[aprssig] Why RELAY,WIDE... is so bad....

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Fri Apr 1 11:16:35 CST 2005

On Fri, 1 Apr 2005, Curt, WE7U wrote:

> On Fri, 1 Apr 2005, Wes Johnston wrote:
> > I think that the recommended path for mobiles should become:
> > WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2
> > or
> > WIDE1-1,WIDE3-3
> >
> > Of course the sets the minimum number of hops to 3.  The rule of thumb
> > would become never run WIDE1-1 after the first position.
> Oooh.  Not good.  I can see getting into a lot of problems with
> people not knowing that and trying that, in an effort to reduce
> their path.
> Instead what about using "RELAY1-1,WIDE2-2", and setting up houses
> and the hilltop digis to respond to that instead?  Same concept as
> above but people can then still run "RELAY1-1,WIDE1-1" and not hurt
> anything.  This is assuming that the hilltop digi's can do flooding
> protocol using any text string.  Is that true, or does flooding
> protocol and specifically the dupe-checking only work for WIDEn-N
> and TRACEn-N?  If they can't do these two:  "WIDEn-N" and
> "RELAYn-N", then forget what I just said.

I've been informed that you can only do the flooding protocol for
two strings, so between the WIDEn-n and the WAn-N, we're out of
strings to use.

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