[Freedombox-discuss] FreedomBox Testing 2012.0617 Image Published

Dave Taht dave.taht at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 04:55:59 UTC 2012

On Sun, Jun 17, 2012 at 10:32 PM, James Valleroy
<james.valleroy at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 17, 2012 at 10:03 PM, Rick C. Hodgin <foxmuldrster at yahoo.com>
> wrote:
>> Hmmm...  So, the Freedombox needs to use external infrastructure such as
>> an ethernet or WiFi router?
>> I was thinking WiFi would connect all neighbors together on a WiFi mesh
>> able to simultaneously transmit / receive to other Freedomboxes directly
>> without a hub / router. Sort of an ad hoc Internet.
>> Is such a thing possible with WiFi?
>> Best regards,
>> Rick C. Hodgin
> Yes, in fact it's called WiFi adhoc mode:
> http://wiki.debian.org/WiFi/AdHoc

I am a great fan of the freedombox project but am working on my own
(cerowrt), which is more focused on the bufferbloat problem than
anything else. It had been so long since I booted my openrd that I
ended up giving it away....


Cerowrt does adhoc mesh networking out of the box using ahcp and the
babel routing protocol over ipv6 and ipv4. I wouldn't mind at all if
freedombox added this capability, too. (another interesting mesh
protocol is batman-adv)

And further off topic:

What kernel are you on? Recently we got out codel and fq_codel based on
van jacobson's and kathie nichols latest work, but it needs BQL
support in the ethernet driver, at least, which I'd be willing to do
for the kirkwood driver if you are running Linux 3.3 or later, and
someone could test.



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