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PDW to Webpage

Postby Phantom » Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:06 pm

Ive searched already - cant seem to find it - but find anything ... anyway ...

I am looking at setting up a computer out in the shed (for another radio reason) that will be linked to the internet. This computer will be mostly unattended and whilst it is being used for another reason, I thought that i might put it to some use and set up a pager decoder for the region - that will broadcast onto a webpage, the actual pager messages.

Depending on my ISP, I am hoping to host it locally or via the ISP's webserver.

I was wondering about the legalities of this - broadcasting the pager messages (selected ones - capcode dependant) onto the WWW.

I recall someone (BG maybe) having some issues about this - but i cant for the life of me find the reference to this and what outcome there was. I think it was removed from the WWW for some reason...?

Any feedback regarding this would be greatly appreciated.

It is in planning at the moment - especially for the other use of the computer - however i thought that since it will be setup out there, might as well put it to good use for the wider community.

Thoughts ?
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Re: PDW to Webpage

Postby Stretch » Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:15 pm

I know BG took it down as a precaution as he didn't want any legal issues to arrive (after already having legal trouble in the past).

He also had it pass worded protected so only selected people could see it.
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PDW to Webpage

Postby Phantom » Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:12 pm

Sounds like a password system is in order...
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Re: PDW to Webpage

Postby bodyguard » Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:08 pm

you will need pdw 2.16 (HTML output)
wampserver (has everything you need) http://www.wampserver.com/en/
win xp (I found this to be most reliable)
PHP password protection
static IP (I use no-ip for this) http://www.no-ip.com/

I hosted it from my home, (lucky uploads aren't counted)

Yeah I had an investigation by the Privacy commission, here is the opening line

PRIVACY COMPLAINT

I am writing to advise that the Privacy Commissioner has decided to conduct an own motion investigation under section 40(2) of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Act) into the website http://cabscan.bounceme.net/. The aim in conducting this investigation is to establish if http://cabscan.bounceme.net/’s practices are consistent with the Act.

I then shut down cabscan, and all future sites were passworded.

I hope that is some help
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Re: PDW to Webpage

Postby iscan » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:27 pm

anyone got a copy of the pdw version with html output?
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Re: PDW to Webpage

Postby Phantom » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:32 pm

iscan wrote:anyone got a copy of the pdw version with html output?
howdy!

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Re: PDW to Webpage

Postby OIC_Napster » Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:09 pm

Yep
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Re: PDW to Webpage

Postby knightcon » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:01 am

Just to clarify this topic I have worked with a person located in Melbourne who had set up their own system much the same as this who was curious as to the legality of it. After having spoken to ACMA, Privacy Commissioner, Department of Justice, and the communications divisions for the various emergency services, as well as ESTA who operate the victorian EAS paging network I was provided with the following clarification on the governments position on this practice.

While it is legal to scan wireless voice and data systems with the exception of the mobile phone network and encrypted wireless networks it is not legal to rebroadcast or publish the information collected from such a scan. In this respect it is legal for someone to setup a PDW scanner at home to scan the EAS paging network and log down every single pager message sent out but it is not legal to then publish those messages online, no matter what form of obfuscation where to be used. Password protection was not clarified by any of them, their position being no online publication but they chose not to advise if password protected pages where still considered published or not.

Hope this helps for people looking at doing this sort of thing in the future.
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Re: PDW to Webpage

Postby melbourneradio » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:05 pm

Got a copy of the orgianal you want to share .. and a contact name . It goes against everyting I was told during threatend legal action ... and tell me how are they going to know what ive got hidden behind a password

I ran www.emergencyalertnet.com here in vic ... and had a long drwan out argument with the doj ...



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Re: PDW to Webpage

Postby Pumper_50 » Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:02 am

melbourneradio wrote:Got a copy of the orgianal you want to share .. and a contact name . It goes against everyting I was told during threatend legal action ... and tell me how are they going to know what ive got hidden behind a password

I ran http://www.emergencyalertnet.com here in vic ... and had a long drwan out argument with the doj ...



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They're going to know in part because of the reasons I outlined in a article back in 2012.

https://vicradiozone.com/2012/12/13/the-enemy-within/

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