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The term [[packet radio]] is generally used to mean the same as [[AX.25]]. Here's a list of packet-related Linux sites and software packages:
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The term '''packet radio''' is generally used to mean the same as [[AX.25]], although other packet based protocols may also be used. Applications may use AX.25 frames directly, or they may encapsulate their traffic in [[TCP/IP]]. For quite a while now regular distributions of the open source Linux operating system have included AX.25 networking support in the kernel.
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A comprehensive guide for using AX.25 with Linux is available as part of [http://www.tldp.org/ The Linux Documentation Project]: [http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/AX25-HOWTO/ Linux Amateur Radio AX.25 HOWTO V2.0] (although this does contain outdated information, last updated 2001-09-19) and a German translation of this guide (V1.6-2, last updated 1999-07-08) is available [http://www.linuxhaven.de/dlhp/HOWTO/DE-AX25-HOWTO.html here].
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The essential tools you need for configuring AX.25 on linux can be found in [[ax25-tools]] and a set of useful applications can be found in [[ax25-apps]]. If you would like to develop applications using AX.25 on Linux, [[libax25]] provides a set of useful functions to make this easier.
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== Common AX.25 Applications ==
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* [[APRS]]
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* [[Chat (AX.25)|Chat]]
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* [[Bulletin Board System]]
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* [[Mail (AX.25)|Mail]]
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* [[Telnet (AX.25)|Telnet]]
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* [[TCP/IP over AX.25]]
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* [[AX.25 Tools|Tools]]
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== Related Pages and Links ==
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''Note: This needs to be organised.''
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Here's a list of packet-related Linux sites and software packages:
  
* AX25-HowTo
 
** [http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/AX25-HOWTO/ V2.0] 2001-09-19
 
** [http://www.linuxhaven.de/dlhp/HOWTO/DE-AX25-HOWTO.html V1.6-2] 1999-07-08, german version
 
* [[CVS|Linux AX25-APPS/-TOOLS]]
 
 
* [http://www.swiss-artg.ch/xnet/ (X)Net-Software] german site
 
* [http://www.swiss-artg.ch/xnet/ (X)Net-Software] german site
 
* [http://www.nordlink.org/thenetnode/tnn.htm TheNetNode-Software] german site
 
* [http://www.nordlink.org/thenetnode/tnn.htm TheNetNode-Software] german site
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
* http://radio.linux.org.au/ Hamsoft Database, a vast directory of amateur radio software of all kinds for Linux.
 
* http://radio.linux.org.au/ Hamsoft Database, a vast directory of amateur radio software of all kinds for Linux.
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[[Category:Packet Radio]]
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[[Category:AX.25]]
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[[Category:Portal]]

Revision as of 15:27, 26 March 2015

The term packet radio is generally used to mean the same as AX.25, although other packet based protocols may also be used. Applications may use AX.25 frames directly, or they may encapsulate their traffic in TCP/IP. For quite a while now regular distributions of the open source Linux operating system have included AX.25 networking support in the kernel.

A comprehensive guide for using AX.25 with Linux is available as part of The Linux Documentation Project: Linux Amateur Radio AX.25 HOWTO V2.0 (although this does contain outdated information, last updated 2001-09-19) and a German translation of this guide (V1.6-2, last updated 1999-07-08) is available here.

The essential tools you need for configuring AX.25 on linux can be found in ax25-tools and a set of useful applications can be found in ax25-apps. If you would like to develop applications using AX.25 on Linux, libax25 provides a set of useful functions to make this easier.

Common AX.25 Applications

Related Pages and Links

Note: This needs to be organised.

Here's a list of packet-related Linux sites and software packages:

See also