I’m trying to understand the difference between connecting to a node (such as using iax_rpt authenticating with a username/psw) and linking to a node via DTMF and the difference there might be between monitoring and transmitting. Sorry if it’s a basic question but I fell like I’m still missing some fundamentals on how this whole system is supposed to work.
I’m assuming that nodes you can connect to are nodes under your control as a maintainer. You may have one or many if part of a club. Say you own node 1, 2, 3, and let’s pretend they are all radio-less.
If I connect to node 1 via my computer client, and then link 2 and 3 to 1, I’m assuming I would hear all traffic coming into 2 and 3 (wherever they may be linked to themselves)
What happens if I key my node 1? Will it transmit to both 2 and 3 and then further out to the nodes they are connected to?
Conversely, if I wanted to implemented some sort of scanning capabilities to find out nodes with traffic, could I just link all the nodes I’m interested in to my node and listen to traffic that way?
Does simplex/duplex connection make these scenarios any different?