[OZAPRS] HF Gateways

Mark Cheeseman mark at cheeseman.org
Mon Jun 29 21:36:07 EST 2009

Ray Wells wrote:
> Re exponential backoff and ax25, I know that Linux has either 
> exponential or linear as a user selectable option. It's a long time 
> (1994) since I used JNOS but I "think" it also offered the option. I 
> don't know about other implementations of ax25.

 From memory, most AX.25 implementations (ie, TNC firmware) utilised 
linear backoff. That's why Linux machines fared poorly on a busy 
network, because they were the only ones doing exponential backoff.

-Mark VK2XGK

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