Re: [homenet] homenet-babel-profile: determining link type

Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca> Tue, 21 November 2017 01:02 UTC

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Subject: Re: [homenet] homenet-babel-profile: determining link type
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STARK, BARBARA H <bs7652@att.com> wrote:
    > Should we really only suggest that the router dynamically probe the
    > quality of wireless links? Or would it make sense to suggest dynamic
    > probing of all links, because assuming the entire path between 2
    > routers uses a single physical layer technology may not be a good
    > assumption?

I agree that is should probe all interfaces!

Some wires might be better than others; assume use of random joiners between
cat3,cat5,cat6 and chicken wire in the home.

(a booth at N+I back in ~2000 or something had a very nice GbE over barbed wire demo)

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