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[aprssig] More digis are changing to the new paradigm

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Jul 5 13:27:10 UTC 2005


>I think for any next-generation APRS network, 
>the "digis" should be smart enough to adapt to 
>network load and allow packets to be repeated 
>as many times as the load will allow...

This will guarantee several things:

1) the sender will have no idea how far his packets will go

2) the network will always be 100% busy with routine
     lights-are-on-noone-home packets doing nothing

3) The user that needs to get packets from A to B cannot

4) The priority user with a LIVE immediate need cannot
communicate any better than a home station with non
moving beacons.  And he wont have any clue if the system
will deliver his packets too where they need to go right-now.

5) The network becomes completely indeterminant.

6) The network is extremely dependent on sysop-hands
on-tweaking to do anyting other than "routine".  And
experience shows that getting a SYSOP to make real
time changes in some areas takes not just hours, but
months.

Good luck.
de Wb4APR, Bob






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