School mesh config
wad at laptop.org
Fri May 16 10:34:16 EDT 2008
On May 15, 2008, at 5:51 PM, Bill Mccormick wrote:
> Ok. I found 4 networking scenarios on the wiki at this link:
> I was a little surprised not to see a scenario where a mesh network
> connects via a mesh portal without a school server. Is this a
> valid scenario, or was it deliberately excluded for some reason?
It was overlooked. The ability for an XO to act as an MPP while
connected to the
Internet through a second interface has been ignored lately, leaving
the school server
as our only MPP. Given the behavior of our collaboration software
when there isn't
a centralized presence service, this hasn't been a big loss.
> Did anybody explicitly define how the networking should handle
> changes in configuration?
> An obvious one is from an p2p mesh to a school mesh. I can see
> how there could be troubles with a cluster of 1 or more XOs which
> have an ephemeral connection to the school mesh - they would tend
> to thrash between link local address assignment and DHCP address
> assignment as the weak connection faded in and out. I think the
> same thing would happen with mDNS and the presence protocols.
Not really. This is an area of concern.
> I'm really trying to get at the vision for how networking should
> work. I've seen some comments here and there that networking
> should just work - but I'm looking for something at the next level
> of detail. I'm listening if anyone would like to share their
I'm working on a proposal to send around, but more urgent
deadlines are interfering...
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