I'm looking into switching controllers (or perhaps using two controllers for a while to see which i prefer). What's worrying me is that i'm not 100% sure on what happens when i expose sensors to two gateways.
My question therefore is where can i find information on how sensors and gateways and controllers actually interact. So i can find out things like;
- is there a routing table on each sensors and is it possible for a sensor to transmit to two gateways attached to two separate controllers
- i am aware that radio is literally just a broadcast and anyone listening will hear, but will a gateway/controller 'drop' a package from a source it doesn't know? (like they have not gone trough pairing
- what is the behavior of a sensor broadcasting and receiving an ACK if there are two?
- does the controller actually do much?, i know some behavior is built into the (i'm generally using serial) gateways like sending out a discovery request on boot, does the controller keep track of ID's and assign them, or does a controller merely do responses for data that sensors ask for
I'm aware that i could just dig through the code and find this out myself but i'm hoping somebody has a write up on this or some design documentation i haven't been able to find myself yet.
Any input will be greatly appreciated!