- To: DEVANS%COLOLASP.BITNET@CORNELLC.cit.cornell.edu, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: NETROM query
- From: email@example.com (Barry McLarnon DGBT/DIP)
- Date: Mon, 25 Feb 91 16:31:17 EST
Yes, it is. I asked Dan Frank about this some time ago. He said that in
his implementation of NET/Wrong for NET, it will only try the highest-
quality route (unlike the original and its clone, which will try up to 3
different routes. I'm not sure about the G8BPQ implementation). I didn't
ask whether it was a deliberate omission on his part, or simply something
he didn't get around to. In my experience, the alternate routing attempts
are often more of a hindrance than a help anyway. Ever try pinging an IP
node which has gone off the air, via a route which includes several "real"
netrom nodes? With all the thrashing about trying alternate routes, the
ripples from that innocent little ping can take several minutes to die down!