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NOS is evil

I've noticed something weird: more and more people in our area are
using Linux for amateur radio, but people are running NOS (a USER
level process, I don't know how many 100kB it takes up to run) under
Linux!  But Linux already *has* an excellent implentation of TCP/IP
and KERNEL level support for KISS tnc's and PI cards. For amateur
radio TCP/IP, it works great (for run of the mill AX.25 and BBS
support, it needs some polishing.)

The mind boggles. I get a laugh when I see people using whatever hack
NOS has for SMTP, when they have the far more powerful Berkely
sendmail or Smail sitting under their noses. <Sigh> I guess old
habits die hard. Time to do some re-education...

BogoMIPS Research Labs  --  bogosity research & simulation  --  VE7JPM  -- 
jmorriso@bogomips.ee.ubc.ca ve7jpm@ve7jpm.ampr.org jmorriso@ve7ubc.ampr.org

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