Mesh network

In the context of The Serval Project, the “mesh network” consists of all devices communicating via Mesh Datagram Protocol (MDP) and/or Rhizome. This essentially means all devices running the Serval DNA daemon, which for mobile Android devices means running the Serval Mesh (app for Android).

With enough nodes spaced appropriately and good radio coverage, all nodes on a single continent or island may conceivably be united into a single network, but in practice there will always be many mesh network partitions possibly joined via Serval Infrastructure links through other networks. Each partition is a set of devices that can reach each other either directly or indirectly via Mesh Datagram Protocol (MDP) and/or Rhizome.


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