Helpful information for Allstar Users

Helpful information for Allstar Users. This corrects issues that occurred during the Hurricane. Turn off DNS on private nodes:

There are three options for node lookup. The default if not defined isNS. If you strictly want local then set it to local BUT in the very near future hamvoip users will be able to define private node groups and set IPaddresses for those nodes in the hamvoip registration system. When this happens and if you want to do it you would need to set the value to =dns Also if you are using dns or local lookup you will want to run the filelookup_onoff.sh script to turn off (disable) the file lookup system asit is not used. To test what method is currently being used for aparticular node use the rpt lookup command in the client.

Here is the text for setting –

; There are three choices for the way to
lookup
; nodes. Being able to lookup nodes and
mapping
; to an IP address and port is a requirement
; for proper operation of Allstar.

; NOTE – when using DNS lookup on all nodes
on
; a server the filelookup_onoff.sh script
should
; be used to turn off redundant flat file
lookups.
; DNS lookup is the default.

; node_lookup_method=dns (Default)
; Uses hamvoip DNS lookup

; node_lookup_method=file
; Uses Allstar flat file lookup
; Deprecated in hamvoip v1.5

; node_lookup_method=local
; Uses local fixed routing defined in the
; [nodes] stanza below

*73 Doug*
*WA3DSP*