This afternoon I put the time in to get a ratflector running on the WA7FW gateway. This is something I should have done a while ago, but just never got around to it. This ratflector replaces the one that was being used at drats.myhamcall.com. Now that it is on the gateway, it is permanent and it uses the same address as the gateway–wa7fw.dstargateway.org.
There were a couple of modifications I made to the installation to make it more amenable to running as a daemon on a Linux machine. I added a –background switch to daemonize the process and also created an init.d script to control the process. I have sent Dan Smith a patch file for the new switch with the hope that this will be incorporated into the 0.3.4 version of D-Rats. If you wish a copy of the patch and init.d script for your installation, give me a yell.
73 de WTØF
Update 12/28/2011: I have packaged up the files necessary to add the –background switch and the init.d script. You can download the collection of files with the following link: drats-patch.tar.gz.