL TNC SERVER PROPERTIES               #
#############################################################
# Dire Wolf acts as a virtual TNC and can communicate with
#   client applications by different protocols:
#       - the "AGW TCPIP Socket Interface" - default port 8000
#       - KISS protocol over TCP socket - default port 8001
#       - KISS TNC via pseudo terminal   (-p command line option)
AGWPORT 8000
KISSPORT 8001


In direwolf-right.conf the port settings were:
#############################################################
#               VIRTUAL TNC SERVER PROPERTIES               #
#############################################################
# Dire Wolf acts as a virtual TNC and can communicate with
#   client applications by different protocols:
#       - the "AGW TCPIP Socket Interface" - default port 8000
#       - KISS protocol over TCP socket - default port 8001
#       - KISS TNC via pseudo terminal   (-p command line option)
AGWPORT 8010
KISSPORT 8011


To test the AGW protocol to/from APRSIS32 and more importantly, investigate my concern about the logging,
I created 2 AGW RF port with settings of:
   Type:            AGW     This is the communication protocol between device and APRSIS32.
   IP or DNS:    pi3         hostname for my Pi3 on the local network
   Port:              8000     First port's 'Port' setting to get data from the left side audio
    or  Port:        8010     Second port's 'Port' setting to get data from the right side audio

Then disable those 2 ports and created 2 new using straight KISS over IP
   Type:            IP                          This is the communication protocol between device and APRSIS32.
   IP or DNS:    pi3         hostname for my Pi3 on the local network
   Port:              8001     First port's 'Port' setting to get data from the left side audio
    or  Port:        8011     Second port's 'Port' setting to get data from the right side audio

Most of the sound card TNC emulators offer the option of communicating with the AGW protocol. 

Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



On Friday, October 23, 2020, 12:20:10 AM EDT, Michael Wright <mfwright@...> wrote:


I played around a little with AGW, but DireWolf works for me.

I also want to say thanks for helping all the customers with this product!

Mike K6MFW





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