NOSintro – TCP/IP over Packet Radio

An Introduction to the KA9Q Network Operating System

by Ian Wade, G3NRW



That’s NOSintro. If this is the first time you’ve reached this chapter, you should now have a rough idea about what NOS and TCP/IP can do. Now return to the start, and collect a copy of NOSview on the way — you’ll need it later to make sense of the detail next time around.

If this is the third or fourth time through, you’re probably ready to try NOS on the air. After you’ve edited all the control files to suit your own environment, please check everything thoroughly once again before switching on the radio. You’ll need all the help you can get to make everything work properly, and the last thing you want is to upset your friends by flooding the network with broadcasts from NS9BOB!

If this is the umpteenth time you’ve passed this way, you should be fairly fluent in using NOS. Now is the time to start experimenting. Set up or join a packet group to try things out together. Tell the world what you’re doing, write articles for newsletters and magazines (or even write a book), and pledge to help others who are just starting out on this fascinating adventure.

And finally, if you can spare a few moments, please let me know what you think of this book. Have you found it helpful, was it clear to understand, were some topics too detailed or not detailed enough, how can the book be improved? There are almost certainly some (hopefully minor) mistakes in it — in a book of this nature, it’s virtually impossible to guarantee 100 percent accuracy, however thorough the checking. Let me know what they are.

Your feedback is important to me, complimentary or not, and I will of course reply.

Happy pinging!


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