Up: Sensory Mechanism: TPing
This measures how many virtual
instructions have executed since the Tierra process began, while the
node was connected to the net. The ratio: InstExecConnect/InstExec
is a measure of the connectivity of the node. Some nodes, such as
those that connect by modem, will be intermittently connected.
Creatures may develop special adaptations for intermittently
connected nodes, and these two parameters allow them to sense
some relevant connectivity qualities.
Tue Jan 14 16:09:05 JST 1997