[Rack] [Noisebridge-discuss] Internet down.

Rubin Abdi rubin at starset.net
Thu Aug 23 21:54:46 UTC 2012


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Jonathan Lassoff wrote, On 2012-08-23 14:36:
> We are, and its hella hacky. 9/10 connections outbound take 
> Monkeybrains and 1/10 take Sonic.net. This is just for client NAT
> paths. Pony and minotaur to the internet are direct via Sonic only
> (static IPs are there).

How hard would it be to simply write something to deal with fail
over/fall back? I think load balancing at this point is silly, but
having a connect fail over when shit breaks, and have it do it
seamlessly would be useful.

Simply something like ping MB gateway, if the ping fails 80% of the
time over 2 minutes, fall back to Sonic. Try again after 5 minutes.

> Less excited about potentially fixing/securing PHP in the future,
> but by all means!

If someone wants to sit down and teach my some Python, I would be down
for that too.

> I think we'd need to setup that wireless adapter on Minotaur and
> pick Internet IPv4 destinations that we don't care about minotaur
> talking to reliably. Then, setup the client adapter to hop on the
> WiFI and static route those Internet destinations over the WiFi
> path (to avoid the default via Sonic). Then, probe around and
> test. We can add some policy on bikeshed that permanently routes
> some destinations over sonic and some over monkeybrains, so that
> you can test each path independently as well.

Sounds great and that we've already got all the hardware/software we
need for this. Should we figure out a hack night for this?
Additionally it might be nice to do some house keeping on he wall,
there are cables coming off of it and going to all sorts of places on
the floor now.

- -- 
Rubin
rubin at starset.net
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