[aprssig] Re: Tracker Smart Pathing: user types, alternatives

Jason Winningham jdw at eng.uah.edu
Thu Mar 23 08:46:03 CST 2006

On Mar 23, 2006, at 8:16 AM, Robert Bruninga wrote:

> Which is easier?  Replacing every TNC digi in the country
> with new hardware and maintaining them with updates
> everytime an IGate comes on the air or disappears,

Manual configuration would be required only if the network designers 
were so ignorant of basic networking that they didn't allow for auto 
discovery of such information.  It can easily be passively discovered 
by simply looking at the station type on packets that are received.

>  to do
> it your way, -or- asking new tracker designs to include the
> Proportional Pathing Option for those that see its value?

If only new tracker designers implement, will it have any noticeable 

How many stations on the air are digis?  How many are trackers?  Where 
will changes have the most impact: on a few theoretically new trackers, 
or on the infrastructure nodes that are responsible for for the vast 
majority of the traffic?


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