I have the same issue.
I’ve been meaning to reply to some of your posts. I also use private node numbering and have the links configured as:
This link configuration “breaks” the playback command.
As background: many years ago our system used RF analog FM links to link our repeater sites. We engineered and installed ASL private nodes that connect across ham band microwave Ethernet links. This works great but, ASL is not an exact equivalent. There are two issues I’ve run into that I think you’ve already seen:
– the playback command doesn’t properly play a file to all connected nodes.
– DTMF tones are not transparently passed down the links as would happen on an RF analog FM link.
And there’s another one:
– when playback is occurring on multiple nodes at the same time and somebody keys up on one of the nodes, the playback audio on the remote node comes down the link. I think this is a clue to the cause of the playback command issue. The solution may be to use localplay instead, but I haven’t tried it.
BTW, our workaround for the playback command issue is to have an ASL macro execute a script that executes the playback on all nodes at the same time using ssh remote command execution. This works great.
These issues are on my list to fix.