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[liberationtech] Mesh Networks?

The Doctor drwho at
Mon Jun 20 11:39:28 PDT 2011

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On 06/19/2011 12:39 PM, Charles N Wyble wrote:

>> Effective mass hacking, I feel, comes from having a wide variety of
>> fairly well-known and commoditised tools that can be repurposed and
>> composed together to new ends. I think everyone wants that commodity
>> tool to be WiFi, but I think the last few years have shown that it's
>> by no means easy to do this.
> It's trivial. It's known. It's mature. It's boring. Mesh is here to stay.

Heck, Anonymous published a shell script that sets up 802.11s on just
about any Linux system.  Unfortunately it takes care of nothing else
that would be required (such as address resolution or DHCP).  I do not
know how much use the script saw in Egypt or Tunisia, however.

> all. We've just been moving along, quietly building out real networks.
> Everyone else talks about it, we just sat down and did it. Over and over
> and over. We build. We test. We tweak. We pass packets.

We have parties where we build meshes.  We set them up on long bus and
train rides for run.  We set them up when we go camping (or we would if
Ubuntu would include development tools by default...

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