I have 4 private nodes in my network. To simplify link management I added a hub node. The hub node brings up permanent connections to all radio-interfaces nodes that should stay linked. My rpt.conf has the following link control commands defined:
811 = ilink,11 ; Disconnect a previously permanently connected link
812 = ilink,12 ; Permanently connect specified link – monitor only
813 = ilink,13 ; Permanently connect specified link – tranceive
My hub node (1300) has the following startup macro to connect to 1315, 1310, 1301, and 1308:
startup_macro=*8131315 *8131310 *8131301 *8131308
We use private microwave for our connections so uptime is much better than the Internet normally is. We’ve not seen issues up to about 2 weeks. At 2 weeks, we’ve seen some odd audio path behaviors that will need troubleshooting someday. In the meantime, rebooting all the nodes every week keeps things stable.
Let me know if you have questions.