How it works

Startup(Edit)

When you power up your node, it fires up and looks for an active internet connection.

If it cannot find one, it refuses to start. This is changeable for offline nodes (ie Remote Nodes).

When it has found an active internet connection, it downloads scripts to allow for ease of change of settings.

Co-ordination(Edit)

When the program starts, it reports its status to the VKLink server http://status.vklink.com.au website.

If the node has been enabled by admin, it is put into the database that other nodes look at to find connections.

It also reports its current status, ie, online, whether someone is txing into it, and various other bits of info.

Security(Edit)

The security is derived from IP addresses and parts of the script that is downloaded. If the reported IP and the found IP is different, it is kicked off.

If you have a dynamic IP address, a DNS name has to be assigned to it so a reverse lookup can be done to verify the IP. A script has to be manually added for this.

Connections(Edit)

If all the above is correct, you type a Connection Command and a Node Number from the http://status.vklink.com.au, your node looks at the node list generated by the VKLink server and attempts to connect to it.

All the control/audio packets are sent via the one UDP port, 4569, meaning a great security increase for your personal network.

Conferences(Edit)

No such thing. You simple connect to nodes you want to talk to. Look at the map first and see what is already connected to what, and connect to the closest node.

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