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PB and PG v.1.4 - Linux programs for communicating with Microsat satellites




I have uploaded version 1.4 of PB and PG for Linux to Metalab.unc.edu. The
file
name is pbpg-1.4.tar.gz. I have placed the file and the accompanying
lsm-file in /pub/Incoming/linux. The target directory is
/pub/linux/apps/ham.
The file may also be downloaded from 
ftp://ftp.amsat.org/amsat/software/Linux/pbpg-1.4.tar.gz.

The updated documentation is found in the file named README.

The following changes have been made since version 1.3:

-	The programs are no longer installed SUID. This removes a security
	hole that existed in previous versions.

-	The build process is based on the use of the ax.25 library
(ax25lib).
	Use version 1.3 if you are on a version of Linus that does not
	support ax25lib. If you want to remove the security hole from
earlier
	versions, change the two lines in Makefile that install the programs
	to read:
	install -g root -o root -m 0755 -s pb /usr/local/bin
	install -g root -o root -m 0755 -s pg /usr/local/bin

The following is (still) believed to be an incorrectness:
-	Sometimes PB will send requests for directory fills when it is not 
	needed. I have only seen this with AO-16 but it has been reported to
happen
	with KO-25 as well.

The lsm reads as follows:


Begin3
Title:       	PB and PG for Linux
Version:        1.4
Entered-date:   10 MAR 2000

Description:    PB and PG for Linux are program used for download from and
		upload to digital satellites (Pacsats) supporting the FTL0
		protocol. This software allows you to directly communicate 
		with the Microsat series of satellites. It provides a 
		Curses (Ncurses) based user interface. It features automatic

		directory fill requests and simple, rules based file 
		download requests.
		This version of the programs will work with kernel
		revisions 2.2.13 or higher.
Keywords:       AX.25
                Digital Satellites
		Pacsat
		FTL0
                Amateur Radio
Author:         oz6bl@amsat.org (Bent Bagger)
		oz2aba@amsat.org (Peter Scott Bentsen)
		and others.
Maintained-by:  oz6bl@amsat.org (Bent Bagger)
Primary-site:   sunsite.unc.edu /pub/linux/apps/ham/pbpg-1.4.tar.gz
Alternate-site: ftp.amsat.org   /amsat/software/Linux/pbpg-1.4.tar.gz
Copying-policy: GPL.
End

Happy hamming

Bent/OZ6BL
(also oz6bl@amsat.org)
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