[Freedombox-discuss] Freedombox Mesh Network Simulator

The Doctor drwho at virtadpt.net
Fri Jun 22 18:49:43 UTC 2012

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On 06/20/2012 02:29 PM, Rick C. Hodgin wrote:

> The mesh network should be able to route packets from any
> geographic location to another, merely by knowing where it (itself)
> is, where the packet came from and where it's going.  There are
> certain aspects of forward-transmissions for packets each FBX would
> have to maintain for a period time in case one or more of the FBXs
> fell off the mesh and are no longer available, which would require
> re-routing through a less-than-optimal route, although given the
> circumstances of the FBX "holes" that now exist in the living,
> dynamic mesh, perhaps may NOW actually be THE optimal route.

Them's the breaks of a mesh.  If a node's ZOMGWOWIE route goes away
but it also has a less preferred, lower bandwidth but still working
route, it should use that.  The packets have to get through however
they can, and sometimes beauty has to take a backseat to practical.

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