Thursday, July 28, 2005 Bill Turner wrote to Joe Subich, W4TV:
>> Some logging programs are already there ... DXLab/DXKeeper is
>> completely functional (and free). Swisslog and ACLog also handle
>> LotW easily - I understand some other loggers automate parts of the
>> process but I don't know to what extent.
BT> Don't you find it annoying that hours and hours of programming have been
BT> put into logging programs just to make LoTW more user-friendly? Why not do
BT> it at the ARRL's end?
Bill you don't understand, no matter what security method is used
logging programs will need hours and hours of programming anyway, you
just won't see the difference at the user end. But with the current
1) is more flexible as you can send signed logs via e-mail or even
discette and no one can forge it;
2) more protected and (important!) trusted, because in this case
password and login is not enough to send forged data into the system,
you need installed certs and password to unlock them.
73...Art RX9TX 28-Jul-05 01:06 UTC
"Abstraction is "the process of forgetting information so that things that are
different can be treated as if they were the same"
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