I am going through a bit of a headache trying to find this information. I have a lot of people interested in a private simplex node/repeater network using Asterisk/app_rpt, the same software AllStarLink uses. Instead of using dynamic DNS or OpenVPN, I would like to use their technique on node lookup, that is, DNS. They state in their wiki that they utilize a PowerDNS server with MySQL. How would I go about doing this? I hope I am asking in the right place. I know how it works, I just don't know how to implement it on my system. I would preferably want to know how HamVoIP does it as well. The way I am doing it now is everybody hears everybody by everyone connecting to a central hub. I don't want that type of system. Thanks!

  • $\begingroup$ Hello and welcome to ham.stackexchange.com! $\endgroup$
    – rclocher3
    Commented Dec 9, 2020 at 16:39
  • $\begingroup$ Interesting! Sounds like you might need to write some code. We have some very bright people here who are experts in many subjects, and I hope that someone here has the expertise to help. $\endgroup$
    – rclocher3
    Commented Dec 9, 2020 at 16:57
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    $\begingroup$ Hi! Thanks for the welcoming! Yeah, I wouldn't mind writing some code, that's how I think they do it, is using a combination of bash scripts on the user nodes and php/perl scripts on the servers. $\endgroup$
    – byaeger
    Commented Dec 9, 2020 at 17:21
  • $\begingroup$ Ooh, in your shoes I'd be seriously considering junking the entire project if I knew I had to write Perl code... (I kid, I've held my nose and edited Perl before.) $\endgroup$
    – rclocher3
    Commented Dec 9, 2020 at 17:27
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    $\begingroup$ What you're describing is dynamic DNS, it's just running the dynamic DNS system yourself instead of using a public one, and using a non-standard update method :) $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 9, 2020 at 18:35


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