[Dxspider-support] [POLL] dx by <call>

Andrew B. White k9cw at prairienet.org
Mon Sep 30 19:08:27 BST 2002

I would like to see the "by <call>" option removed.  I never liked it on
AK1A, and I don't see any useful purpose for this command now.  It is too
easy to use it to launch nuisance spots.  I think that you should only be
able to post DX spots using your login callsign.  Sure, you can log in
using a bogus callsign, but at least that makes them work a bit harder.

73, Drew

On Mon, 30 Sep 2002, Dirk Koopman wrote:

> In order to maintain compatibility of the dx command with other
> packages, I allow the syntax "dx 14001 fr0g by g7brn" whilst I might be
> logged in as "g1tlh".
> Questions:
> 1) Do I keep it as is?
> 2) Should get rid of it altogether?
> 3) Do I put a privilege on using it?
> What do we need it for? Bearing in mind that is an obvious security
> hole.
> I want to get a feel for community opinion here so please answer the
> questions first and then make any comments you think appropriate.
> Dirk G1TLH
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