[e2e] How many transmission attempts should be done on wireless networks?

Detlef Bosau detlef.bosau at web.de
Sat Sep 19 03:37:23 PDT 2009

David P. Reed wrote:
> Let me clarify that in making my comment about 802.11 systems that 
> won't stop retransmitting until 255 tries have been made, I was citing 
> Larry Roberts. 

I just got a notice by Manu Lochin, who described an even worse scenario 
in some 802.11b implementation.

However, it was a PM, so perhaps Manu will perhaps provide a comment to 
the list as well?


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