[hackerspaces] the internet is broken (Re: hackerspaces overengineering.)

Rhys Rhaven rhys at rhavenindustrys.com
Thu Jun 23 16:38:54 CEST 2011

I wrote a long post with how we have our network, including diagrams. It
apparently hasn't been approved because its too big. :-(

On 06/23/2011 07:59 AM, Koen Martens wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 07:48:50PM -0700, John de Largentaye wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 7:08 PM, Koen Martens <gmc at sonologic.nl> wrote:
> >>
> >> We usually just install yet another highly experimental operating
> system
> >> on our router when something's broken. Just to keep things interesting.
> >>
> >> How boring would that be, if internet just worked??
> > "In our space, you gotta *earn* your access" ;)
> > Now there's an idea. Have the base router image broken in some way,
> > and let guests / newbies fight for their right to internet access. Or
> > add upside-downternet to it.
> > Members get their own properly working access :)
> I was recently thinking how for-granted we take internet on these hacker
> camps such as har2009 and ccc camp. I mean, back in the days when I was
> still a kid, getting internet in the middle of nowhere actually was a
> challenge.
> The next camp should just not provide a network and have people build a
> mesh network themselves imho :)
> - gmc
> Ps: a good thing so many hackerspaces have broken ipv6 tunnels yet do hand
> out router advertisements, at least makes for a challenge now and then
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