The experimental flag has no effect on on regular IRLP connections. IRLP nodes can make authenticated connections to IRLP reflectors, just like before. In your case, Reflector 9617 has a foot in IRLP land, and a second foot in Echolink. That is unchanged.
If someone wants to run an Asterisk box as an IRLP reflector, they can apply for a number and then traditional nodes with the Experimental flag set, can make unauthenticated connections to that Asterisk conference.
Bottom line is there is no effect on your operation on 9617.
Experimental boxes do not have PGP keys, therefore they cannot connect to any traditional IRLP reflectors or nodes. This in effect, allows all of the unauthenticated connections in the background with no impact at all, on the existing standard IRLP installations.
Does that help?...
On Feb 2, 2009, at 10:15, Michael J. Wolthuis wrote:
I think maybe my question was badly written or I am not understanding your
Ref9617 is setup for IRLP and Echolink (*MICHIGAN*). Experimental nodes
should be able to call ref9617 right via their external program because it
is a reflector??
The difference is I am not referring to my node at all, but the reflector I
support. Maybe I am confused about what an experimental node actually can
and can not do.
So, someone is running rtpDir and an experimental node. Can it connect to
ref9617 which allows for multiple technologies to co-exist?
From: irlp@... [mailto:irlp@...] On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Monday, February 02, 2009 10:03 AM
Subject: Re: [irlp] Information on how to get (and use) an experimental node
No and No. EXP nodes cannot connect to anything.
Keep in mind, the changes made only allow normal nodes to connect TO
experimental nodes. It does not turn YOUR node in to an experimental
node. That has to be done with external software, rtpDir, Asterisk,
whatever. The experimental nodes operate more like unauthenticated
If someone figures out how to make a call from one of the EXP nodes,
attaching that node to an unauthenticated conference, that is an
illegal cross link, and the keys of the node making that connection
will likely be removed.
On Feb 2, 2009, at 9:35, Michael J. Wolthuis wrote:
Can experimental nodes be connected to existing reflectors or do the
reflectors have to allow it?
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