[nos-bbs] how does 'NETROM Reach' sound ?

jerome schatten romers at shaw.ca
Thu Aug 16 13:14:05 EDT 2018

Yes!  And maybe revive a form of Hank’s Netrom Walker as an option, just for fun?
jerome - ve7ass

> On Aug 16, 2018, at 08:35, Maiko Langelaar <maiko at pcs.mb.ca> wrote:
> Morning to all,
> Just thinking outloud, trying not to take this stuff too seriously :)
> Sounds kinda cool from a marketing point of view I guess ...
> Back in 2014 I wrote some code that would go through the entire
> netrom routing table and try to determine what was reachable, those
> that could not be connected to would be marked as unreachable and
> no longer be displayed to any users.
> I kinda forgot about it for a while, then got interested again.
> The latest train of thought would be to extend the reachable check
> for ANY incoming nodes broadcast as well, but then take it one a
> step further, so after 'N' incoming nodes broadcasts if any nodes
> were in fact still not reachable, then don't check them anymore for
> a period of time 'Y and just mark them deleted (and therefore not
> available to connect to, and not showing up in the nodes table).
> Where N and Y could be configurable in autoexec.nos, but if not
> be assigned some default values.
> There is a similar L3RTT (specific to Xnet and Flexnet ???) system but
> that has nothing to do with NETROM actually, and it only is to confirm
> direct neighbours being INP 'compliant' or something along that line ?
> This idea is all within the standard NETROM code or framework, but how
> much traffic should we 'tolerate', and I'm just wondering if this is just going
> to turn into yet another gadget or way to deal with netrom nodes which
> are never able to get too ? Do we dare run this stuff on RF ports ?
> Another thought has been to seek out pure AX25 calls heard on interfaces,
> and do a non-netrom type routing (flexnet similarities) and scan for them
> and get a 'route' table built on scan results ?
> Maiko / VE4KLM
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