Re: Information on how to get (and use) an experimental node assignment

Ramesh Dhami \(VA3UV\)

Dave Gingrich wrote:
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.
<-- Hi Dave; Does this mean that the EXP node essentially becomes an open reflector, allowing multiple IRLP nodes to connect to it (with the proviso that the other IRLP nodes have the Experimental flag set?)

Thanks, Ramesh, VA3UV

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