Wifi Highway - could this work?

Eugen Leitl eugen@leitl.org
Fri, 3 Jan 2003 16:41:20 +0100 (CET)


No, it's a completely different design space. The network connectivity is
basically constant, it's just your signal is weak and/or data rate is low,
and ACKs can have seconds to hours (days, in future) latency. You have to
treat the ether as packet buffer, which mostly involves redundant
transmission instead of ACKing all the time and retransmit when a packet
is garbled.

On Fri, 3 Jan 2003, Bill Kearney wrote:

> Perhaps Vinton Cerf's work on the internplanetary internet has some
> applicability.
> http://www.ipnsig.org/
> 
> The random paths and frequent disconnects that a free wifi network on the
> highway would incur make it important to consider store and forward delivery.