This is a major pre-announcement; our effort to develop a more robust MMDVM server authentication system. This work has been in development for better than a year, off and on as time was available. It involved a number of people to envision, concept, collaborate, develop, implement and test. All work is volunteer, unpaid and as always required everyone to split their time due to work, family, illness and other lesser tugs on time available.
This new service will be released officially during the Not-a-Net Gathering Wednesday July 13, 2022. All the details as well as the changes, terms, restrictions and how to get your new PW will be discussed during the Gathering and likely in tech session and zoom. So please join us Wednesday evening.
Very briefly, the requirements are being a member of PNWDigital, use your 7 digit RID and new password, Comply with our ToS and MMDVM ToU. A password will be issued to you for each of your RID’s upon a single request. There will be a short migration period. Any unauthorized users who violated our ToS will have their access restored without further question or inquiry, our clean slate approach for past issues. This system is robust and enables extensive management of your access. We sincerely hope this will eliminate the old style of secret UDP ports and a single common password adn the sharing that it allowed. Hundreds of hours have been invested just to keep a lid our a few or our members sharing the credentials.
The authentication system has been running in beta for several months on 1 server and over those months, the rest of the servers were updated and tested. The last 2 servers were updated today and tested.
We have added 2 more MMDVM servers recently, Otto, a redundant Oregon 1-slot server similar to what we have done for Bridget, Suzy and Wes in the past. We also have a new 2-slot server known as Demi. Demi is a cousin to Rexx but not a redundant server.