Stephen D. Williams
sdw at lig.net
Tue Oct 1 10:41:07 UTC 2013
On 10/1/13 3:25 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> Probably vaporware/hoaxware
This could be as simple as a wifi router that runs independent DHCP/XMPP/BitTorrent/etc., coordinated direct connections for file
sharing/serving (SparkleShare, i.e. git over SSH), etc.
Or it could include peer-to-peer client wifi connections. Or the router devices and/or portable devices could form meshes to get
extended range and more of an internet/Internet.
The simple case isn't hard. I've been thinking of doing the same thing for Burning Man: Resilient, mesh, usually disconnected,
store and forward when disconnected, secure + public, fair, prioritized traffic, opportunistic but bulk Internet capable networking
in harsh environments and random usage patterns. Add store and forward to an XMPP server, plus email, some file transfer and usenet
like flood propagation (using bittorrent protocols/methods), and you'd have a nice independent communication network.
Layer authentication / crypto, features, and applications as desired.
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