Soon (in a week, two at most) CMS support for gateway programs using UDP or TCP access to winlink.org for Sysop, Version, or Channel information will be discontinued. Security concerns and efficiencies have prompted us to revise the databases and access methods used. Gateway developers have been involved in this transition for several months. All you need to do is insure you are using the current version of the software. You can see the current versions by visiting the winlink web site and selecting the "Tools" menu item - then "Gateway Program Versions". If your gateway is listed in the list at the left you are not using the current version and need to update.
This notice only applies to Winlink gateway programs like RMS Trimode, RMS Packet, RMS Relay, RMS Gateway, etc. It does not apply to user/client programs like Airmail, Paclink or RMS Express (although, you should keep these programs up to date as well). At this time a new version of RMS Gateway hasn't been released, but the author tells me it will be released soon.
Failure to upgrade to the current version of your gateway software will not cause it to stop working. However, it will impact the information you see on the web site and the frequency listings others see in their client programs (Airmail, RMS Express, etc.). And you will be operating counter to your agreement to abide by the system's sysop guidelines.
Thanks for your attention to this important change.
Winlink Development Team