[ros-users] Making message transport more modular?

Jack O'Quin jack.oquin at gmail.com
Thu May 24 14:35:38 UTC 2012

On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 8:52 AM, Karan, Cem F CIV (US)
<cem.f.karan.civ at mail.mil> wrote:
> I'd definitely support this; I've been wanting to experiment with SCTP
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stream_Control_Transmission_Protocol) as a
> transport layer, but had no idea how to get it working with ROS.  Having
> some well-supported interface in ROS to tie in new transports would make
> that MUCH easier!


There is clearly widespread interest in a more modular transport
layer. I suspect the tricky part will be clarifying implicit client
assumptions about bandwidth, reliability, quality of service, etc.

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