axdigi man page
axdigi — axdigi file.
axdigi This executable should be loaded in your startup script with the command: /usr/local/sbin/axdigi (or path to where you installed it). This file enables cross-port digipeating within your linux's ax25 stack.
Special Conditions: axdigi In order to digipeat, you or the user *must* know your SSID associated with the ifconfig <interface> that is the direct link to the outbound path they wish to digi to. axdigi will handle the appropriate digipeat accordingly. If you have multiple ax25 interfaces, you should somehow list them for the users in the axports description so they will see them when doing an "Interface" command while on URONode. If the user wishes to log off URONode and digi through, then they must use the interface's SSID associated with the OUTBOUND path to their destination.
- C <destination> via <your interface-SSID>
If the user heard station A1BCD-7 on your ax0 interface, and that interface's SSID is: W1XYZ-9 (NOT the FlexID of URONode!) then the user would enter: c a1bcd-7 via w1xyz-9 even if their inbound interface might be ax1 and it's ifconfig shows your SSID as w1xyz-10!
- Detailed information
If you have 3 ax25 interfaces ifconfigured as: ax0 - w1xyz-9 ax1 - w1xyz-10 ax2 - w1xyz-11
User k2lmn would enter your node via ax2 and they wish to digi to a1bcd-7 which is heard on ax0 they would simply enter: c a1bcd-7 via w1xyz-9 to connect. Axdigi handles the crossport functions. If they tried: c a1bcd-7 via w1xyz-11 the connect would fail because it would attempt to digi OUT on your ax2 interface. This may get tricky so expect a need to educate your users on this. Unfortunately, linux lacks native cross-port digipeating at this time so this is a work-around.