Requirements for WL2K RMS Software

All Radio Mail Server (RMS) programs require a full-time Internet connection. The speed of this connection is not critical. RMS programs are all designed to sense loss of connectivity and recover or reconfigure automatically.

At a minimum, the computer should be a modern 500 MHz or greater processor running one of the following OS with .NET 3.5 installed:

  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2003 or later
  • Windows 10

Win 95, Win 98, Win 2000, Win ME, Windows XP, Windows 7, and Vista are not supported and will either not run the required .NET 3.5 extensions or reliably accept future program changes. Old Windows OS versions that are not supported with updates by Microsoft are security threats for all, do not contain the security layers and protocol support new applications from the WDT require, and thus are not supported. If you have old hardware that must be used, consider using a Linux solution for an RMS gateway.

The computer and TNCs should be powered from a smart uninterruptable power supply (UPS) that has a reserve battery and signals Windows to begin an orderly shutdown via an interface when battery power is low.

A shortcut to the RMS program executable should be installed and the computer configured to auto-boot on power applied. Check the RMS program help for references on how to do this. The objective is to set the computer and RMS program to operate unattended and to start automatically when power is applied.

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