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

Dave Baxter dave at emv.co.uk
Fri Mar 24 17:58:50 UTC 2006

Yes Bob.  That's EXACTLY what I mean.  Let the user decide...

However, allow the network do the job of actually routing and carrying
the data as it sees fit at that time, so as to do what was requested,
regardless of if they want a wide RF only broadcast, get to an Igate,
one specific user, (or group of users) or just Local Tactical use.

Yes, the user specifies what they want, the system just does it, no
messing about with WIDE1-1,WIDE3-2, 5-5, 7-7, RELAY Trace or whatever.
You can even have it by default not do any tracing and call substitution
(Long packets only add to the QRM of course) but allow it if wanted for
diagnostic purposes, much like the IP Traceroute command.

It's not exactly rocket science, well, using satellites may come

Going home now, end of the week...

Do not reply direct to this one, I wont see it till Monday if you do,
just let the list liven up a bit, I'll catch it all in the digests.

Dave G0WBX.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Bruninga [mailto:bruninga at usna.edu] 
> Sent: Friday, March 24, 2006 5:25 PM
> To: Dave Baxter; aprssig at lists.tapr.org
> Subject: RE: [aprssig] Re: Tracker Smart Pathing: user 
> types,alternatives
> >>> dave at emv.co.uk 03/24/06 12:20 PM >>>
> >Surely it would be better to make the network intelligent enough to 
> >route posits as needed
> Ah, but that is the BIG problem.  "WHERE?"
> Some people think "to an IGate" others
> want to their friend 2 or 3 or 4 hops away.
> Some do not even want IGates and all their potential wrong 
> setings adding QRM to their area.
> My point is that APRS has as many varried applications as 
> there are HAMs and *any* attempt at an intelligent networks 
> ASSUMES that there is ONE answer as to where everyone's 
> packts should go.
> I disagree completely.  Only the SENDER knows where he wants 
> his packets to go...
> Bob

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