This is probably a simple question i am going to over complicate. DO sentinels repeat off of eachother . For example, the max range on a sentinel is 100 meters, lets say I live 400 meters from a major road and conditions are perfect. as such:
| | | / \ / \ / \ /
| || A || B |_____| C |_| Bridge|
| | | 100m 100m 100m 100m
As it is sentinel A would make the majority of the handshakes. B can communicate with A, but would A transfer its witnesses to B and would B transfer the information from A and B to C and would C finally transfer all of the information from A, B, C to the bridge. In this scenario, I would give each of my three neighbors a sentinel to put on let’s say their spare keys which stay home 99.9% of the time. This would be beneficial if they do repeat, yet if they do not and all three would have to pass within range of the bridge to upload this would be inefficient. If they do not I would have to give a sentinel to A to put on something they travel with such as main keys and hope they pass by the bridge which they likely would not seeing they travel towards the main road not deeper into the neighborhood. I would only get information gathered when I travel along the road with one or to of my other devices and only for the short time I’m on the road. In that scenario, my bridge would likely see very little in the means of uploads. Yet if they do repeat the bridge would consistently get the information from all devices traveling along the main road. As I said I likely made this more complicated then it needs to be I am just curious as to how the transfers travel before it reaches a bridge device.
p.s The graphics looks correct during writing and editing yet it doesn’t post correctly but I think it still relays what I’m saying.