|APRSD(8)||System Manager's Manual||APRSD(8)|
aprsd — Automatic
Packet Reporting System daemon
aprsd sends APRS
position reports using either GPS or user-supplied position information.
aprsd is usually started at boot time, and
can be enabled by setting the following in
aprsd is configured using the
aprsd.conf(5) configuration file.
This defines the beacons to be sent periodically, and filter rules for
digipeater functionality. The callsign found in
mycallsign(5) will be used as the
originating address for position beacons. The SSID is hardcoded as -6 for
APRS uses AX.25 as a link layer, which restricts
callsign length to at most 6 characters. If your callsign is longer than 6
aprsd will refuse to start.
The nmea(4) driver can be used to provide a live GPS position. Other drivers that update the sensors framework may also work.
If the sensor cannot be found, or the sensor does not have a valid latitude or longitude, but a fixed latitude and longitude were provided, then the fixed position will be used. If no fixed position was provided, beacons are disabled until the sensor provides a valid position again.
aprsd first appeared in HamBSD XXX.
aprsd daemon was written for the
HamBSD project by Iain R. Learmonth
<email@example.com> for the
It is not currently possible to broadcast position reports on multiple interfaces with a single instance. It is however possible to manually start multiple instances.
|October 11, 2019||HamBSD-current|